Sunday, February 5, 2012

Bruce Springsteen "Working On A Dream" (2009)

This raises an odd question for me:  how can one song be so great, while the rest of the album is terrible?  "The Wrestler" has to be one of the best Springsteen songs of the last 25 years.  An intimate look at someone down on their luck.  But the rest of this record is only marginally listenable.  How does that happen?  Clearly he's talented, & has the ability to release top notch material.  Is there no quality control?  Is the impetus for yet another release so great that he'd rather release dreck than to hold to higher quality standards?

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