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Give the Album a Chance,
This review is from: Working on a Dream (Audio CD)
Warning... Avoid this album if:
1) You only enjoy older Springsteen Classics (BTR, Darkness, The River, Nebraska, BITUSA) and haven't enjoyed anything he has put out since 1984!
2) You are expecting a full blown Rock album with the E Street Band
If you're not and can appreciate the diverse styles that Bruce has offered on recent albums such as Devils and Dust and the Seeger Sessions, then you will find another excellent album by the Boss which has depth to it that may not be fully evident on first listen. The writing really is top notch. I appreciate the fact that Springsteen continually is moving forward, trying new styles and not writing the same songs that he did when he was the 25-30 year old who penned Born to Run or Badlands. (Classics yes but three decades ago!) I think thats what seperates him from some of the other "classic" rock artists still making music today.
Outlaw Pete (lush orchestration, nice storytelling song)
What Love Can Do (Great Rocker that should be good live)
My Lucky Day (Another Good Rocker)
The Last Carnival (Very nice tribute to Danny Federici)
This Life (Lush, takes a few listens to appreciate, Nice Sax Solo to close the song)
I highly recommend this album as I think it represents the excellence of Springsteen once again.
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Initial post: Apr 23, 2009 7:25:47 AM PDT
Chen Kai Wen says:
Hey Music Fan: agree overall with your review as I really really like this CD. But, you may well be wrong about your #1 theory--that is almost me you describe, just change "since 1984" to "since 1980," so of course replace BITUSA and Nebraska with Greetings and Wild,&... and I love this record. "Magic" was good too, meaning again in my opinion, that "Dream" represents the first time Bruce has actually released consecutive great albums in 29-30 years. Classic Bruce? He's back--and says the 'f' word too, and I hear he cheated on his wife, so please please please all you fans of 'Saint Bruce' who wish he were more diplomatic about politics...could you please just go away now?
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