Inevitably, when critics praise a new Dylan album, they label it the "best since
Blood on the Tracks," and with good reason. Inspired by a crumbled
marriage, and recorded after a tour with the Band had apparently re-ignited
his creativity, Blood is among Dylan's masterpieces. The album's epic songs
are well known, but its real high points are the shorter numbers--"You're a Big
Girl Now," the flawless blues "Meet Me in the Morning," and the sweetly
devastating "Buckets of Rain." These are songs of "images and distorted
facts," each expressed through tangled points of view, and all of them blue.