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Bob Dylan's New Album, 'Tempest' Streaming Now at iTunes

As we’ve reported, Bob Dylan’s 35th studio album, Tempest, will be released September 11.

For those of you who can’t wait till Tuesday to hear what Rolling Stone considers a five-star album, head to iTunes, where the entire release is streaming for free for a limited time.

“Lyrically, Dylan is at the top of his game, joking around, dropping wordplay and allegories that evade pat readings and quoting other folks' words like a freestyle rapper on fire,” writes Will Hermes in Rolling Stone. You can check out the rest of that review right here.

What we’ve heard so far is certainly interesting and intriguing, especially the opener, “Duquesne Whistle,” which is featured in the first official music video from the album. Watch it below.

The album will be released on CD, LP and as a digital download through several online retailers. Be sure to check out the live stream and tell us what you think in the comments.

And don’t forget is in the midst of counting down Dylan’s best studio albums. Blogger Bill Spurge has ranked 33 of them (ignoring his Christmas album from 2009), and he's well into the Top 5 at the moment. Be sure to check out the No. 4 album … and the No. 5 album. And while you’re at it, here are the rest.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.