CD Review | ROCK
Bob Dylan, ‘Tempest’
Bob Dylan’s most recent albums have been uniformly excellent, and that includes “Tempest” (but definitely excludes 2009’s “Christmas in the Heart”). Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of his self-titled debut, his latest is a ragged collection of songs fixated on death and depravity. This is Dylan, at a craggy 71, in full-on storytelling mode, with half of the songs sprawling well past the seven-minute mark.