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Everything posted by Seebab

  1. Can't believe the reaction in this thread. This is Bruce at his peak in amazing video and audio quality. What more can you ask for?
  2. It's not lazy and careless though, is it? Obama was quite clearly trying to make a point, and one that I don't see much wrong with. What exactly is incorrect with what he is saying? Are people simply afraid to recognize that some Bruce fans might actually be racist? Surely this is something that should be talked about and not hidden away.
  3. Quite an overreaction from the OP to what was actually said in my opinion. Obama speaks a lot of sense to me and I don't think he says anything wrong. I don't see at any point Bruce throwing his whole fanbase under a bus here either.
  4. Goddam the Sam Fender album is so great. So much Darkness/River-era Bruce influence in there haha. The second half of this song is so good:
  5. Magic sounds much fresher and more original to me even now compared to LTY. Letter To You is a mish mash of past-Bruces that did not offer anything I haven't heard before and I think that's why I haven't felt the need to revisit again since it came out.
  6. I listened to it loads when it first came out but haven't looked back at it since last year really. I don't think it has stood that well over time. I have worn out every Bruce album released since I became a fan but this one is a first to not have it on repeat. As said above, there is no real standout track that is a masterpiece and the flow of songs is uneven for me. I still very much enjoy Janey though whenever it comes up on my playlists.
  7. I personally always loved WB and still do. Love the sound, love the different music styles. It's one of my favourites of the post-reunion after with Western Stars and Magic.
  8. I love Roy's contributions on the Dire Strait album. He has been such a gift to the music community. Brilliant individual.
  9. Yes, indeed, but it wasn't Letter To You that got me into Bruce twelve years ago at the age of 19. It was more like Darkness, WIESS, Born To Run and the live 1978 performances . If I hadn't gotten into Bruce then, as a "neutral" music listener, I would have probably played LTY out of interest, listened to it a couple of times and moved on to something else. A lot of people my age or younger would consider LTY "dad rock" now I reckon.
  10. Let's face it, the current world of music does not revolve around Bruce and few people would have even listened to the album outside of us fans, especially anyone under 30/40. The youth of today is on a completely different wavelength regarding music tastes and I for one am happy to see that. It amazes me how people on here seem so surprised by that though. Letter To You is a very enjoyable album but as an avid music listener, I don't see how it offered anything new or groundbreaking in any area? There were a lot of better albums released out there last year in my opinion.
  11. This whole thread has been quite a laugh. From the dramatic overreaction of some, to the high and mighty attitude of others, to the total ignorance or innocence of some posters regarding the dirty deeds Bruce has probably done already in his life, and finally the puns and word play. Can't stop laughing. Thank you all.
  12. 1. Saint Cloud – Waxahatchee 2. Bob Dylan – Rough and Rowdy Ways 3. HAIM – Women in Music Pt. III 4. Taylor Swift - folklore 5. Laura Marling – Song For Our Daughter 6. Matt Berninger – Serpentine Prison 7. Bruce Springsteen – Letter To You 8. Destroyer – Have We Met 9. Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters 10. Rose City Band - Summerlong 11. Bill Fay – Countless Branches 12. Bonny Light Horseman - Bonny Light Horseman 13. BC Camplight – Shortly After Takeoff 14. The Killers – Imploding the Mirage 15. Woods – Strange to Explain 16. Rolling Blackouts Costal Fever – Sideways to New Italy 17. Hamilton Leithauser – The Loves of Your Life 18. Pheobe Bridgers – Punisher 19. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Reunion 20. Future Islands – As Long As You Ar
  13. Is The Wrestler E-Street though? I thought that was just Bruce solo. I would defo consider it top 5 though along with Last Carnival and Moonlight Motel.
  14. I am going against the grain here as I know it gets a lot of love on here but Ghosts is just a Bruce/E-Street by the numbers song in my opinion. The lyrics aren't that great and his voice really grates at the beginning of the song. I skip it every time now unfortunately. I'll See You In My Dreams is good but I actually think would have benefitted from being more stripped down as the lyrics are stronger but the melody and music is fairly run of the mill Bruce (all in my opinion of course). The other songs listed - LOHAD and MCOR - are much stronger lyrically and fresher sounding reunion songs.
  15. Been on repeat for the last half hour. The song could definitely benefit from extra 30s seconds of extended outro. Love it.
  16. That was so great!! Live version is better than the album version for sure.
  17. Western Stars by far and I really like Letter To You. It will be interesting to see how this vote will change in a year after giving LTY some time to digest.
  18. I still haven't figured out what the lyrics are about. What has the chorus got to do with what the rest of the song talks about? Any ideas?
  19. Agree with that. Long Walk Home was the stellar track among the three.
  20. Bruce does a great job here with Bono in this one. Love it:
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