Bob Dylan, 'Tempest' (9/11)
Dylan's 35th studio LP – cut with his touring band in Jackson Browne's Santa Monica studio – is a dark, bluesy a air, with standout tracks including the growling slowburner "Pay in Blood" and the 14-minute title track, about the Titanic disaster. "People are going to say, 'Well, it's not very truthful,'" Dylan recently told Rolling Stone. "But a songwriter doesn't care about what's truthful. What he cares about is what should've happened."