Of course, this is definitely a situation where quantity doesn’t mean anything without quality, and the reviews are very good. (There are some I disagree with, of course, but that’s a different question. 🙂 )
3) As you may possibly have heard, Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Some people have got a bit worked up about this, but since they are mostly the people who think in terms of whether one thing “rises to the level” of another thing, I’m quite tickled about how annoyed they are.
In one sense, who cares? As Leonard Cohen said, it’s “like pinning a medal on Mount Everest for being the highest mountain.”
Or, as Kate Tempest said, “… please run as much of It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) as you can. Rather than me saying why I like them, I’d rather just leave space to let the lyrics speak for themselves.”