After 39 studio albums, 94 singles, and 12 live albums, his 40th studio album, his first in 8 years, was released June 19. The Album,
Rough and Rowdy Ways, includes a “somber 17-minute ballad that’s eerily fitting for our current moment” according to Rolling Stone‘s review. We are a generation that often wrapped it’s collective head around social and political crises with help of the music we got from our rock gurus. “Murder Most Foul” may well be a Dylan song we need right now. Dylan once again crystalizes in poetry how a generation dealt with perhaps the first widespread trauma of it’s collective life.