The Philosophy of Modern Song
130+ Published Reviews of Dylan's Book
Below you’ll find all the substantial reviews of Bob Dylan’s The Philosophy of Modern Song book (English only). Included are publisher, author, an excerpt, and a link. Reviews are ranked and sorted by quality. (Details at the bottom of the page.)
The book was published November 1, 2022.
ON THE CHARTS:
NY Times Best Sellers (1/8/23) #8
(8 weeks on list)
LA Times Best Sellers (1/1/23) #8
NY Times Best Sellers (12/11/22) #13
NY Times Best Sellers (12/4/22) #10
NY Times Best Sellers (11/20/22) #5
USA Today Best Sellers (11/6/2022) #15
Publishers weekly Bestsellers (11/14/2022) # 5
LA Times Bestsellers (11/13/2022) #5
About our 'Review Rank':
Each review is rated on a scale of 1 to 8, using only 1, 3, 5, and 8. While there is no definitive meaning to the levels, functionally:
1 = Limited Value
3 = Minor
5 = Substantial
8 = Outstanding
The idea is that each move up the scale is roughly* twice as useful as those at the level below it. The goal is that all reviews at the same level are roughly the same quality, and all of them are clearly distinct from those at the levels below and above it.
To be clear, this is a ranking of how interesting / useful / important the review is, not the reviewers rating of the work.
(* this is based on the Fibonacci sequence and methods used to rate tasks in planning methods used in agile development.)