Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Bruce Springsteen "Nebraska" (1982)

If Springsteen's earlier albums reflect the adolescence of the American Dream, "Nebraska" reflects its middle age.  The frustration is still there, but no longer is there a sense that getting out of town will solve the problems of the narrator.  The problems are bigger than that.  Most of the time they're tragic, in the Greek sense, in that they stem from the narrator's sense of identity.

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