3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Not the Boss I like best.,
This review is from: High Hopes (Audio CD)
i consider myself a hardcore Springsteen fan and naturally I always look forward to new albums by the boss. First of all, my expectations weren't that high. I'm not a big fan of Working on a dream and Wrecking Ball. And I must admit, so far I'm not a big fan of High Hopes. I just miss the E-street sound in his latest records. High Hopes has too much Tom Morello for starters. The guy can play guitar, but it's just not my style. His playing on Ghost of Tom Joad is not doing the song justice. Give me Nils or Steve instead. I'm also not a big fan of the production of this album, there's a lack of 'band' feeling. Bits and pieces put together. There's too much vocal effects in my opinion.
Still, a mediocre Boss album is still better than 99% of the crap that's being produced today.
Bruce, you are still the greatest live performer around, but you are slacking in the studio my friend. Be a boss again.