Love And Theft
Like 1997's comeback, Time Out of Mind, the sequel, Love and Theft, capitalizes on smoky production by Daniel Lanois, rambunctious performances and Dylan's tattered delivery. But with its rollicking spirit, Love and Theft deals more in revelry than remorse. Kicking open the saloon doors with the hard-strutting "Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee," the record is dually playful and powerful, butt-kicking and heart-rending. When on "Summer Days" Dylan is "standing on a table proposing a toast to the King," its hard not to raise a glass right back to enduring icon's continued rambles down Highway 61.