Oh Mercy

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1 Political World 3:48 30,721
2 Where Teardrops Fall 2:32 27,693
3 Everything Is Broken 3:13 124,823
4 Ring Them Bells 3:00 51,608
5 Man in the Long Black Coat 4:33 37,583
6 Most of the Time 5:04 65,262
7 What Good Am I? 4:45 18,782
8 Disease of Conceit 3:44 24,573
9 What Was It You Wanted 5:02 25,725
10 Shooting Star 3:13 52,054

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Oh Mercy is singer-songwriter Bob Dylan’s 26th studio album, released by Columbia Records in September 1989.

Produced by Daniel Lanois, critics hailed the record as a triumph for Dylan, after a string of weaker-reviewed albums. Oh Mercy gave Dylan his best chart showing in years reaching #30 on the Billboard charts in the US and #6 in the UK.

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  • innercities

    Bob's last non-apodictic album to date :)

    5 Feb 2014 Reply
  • TheUselessGolem

    I love the way that most of this album sounds like it was recorded in some lonely, all-but-abandoned outpost in deep space, or on a planet and in a tower with a view of frozen, multi-hued waterfalls outside... something like that, anyway. And in that context the original Bootleg Series version of Series of Dreams actually *would* have worked as an opener (a notion that I found ridiculous 'til now): it'd be the astral voyage!

    23 Jul 2013 Reply
  • TheGreatChupon

    Despite the lyrical lapses, this one has quickly risen near the top of my heap of Dylan favorites.

    13 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Lord_Kur

    truly gets better with age

    17 May 2013 Reply
  • jostfischer

    After reading in "Chronicles 1" the chapter about recording "Oh Mercy" and listen to this album several times I started to like these songs.

    16 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ralfsu

    I never liked Oh Mercy and now I find myself slowly falling in love with it. And it really doesn't sound boring like Infidels, or cheesy like Empire Burlesque. Just very slick, powerful music.

    24 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Akayz7

    Unbelievably good. his best 80s album for sure.

    4 Aug 2011 Reply
  • ColorBlindBlues

    I love this album. Very deep writing

    2 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Rod_S

    His best. Amazing late night atmosphere and slinky arrangements.

    1 Apr 2011 Reply
  • godonnygo

    Great album, the highs aren't as high as Time Out of Mind, but it is more consistent.

    4 Aug 2010 Reply
  • 90648

    i pity anyone who hasn't discovered how great this album is

    24 May 2010 Reply
  • TheFoggyNotion

    A bit too production heavy to be his best, but some amazing songs. Shooting Star is fantastic. But the acoustic guitar/harmonica version of Most of the Time from Tell Tale Signs is much better than this one.

    2 May 2010 Reply
  • S4arth

    For me - his best.

    25 Apr 2010 Reply

    Brilliant album. Underrated is an understatement.

    13 Apr 2010 Reply
  • BillyIdolsHair

    There is so much tremolo on this album and it sounds great.

    15 Mar 2010 Reply
  • LieveK

    Daniel Lanois did an awesome job on this one. Same with Time out of Mind. Must be one of my favourite Bob Dylan producers

    18 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Wodarek

    No i jak tu nie kochać tego gościa za takie albumy ? :)

    18 Jan 2010 Reply
  • lovermew

    So underrated! Gorgeous record, very relaxing.

    23 Sep 2009 Reply
  • LeftCoastRyda

    Definitely underrated, especially Political World and Man in the Long Black Coat.

    9 Aug 2009 Reply
  • mattshoes

    I crave this album.... most of the time ;)

    15 Jun 2009 Reply
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