This has been said by some to be his best album since Magic, I agree. However; that is like saying The Final Cut was Waters-Led Pink Floyds best album of the 80s. That may be true, but it doesn't mean it's a great record. Hitch Hikin' is really growing on me after three listens. I'm already singing along and that's a good sign. It knows it's a simple song, and it doesn't pretend to be anything else(see Smokey Joes Cafe, Somewhere North of Nashville.) The Wayfarer: Holy cow is this a song that goes in every conceivable easy listening direction Burt Bacharach had wet dreams about in the late 60s. I still don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing, or just a thing. Many of the songs seem to tackle aging in one way or another, from Tuscon Train's aged relationship insights to The Stuntman's ailing body, and at almost 70 frankly it's about time Springsteen wrote about his generation current. With the exception of Sundown, I like the rest of the tracks, though most are only okay. Moonlight Motel though is a killer last track. I love it. It's the best song on the record maybe. Either that or Hello Sunshine.