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High Hopes ~ Bruce Springsteen
High Hopes ~ Bruce Springsteen
21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Comparing modern day Springsteen albums with pre "Tunnel of Love" Springsteen albums is an unfair and unjust task.

The best songs since the E Street Band Reunion in 1999 (such as The Rising, Long Walk Home, Land of Hope and Dreams), as good as they are, are never going to compare to the Born to Run's and Thunder Road's of the world.
However, Bruce is still very capable of putting together a strong showing. 2002's "The Rising" proved that and 2007's fantastic "Magic" remains his strongest showing since the aforementioned "Tunnel". So with that said Springsteen fans would have had `high hopes' for this latest grab bag offering consisting of cover songs, reimagined older songs… Read more
Wrecking Ball (Deluxe) ~ Bruce Springsteen
Wrecking Ball (Deluxe) ~ Bruce Springsteen
Wrecking Ball is the latest effort from the Boss and has been called his "angriest" record to date as he aims his sights on Wall Street, greed and depression.

Taking aside the political agenda, what this record does is continue Springsteen's hot streak since he roared back into life in 2002 with "The Rising" and finishes off a nice trilogy of albums (if you want to look at it that way) with 2007's excellent "Magic" and the less great, but solid nonetheless, "Working on a Dream" in 2009.

A better album than its predecessor, "Wrecking Ball" gets underway with the fist and pomp, ultra-catchy "We take care of our own". This track, with a pumping keyboard hook and a… Read more