Yesterday's Irish Times seemed determined to make up to Dylan and his admirers for the woeful review earlier in the week. They printed a complaining letter about the review with a letter about bad acoustics in the O2, letters here.
They also had an article on oldies in pop and rock which was based on Dylan's new album making No 1 - article here. And then the heavyweight commentator, Fintan O'Toole, had a long detailed discussion The Songs they are A'Changin' on Dylan and his concert. (I saw O'Toole at the first Dublin concert).
"His greatest songs are stitched in to the language and consciousness of our times in the way that was once true of the grandest epic poems. And we hear them now in performance as if from their deathbed. . . . What’s haunting is that Dylan doesn’t make the songs new, he makes them old."