Oh Mercy, 1989
Late 80s Dylan, and awesome. I was really happen to hear this one break the mold of crummy 80s Dylan albums. It still has an 80s time stamp, but it has a nice continuity and the lyrics are pretty fresh. The "Where Teardrops Fall" sax solo is awesome. Of course it's not better than any of his work before and including Hard Rain, but similar to the reason Obama won the nobel peace prize, Bob Dylan can be heralded for releasing an album that is at least not on the level of its predecessors. A sign that he's still got some sweet tricks in the bag. Try it in the comments.