Bob Dylan

The AU Review’s 20 best albums of 2020 (so far…)

June 25, 2020

2020 has surely been a weird year, and you’d be forgiven for being a bit taken aback when we remind you that we’re halfway through it already. Since at least mid-March, many have largely been in lockdown, economies have threatened collapse, bushfires have devastated, systemic racism has been confronted head-on, and we have been rightfully […]

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Review: Not only did the Californian festival Desert Trip showcase history, but it created its own too

October 24, 2016

Some of history’s greatest bands took over the Californian desert last weekend. Classic tunes, epic productions and moonlight bliss created something special for the history books. HOW THE FESTIVAL WORKED Six acts: Bob Dylan + The Rolling Stones (Friday), Neil Young + Paul McCartney (Saturday), The Who + Roger Waters (Sunday), played over three days on […]

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Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones throw in a few more greatest hits to kick off Desert Trip weekend 2

October 15, 2016

The second weekend of Desert Trip – aka “Oldchella” – has kicked off in India, California, on the site of the iconic Coachella music festival. The first night, as it did last weekend, kicked off with recent Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan and iconic UK group The Rolling Stones. Bob Dylan played a largely unchanged […]

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Bob Dylan awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature

October 13, 2016

It’s been announced today that Bob Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 – marking the first time the prize has gone to a recipient who is primarily a musician. The Swedish Academy in awarding the prized cited that Dylan had “created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. […]

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Five reasons we wish we were at Desert Trip (aka “Oldchella”) this past weekend

October 11, 2016

Last weekend saw the first weekend of the highly anticipated classic rock wet-dream that is Desert Trip. You may also know it by it’s popular colloquial name – “Oldchella”. Here are the top five reasons that we are drooling at the mouth ahead of being on the ground for Weekend Two! Money talks After years […]

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The AU Review’s 101 Greatest Songs of All Time: Part Two – 75 to 51

May 24, 2016

Last week, we brought you the first 25 songs of our 101 Great Songs of All Time feature. The initial batch represented the varied and diverse tastes of the AU’s contributors and as we continue on with our look at some of the best music made across multiple genres, this week’s instalment takes in sounds […]

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Desert Trip Festival confirmed: The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan & more to appear

May 3, 2016

Recently, when there were reports of a ‘mega festival’ featuring some of rock and roll’s most beloved names (think: The Stones, Paul McCartney, The Who…) swirling, it seemed to good to be true. Well, doubters, think again: the Desert Trip Festival has been officially announced and it’s coming out of the gates blazing with some MASSIVE names. […]

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Album Review: Bob Dylan – The Cutting Edge (2015 LP)

November 19, 2015

The Cutting Edge, the latest release in Bob Dylan’s Bootleg Series, is well named – it covers material recorded in 1965-6, when Dylan was at the forefront of rock and roll, and it also describes his songwriting at the time, which was so sharp and on point as to be cutting. The Bootleg Series was […]

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Festival Review: West Coast Blues and Roots 2011 – Fremantle Park (17.04.2011)

April 18, 2011

I believe it was Bob Marley who said “one good thing about music, when it hits, you feel no pain”. Well, the punters at this year’s Blues and Roots were in for a pain free day, with the music on offer being of the highest quality from artists of the highest calibre. Organisers have been […]

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