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Can't hear this often enough at the moment
on 12 May 2005
I bought this on the day of it's release eagerly anticipating new material from the "Boss" man. After the first couple of plays, I thought another "Nebraska" - dark, introspective but sometimes a little dull if you are in the wrong mood. Suddenly, having played it again and read the lyric booklet - I can't take it off my cd player for very long. It grows and grows on you. If you are a fan of the stadium rocker Brucie, then this might not appeal, although "All The Way Home" and "Long Time Comin'" would fit right in to that sort of setting. The rest of the album takes you through some deep lyrics, and different moods. I much prefer it to "Nebraska". There are shades of Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, the album has a distinct country feel to it, and it's delivered with effortless cool. Stand outs for me are the moody "Devils and Dust", and "All I'm Thinking About is You" which is a light countryish song that becomes very catchy after a few plays. Plus you get a bonus acoustic dvd. Happy listening.......