Album overload: How Bob Dylan and others take music to extremes

Written by on February 21, 2017

With Triplicate, though, comes the twist that this is the 75-year-old’s first triple album, a 30-track behemoth that while a novelty for Dylan (not including his mammoth box sets), is nowhere near the year’s longest album, let alone quantity of music promised by one act. Even that is set to be dwarfed by the incredible five albums promised in 2017 by Australian psych-rock outfit King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. Putting out a large amount of music in one go is usually a sign of high aspirations, that your ambition can not be encompassed within the bounds of the humble 12” or single-disc album, and Dylan himself was there in 1966 with rock’s first major double album, Blonde On Blonde.


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