Understandable it is for an artist to feel spent after releasing their masterwork, Bob Dylan managed to release five masterclasses and a handful of other great bits and pieces in his first decade of work. Burnout, for anyone, would set in after releasing nine albums in seven years. Those cracks started to show with Nashville Skyline, not out of quality, but out of changes to the technical merits and vocals. Dylan expired himself so fast that he clamoured for new sounds, new ideations of his sound. New Morning, his first album from the turn of the 1970s, feels like a necessary change for the legendary singer. Not in how he sings, but in what he chooses to focus on. A refreshing change of pace that can be blamed for a hefty downfall in the periods to follow.