05 Mar

There’s a lot of noise around lately about Bruce Springsteen’s new album, out today, and called Wrecking Ball. It’s actually only £5 over at Amazon MP3 this week, so worth getting while it’s cheap.

All things considered, it’s actually pretty good. I’ve not been all that impressed by Springsteen’s recent output, but he’s rediscovered some of his youthful fury, and there are some moments that are breathtaking here. Like, for example, the conclusion to lead single We Take Care of Our Own:

Where are the eyes, the eyes with the will to see?
Where the hearts, that run over with mercy?
Where’s the love that has not forsaken me?
Where’s the work that set my hands, my soul free?
Where’s the spirit that’ll reign, reign over me?
Where’s the promise, from sea to shining sea?
Where’s the promise, from sea to shining sea?
Wherever this flag is flown…
We take care of our own

It’s good to see the Boss getting his voice back, particularly because America could use that kind of poet-prophet in these times of recession and disintegrating national identity. We Brits could learn a few lessons too.

Listen to We Take Care of Our Own below. Sounds a bit Arcade Fire to me. I’m a big fan of Wrecking Ball, This Depression and Shackled and Drawn so far too:

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Posted by on 05/03/2012 in Music, Other


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