1. Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
Dylan's most famous record remains one of the most significant statements in all rock music. From the anathematic 'Like A Rolling Stone', to the apocalyptic 'Desolation Row, this album is truly one of the greatest of all time.
2. Blood on the Tracks (1975)
Some dark times in Dylan's life made for one of his greatest lyrical statements. This album captures Dylan at his angriest. Lashing out at everything that is wrong with the world, the results are phenomenal.
3. Blonde on Blonde (1966)
Still the longest studio recording of his career, this album contains many of Dylan's most famous songs, and it covers numerous styles of music. It's hard to find any weak moments in this 14 song set.
4. Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
Half rock, half folk, this is the transitional album that showed just where Dylan was planning to go with his music. It contains some of Dylan's most beloved classics, such as 'Mr. Tambourine Man'.
5. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
The best from Dylan's early folk period, this album is a daring political statement that served as a rallying cry for the anti-war movement of the sixties.
6. Time Out Of Mind (1997)
This album marks Dylan's return to greatness after two decades of experimentation and inconsistency. This album is atmospheric, sad, and very emotional. It is surely Dylan's most personal record since Blood on the Tracks.
7. The Times They Are A-Changin' (1964)
His last pure folk album, this recording foresees the massive social changes of the mid-sixties, and sets the stage for the revolutionary rock recordings of Dylan's most important period.
8. John Wesley Harding (1967)
Dylan finally tried to sing musically and put out an emotional, subtle record, most famous for the protest rant of 'All Along the Watchtower'.
9. Oh Mercy (1989)
After Dylan spent a decade struggling to make a decent album, he finally found his footing for this fantastic, cynical epic.
10. Desire (1976)
This bitter, angry, often politically charged masterpiece is most famous for the song 'Hurricane', which was crucial in bringing public attention to the travesty of the Ruben Carter accusation. Other great songs include 'Isis' and 'One More Cup of Coffee'.
11. Planet Waves (1974)
Dylan's lone studio release with The Band contains many classics. This is perhaps the most underrated album of his career. It includes two versions of 'Forever Young', one of the finest songs of his career.
12. Another Side of Bob Dylan (1964)
This album is oddly comedic and relaxed, especially when compared to Dylan's other folk releases. As the title clearly states, Dylan tried something new, and it was very successful.
13. Love And Theft (2001)
This upbeat, bluesy record shows that Dylan is still capable of writing great rock songs today.
14. Street Legal (1978)
Sadly forgotten, this album was the last before Dylan's downfall in the eighties. There are a few fantastic songs such as 'Senor', and the entire album is remarkably consistent.
15. Good As I Been To You (1992)
Rediscovering his roots as a folk singer, Dylan plays through standards from his past.
16. New Morning (1970)
Inconsistent, but still great, this album finds Dylan exploring some new styles with varied success.
17. Infidels (1983)
Following the artistic drought of his Christian phase, Dylan was still struggling when he wrote this. A few middling tracks slow it down, but 'Jokerman', among other good songs, make it all worthwhile.
18. World Gone Wrong (1993)
The follow up to Good as I Been to You once again finds Dylan playing folk standards.
19. Bob Dylan (1962)
The debut record shows the ambitious young songwriter getting started, but fails to live up to his later masterpieces.
20. Slow Train Coming (1979)
The first of Dylan's Christian trilogy, this album offers up a few great songs in the midst of Dylan's religious explorations.