Report What are you listening to now ?? in Nick Palmer's Nottstalgia General Music Chat. Posted yesterday at 02:31 AM The Dylan v Donovan argument was quite intense at the time yet I never heard a definitive answer of why one was considered better than the other. Dylan was more enigmatic in the choice of words, syntax, and his music quite raucous in his early days. Donovan somewhat gentle, simplistic, more direct, and less ambiguous although nowhere near as prolific. There was a short time when Barry McGuire and Eve of Destruction was hailed as a future protest singer in the same deep and meaningful mould. That also had people who praised and some who sneered. By what criteria do we judge which league they are in?