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Old 11-10-2020, 10:30 AM   #701
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Old 11-19-2020, 11:12 PM   #703
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Sounds like a fantastic show, headache!

I saw multiple shows from each album tour from B2R (Palladium/Acad of Music) through Nebraska.
Then single shows from tours - LT/HT, The Rising, Working on A Dream, Wrecking Ball.

Between being so rocking, so serious, and so fun... wow! Great times w my sis, and friends!
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Old 11-25-2020, 05:38 AM   #704
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Picking the worst song on the album as the next single is such a U2 move
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Well we're in agreement on that one.
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Or second worst.
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Picking the worst song on the album as the next single is such a U2 move
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Or second worst.
What’s the worst for you? House of 1000 Guitars?
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So Bruce is playing SNL next month.

If he plays the title track and Power of Prayer and not Janie Needs a Shooter, I’m going to seriously lose faith.
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Yep.
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I like the song
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So, in order to participate in the 2020 Albums Of The Year thread, I've made a list of albums I still needed to listen to, and started. I hadn't yet gotten around to Letters To You, outside of the title track(which I didn't love), yet, so I started with that.

Mixed bag for me. Some really good stuff, some pretty meh stuff.

My favorites on first listen...

Janey Needs A Shooter - feels like classic Bruce/E-Street.

House Of A Thousand Guitars - I see that this song isn't very popular here, but I don't know why. It's easily the catchiest, most ear-worm-y melody on the album, even if it does repeat over and over. I like it a lot. To each his own.

If I Was The Priest - Struck by how fresh this one sounds, since it's one of the old tunes. Could maybe stand to be a little shorter - it's the longest song on the record - but it's a standout for sure.

Song For Orphans - Others have mentioned the Dylan influence, but I heard something even more specific than that, and upon googling, it appears I'm not the only one; it's Dylan's "My Back Pages" in parts. Like, strikingly so. Which is a good thing for me, as I love that song.

I'll See You In My Dreams - Solid, soulful closer, one of the E-Street Band's best moments on the record.

Honorable mention: Burnin' Train. I wouldn't put it in the same tier as the others on the whole, but I love its guitar solos.

On the whole, it's a pretty decent album, though I think I prefer Western Stars.
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So Bruce confounds us once again. He doesn't play either of the two worst on the album, but plays none of the "old" songs.

Ghosts and I'll See You In My Dreams are both great, so can't really fault him too much.
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Springsteen VIII - 2014, tour, album, etc.

Yeah, no complaints here. Figured that with the old songs being quite lengthy that none would be featured, but he picked arguably the best two new songs anyway.
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I'm listening to Wrecking Ball because of the inauguration performance tonight, and man, I'm starting to think this one may be edging Magic out as my favorite recent album. Well, recent besides The Rising.

There's maybe two songs on it that don't do anything for me at this point, and honestly this last year has just made the album more and more important to me. Sometimes it makes me really angry for it's naive optimism. Sometimes it makes me feel empowered to continue to do my best to take care of others around me, even if they won't take care of themselves. Hell, I can't listen to "This Depression" without crying anymore. It came on shuffle sometime last summer while I was out for a run, and I almost lost it out in public, just because I was feeling so helpless and angry at how divided everyone was on the simple act of wearing a damn mask.

Baby, I've been down, but never this down
I've been lost, but never this lost

Baby, I've been low, but never this low
I’ve had my faith shaken but never hopeless

I haven't always been strong, but never felt so weak
All of my prayers, gone for nothing
I've been without love, but never forsaken
Now the morning sun, the morning sun is breaking

This is my confession
I need your heart
In this depression
I need your heart

Anyways, random 1:30 AM thoughts for you all.
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Wrecking Ball is phenomenal.

It would have been perfect if they would have only left that dopey rap off or Rocky Ground.
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Wrecking Ball is phenomenal.

It would have been perfect if they would have only left that dopey rap off or Rocky Ground.
Agree with this completely. Re the latest album, I absolutely love House of 1000 Guitars! I think the album as a whole is better for me than Western Stars, but they're so different it's probably wrong to compare anyway.
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Yeah, I try not to compare Bruce's solo albums with E Street ones. I did enjoy Western Stars, though, but got way more out of this one.
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More like BOOZE Springsteen, amirite??
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