Reportedly struggling with his musical identity through the 1980s-'90s, Dylan earned high acclaim for this one, winning three Grammy Awards and inclusion in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. Producer Daniel Lanois used microphone placement and strategic mixing to give the album a unique flavour.
Love Sick featured what Lanois described as "the voice treated like a harmonica when you overdrive it through a small guitar amp". Dirt Road Blues improvises out of a country-blues riff; Not Dark Yet continues the experimentation of sound recording, which is a new musical dimension and Cold Irons Bound is a "biting track, with ricocheting guitar licks, rockabilly drums, distorted organ and a floating voice".
Perhaps the best known track is Make You Feel My Love, a now much-covered ballad beloved on X-Factor-like shows and audition hopefuls.