After nearly 50 years of music, knowledgeable fans of Bob Dylan should be used the occasional odd album. But a Dylan Christmas album? That sounds like a gigantic internet hoax.
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Dylan Does Christmas Christmas in the Heart be on your Victrola this holiday season?
Folks listening to Morning Edition chimed in over our text message short code (677677) were, for the most part, not impressed.
Shaun from Moorhead: “I was just telling a friend i love anything he does, but WOW i’ve changed my mind. He sounded drunk!”
Matt in Woodbury: “Dylan sounds like a dying walrus that got kicked out of his boys’ choir. This album is worse than snow in October.”
Micah from Minneapolis: “The new Dylan record is weird. But when an artist with Dylan’s prowess releases something like this I assume it is a genuine artistic statement from the heart.”
Gerard in Minneapolis: “I just turned on the radio and you were playing snippets of some holiday songs. I wondered to myself why Harvey Fierstein had made a Christmas recording.”
Unknown: “Well, it’s not Frank or Ella, but Bob shows heart. This album is a homage to Bob’s childhood memories of late night, faraway radio broadcasts.”
Greg from Duluth: “Dylan’s Xmas album is like listening to something your sweet, but tone deaf, child does in elementary school. You love it because you love him, but c’mon, it’s TERRIBLE!”