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Monday, 10 September, 2001, 17:13 GMT 18:13 UK
Dylan dismisses 'hideous' modern music
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan: Other singers' work lacks "resonance"
The normally reclusive Bob Dylan has revealed his hatred of most modern music in a rash of interviews to promote his 43rd album.

The legendary singer has said that he even fights with with his teenage daughter about her musical tastes.

"The radio makes hideous sounds, " 60-year-old Dylan told Time magazine.

The composer of such classic songs as Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Times They Are A Changin' and Blowing in the Wind said that there is no natural successor to his work.

'Resonance'

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"People who came after me, I don't feel were ever my peers or contemporaries, because they didn't really have any standing in traditional music," he told USA Today.

He went on to explain that other singers thought they could write their own songs like he did but their work did not have any "resonance".

He dismissed Beck, who has been heavily praised by music critics.

But not all contemporary musicians were disregarded.

He said that though he had not heard much of his music, rapper Eminem had some merit:

Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan's first album was released in 1962
"I almost feel like if anything is controversial, the guy's got to be doing something right."

And he lavished prasie on jazz singer Cassandra Wilson: "She is one of my favourite singers today: I love everything she does."

Bob Dylan, born as Robert Zimmerman in Minnesota in 1941 still tours extensively, performing more than 100 times a year.

Love and Theft is to be released in the US on Tuesday.

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