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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
PostPosted: Thu November 08, 2018 10:53 pm 
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LoathedVermin72 wrote:
It’s a billion times better than D&D or WB.

All three of those plus WOAD are patchy with few highs.


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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
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LetMeSleep wrote:
LoathedVermin72 wrote:
It’s a billion times better than D&D or WB.

All three of those plus WOAD are patchy with few highs.

Disagree. I think WOAD and HH are both mostly great with a few duds.

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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
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I really like Wrecking Ball. Working on a Dream was not so great. High Hopes is better than people give credit though not among his best. Hopefully he gets some new material out there soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
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Springsteen post-2000 IMHO:

MAGIC (just exquisite)
THE RISING (bloated but really high highs)
WE SHALL OVERCOME (nice diversion)
WRECKING BALL (super uneven but some nice latter day Bruce)
WORKING ON A DREAM (like two good songs and the rest is Outlaw Pete level)
DEVILS & DUST (sorry this has always bored me)
HIGH HOPES (just bad please no more Morello)

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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
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Outlaw Pete is a good song

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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
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evenslow wrote:
Springsteen post-2000 IMHO:

MAGIC (just exquisite)
THE RISING (bloated but really high highs)
WE SHALL OVERCOME (nice diversion)
WRECKING BALL (super uneven but some nice latter day Bruce)
WORKING ON A DREAM (like two good songs and the rest is Outlaw Pete level)
DEVILS & DUST (sorry this has always bored me)
HIGH HOPES (just bad please no more Morello)

I’d put D&D above Wrecking Ball, and I like Rising’s bloat enough that I wouldn’t have mentioned it, but otherwise yes.

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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
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Magic
Seeger Sessions
Working on a Dream
The Rising
Devils and Dust
Wrecking Ball
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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
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I really enjoyed the Seeger Sessions tour, highly recommend the DVD if you haven't seen it.

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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
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evenslow wrote:
Springsteen post-2000 IMHO:

MAGIC (just exquisite)
THE RISING (bloated but really high highs)
WE SHALL OVERCOME (nice diversion)
WRECKING BALL (super uneven but some nice latter day Bruce)
WORKING ON A DREAM (like two good songs and the rest is Outlaw Pete level)
DEVILS & DUST (sorry this has always bored me)
HIGH HOPES (just bad please no more Morello)

This is about right.


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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
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I can’t see myself ever listening to We Shall Overcome

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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
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That album is a blast. Not too often I seek it out but when I do it's worth it.

WOAD has a lot of 3star tracks and is likeable enough. For me, the bombast moments are on average tracks. The start of the album (tracks 1-4) is troublesome too. All over the place and quite weak songs (for BS).


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LetMeSleep wrote:
That album is a blast. Not too often I seek it out but when I do it's worth it.

WOAD has a lot of 3star tracks and is likeable enough. For me, the bombast moments are on average tracks. The start of the album (tracks 1-4) is troublesome too. All over the place and quite weak songs (for BS).

You’re crazy! “My Lucky Day” and the title track are probably the best songs on the album!

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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
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"Outlaw Pete" and "Queen of the Supermarket" are the only two songs on "WOAD" that I don't like. There aren't a lot of towering peaks to it but the whole thing has a lightweight playfulness to it that really works for me, and plays through really nicely if I skip the above mentioned tracks.

"The Seeger Sessions"' is wonderful but it seems well outside LV's territory. Of course I probably would have thought that about Springsteen in general if I didn't know differently, so -- give it a try, LV!

"The Rising" was my first Springsteen album, so I have a soft spot for it (especially "Lonesome Day"), but in general I think I rate the highlights a bit lower than most, and have no interest in at least 5-6 of its songs. It's a solid "B" record for me, but ultimately a lot of production and hype over too many average songs.


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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
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WOAD’s big problem is its production, which is truly some of the worst I’ve ever heard. It’s barely listenable. But the songs are there. Maybe we’ll get a remaster someday.

The Rising was my first Bruce album too, which might have something to do with my intense affection for a couple of the tracks. But yeah, it’s way too long. If the actual album were my 11-track resequencing, it’d be a contender for my favorite Bruce album.

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LoathedVermin72 wrote:
LetMeSleep wrote:
That album is a blast. Not too often I seek it out but when I do it's worth it.

WOAD has a lot of 3star tracks and is likeable enough. For me, the bombast moments are on average tracks. The start of the album (tracks 1-4) is troublesome too. All over the place and quite weak songs (for BS).

You’re crazy! “My Lucky Day” and the title track are probably the best songs on the album!

Both a pretty snoozy 3 star tracks for me.

What Love Can Do however... Now that's a song
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that's also compressed to buggery.


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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
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LoathedVermin72 wrote:
I can’t see myself ever listening to We Shall Overcome

just listen to this track and you'll know if you want more:


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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
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evenslow wrote:
LoathedVermin72 wrote:
I can’t see myself ever listening to We Shall Overcome

just listen to this track and you'll know if you want more:


I’ve heard that song and it’s the main reason I don’t want to listen to the album. Contemporary Springsteen doing acoustic-driven folk songs sounds awful to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
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LoathedVermin72 wrote:
evenslow wrote:
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I can’t see myself ever listening to We Shall Overcome

just listen to this track and you'll know if you want more:


I’ve heard that song and it’s the main reason I don’t want to listen to the album. Contemporary Springsteen doing acoustic-driven folk songs sounds awful to me.

I'd say it's got some really nice energy and a ragtag vibe going for it but fair enough.

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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
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 Post subject: Re: Bruce Springsteen
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I absolutely love "Soul Driver." Seriously underappreciated Bruce tune.

This 2005 solo piano version really gets me:


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