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Seeing Things

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Seeing Things

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Jakob Dylan

We gave it a B

Rick Rubin’s stark production has worked wonders for Neil Diamond and Johnny Cash. So what happens when he applies that magic touch to the Wallflowers’ considerably younger frontman Jakob Dylan? The unplugged treatment brings Dylan’s strengths as a lyricist into sharp relief on his solo debut Seeing Things: ”Up on the surface the earth looks round/But it’s a godless city of cold, flat ground,” goes one couplet. Now that he’s traded his on-hiatus band’s pop-rock for rootsy ruminations, there’s never been a better opportunity to recognize the younger Dylan as an evocative poet in his own right. B
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