Definitely one of Dylan's better albums but I sort of know what you mean. As lyrically talented as the man is, his emotionally vulnerable stuff arguably isn't as effective as his surrealistic painting with words or bile spitting rants. Maybe Dylan didn't set out to create this grand, moving, devastating album but it never seems to hit me as a hard as it should and certain lines like "A change in the weather is known to be extreme but what's the sense of changing horses in midstream?" are just awkward and corny. Still, you can't argue with the quality of the songwriting even if it doesn't resonate the way it should.
Let It Bleed - 4.5/5
I'd rank it as their third best after "Beggar's Banquet" and "Sticky Fingers". It's a bit more inconsistent but it also features some of their best songs like "Gimme Shelter" (their best ever IMO), "Midnight Rambler", "Monkey Man" and "Love In Vain".
Quadrophenia - 3.5/5
Has a lot working against it- length, bombast, mostly mediocre material and a poorly realized concept. But the band sounds great and though I wouldn't rank any of the cuts among The Who's best, Townsend's innate compositional talents help keep the album from being a disaster but it's still kind of a chore to sit all the way through.
Everybody Knows - 4/5
I'm of the common opinion that it's all about "Cinnamon", "River" and "Cowgirl" (which all rank among Neil's best) and the rest doesn't measure up. The title track is ok but feels inconsequential and "Round & Round" was never a great song but got ruined by the arrangement (I vastly prefer the solo acoustic Neil version on the Buffalo Springfield box set).
Haven't heard the other 2