Bob Dylan and The Band – The Basement Tapes

Bob Dylan and The Band prove that musicians don’t have to be technically flawless to make great pop records. Dylan lets loose on “Odds and Ends,” gets wild on “Million Dollar Bash,” and intoxicated on “Please, Mrs. Henry.” Politically speaking, Dylan never sounds as soulful as he does on “Nothing Was Delivered.” He sang like a bird with a broken wing: “Nothing was delivered / But I can’t say I sympathize / With what your fate is going to be / Yes, for telling all those lies.”