The Word On... Wrecking Ball, Bruce Springsteen


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The Independent Culture


"Ushers in another remarkable notion: that when married to its two predecessors... Springsteen currently finds himself in a vein of form equally as rich as that mined in the period between 1975 and 1980."

"Nothing if not a record about death. But it's primarily about the death of a nation, or the death of an idea of a nation, which is as firma as Springsteen's terra gets: consistently spirited and glowering, a discomforting album that never leaves his narrative comfort zone, equal parts impersonal and important."

"While many of his peers are content to rehash pleasant-sounding standards... the Boss continues to explore rock'n'roll that sounds as good in a church as it does in a stadium."