Dylan was a genius with poetry in his veins. He is the Leonard Cohen of the USA and vice versa. He has been a breath of fresh air for many years, saying what he thought for over 7 decades. He was and artist that has been ahead of his time for his whole life.
Bob Dylan more or less created the Folk music movement. He was a non-conformist and challenged society. It goes without saying that Bob Dylan has been one of the biggest impacts in American music. Hell, there was even a movie made about him.
. He is still prolific in his song writing addressing as wide a range of issues imaginable on love, change, the personal and social interfusion, with the creative poetic flourish in numerous songs. He refuses to fall into any category whether in terms of style of music or what he sings about. Dylan is Dylan. Non-conformist as ever. Hats off to him. He certainly has passed through many phases in 50 years of singing. He seems to be currently in a period of extolling the poor, working class roots of American music.