The reviewer is also a contributor to ISIS , the holy temple for Bobcats so definitely knows her onions.
Most of the review focusses on his words as most reveiws of Dylan songs are want to do but the bit that caught my eye was the bit on the musical backing.
“This is a good time to note the sound of the whole album, as rich and deep and varied as the lyrics. From the stately, quiet grace of ‘Mother of Muses’ to the swinging beat of the aforementioned ‘Goodbye Jimmy Reed’ to the swoony backup singers on ‘I’ve Made Up My Mind to Give Myself”
This could be the biggest influence of the Standards period- how to showcase the words.