Bob Dylan
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.


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

The Telegraph – Best of 2022
Best Classic Bands – Best Music Books of the Year

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.)