Well, well, what a difference a Pope makes! While John Paul 2 embraced Dylan and had him play for him, Pope Benedict says, No, Non, and Nein to Dylan. The Vatican compiled it’s Best Albums list and left off Bob. And the reason…..
“Dylan was excluded from the list despite his “great poetic vein” because he paved the way for generations of unprofessional singer-songwriters who have “harshly tested the ears and patience of listeners” with their tormented stories.”