Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan (Amnesty International)

A sprawling four disc- set, Chimes of Freedom celebrates the work of the incomparable Bob Dylan. Tribute albums can be hit or miss affairs and typically the latter holds true. What is cool about this tribute is that it focuses on artists from all genres rather than Dylan’s songs being sung by those who have directly been influenced by his work. For every “huh?” kind of artist featured like Miley Cyrus and Kesha, there are some of the most critically acclaimed artists of this century and last including Lucinda Williams, Kris Kristofferson, Elvis Costello and Billy Bragg. A worthy tribute to one of songwriting’s greats.