yes that is what all of the books seem to say. doesn't change the fact that when i listen to his voice it makes me want to listen to literally anything else. doesn't make me focus on the deep meaning of his lyrics, makes me despise him. each to their own. just don't think an argument can be made that he had or has any sort of vocal strength.
Well, as much as I respect that Dylan is not for you (he wasn't for me, either, for a long, long time), you could not
be more wrong in saying that an argument can't be made that he has any kind of vocal strength. His voice is different, but you can't say it has no strength just because it doesn't appeal to you. In fact, in my opinion, almost all Dylan's songs are significantly weaker when sung by a singer with a conventional voice...I exclude most of The Band's covers, of course.
You could make an argument that 2010 Bob Dylan's voice lacks strength...he's pretty much treated his throat throughout his career like Michael Vick treated his dogs.