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Album: Bruce Springsteen, The Collection 1973-1984 (Sony)

You probably know this already, but for those of us who've previously suffered a blind spot on matters of the Boss, this is a timely reminder of just how good his first seven albums, collected here, are.

Having dismissed the man in the past as too bombastic and prone to parpy sax solos, your reviewer (of otherwise impeccable taste, natch) has – at this late stage – now fallen under his spell. Darkness...is best, but The River runs it close. And all for under £14 on Amazon! What are you waiting for? You were right. I was wr..