Dylan is definitely one of the most overrated artists in the history of American music. His guitar work was nothing special, and his slurred, nasal-tone "I've got a mouth full of shit" vocal schtick has been done in a more interesting way by many others (early Tom Petty, most notably). Many of the lyrics to his most popular songs are just plain lame (see, for example, "Lay Lady Lay" or "Just Like a Woman"). Even his diehard fans pretend that his '90s albums don't exist, and who can forgive him for the dire embarrassment of his born-again Christian phase in the '80s?