Picks and Pans Review: Jakob Dylan

updated 06/16/2008 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/16/2008 01:00AM

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CRITIC'S CHOICE

FOLK-POP

As the leader of the Wallflowers, Jakob Dylan was never too much his father's son. The resemblance was there, but he was no soundalike. But on his solo debut, Dylan embraces all of his inner Bob, doing Dad proud with a stripped-down set of folk-pop tunes that let us see him as never before. The concise, 10-song cycle was produced by Rick Rubin, who has a knack for getting this sort of thing out of elder statesmen like Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond. Now it's the next generation's turn.
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