.

New Reviews: 'Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan' Is Sprawling and Inconsistent

Also: Stream new music by Bruce Springsteen, Craig Finn, Tim McGraw, Chairlift and more

January 24, 2012 2:40 PM ET
chimes of freedom
'Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan'
Amnesty International

In this week's slate of Rolling Stone reviews, Joe Levy assesses Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan, a sprawling and inconsistent 80 track collection of Dylan covers for Amnesty International with artists ranging from "Pete Seeger (folk-music deity, b. 1919) to Miley Cyrus (hot mess, b. 1992)." Also, Rob Sheffield praises Craig Finn's "ear for the way American losers talk" on his debut solo album and David Fricke raves about Bruce Springsteen's new single "We Take Care of Our Own," which he says is a "precise, devastating assessment of a nation exhausted by economic straits and locked in an uncivil war of values stoked by selfish Washington gridlock."

ALBUMS

Various Artists - Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan (stream one song)

Craig Finn - Clear Heart Full Eyes (stream one song)

Tim McGraw - Emotional Traffic (stream one song)

First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar (stream one song)

Big Deal - Lights Out (stream one song)

The Little Willies - For the Good Times (stream one song)

Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory (stream one song)

Chairlift - Something (stream one song)

Ani DiFranco - Which Side Are You On? (stream one song)

Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur (stream one song)

SONGS

Bruce Springsteen "We Take Care of Our Own" (stream)

Scissor Sisters "Shady Love" (stream)

Delta Spirit "California" (stream)

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Vans”

The Pack | 2006

Berkeley, California rappers the Pack made their footwear choice clear in 2006 with the song "Vans." The track caught the attention of Too $hort, who signed them to his imprint. MTV refused to play the video for the song, though, claiming it was essentially a commercial for the product. Rapper Lil' B disagreed. "I didn’t know nobody [at] Vans," he said. "I was just a rapper who wore Vans." Even without MTV's support, Lil' B recognized the impact of the track. "God blessed me with such a revolutionary song… People around my age know who really started a lot of the dressing people are into now."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com