The_Magic Rat

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  • Springsteen fan since? came down the line, I can't sleep at night, I got one thing on my mind
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  1. Completely agree. My preference is generally for Bruce's solo work and this feels beautifully crafted with the same level of obsessive dedication as his early records (it is a perfect combination). I hope he does not feel compelled to make and ESB album but, like you, if he is going to make one I really hope he does it with the same level of care as Western Stars. Drop the overdubbed production (drum loops etc.) and get back to basics with a well crafted, honest hard working album.
  2. Beautiful song from an underappreciated album; 'for remember the soul of the universe, willed a world and it appeared'. And what more do we need to know? Black cowboy is another equally stunning story.
  3. I love Living Proof. Lyrically stunning.... 'like the missing words to some prayer, some prayer I could never make'. Just got goosebumps writing that. imagine coming up with it!
  4. My only hope is that he does not rush and ESB album out of a sense of duty/obligation. WS is incredible because it feels crafted and loved (like his old ESB albums), but I dont feel we have had that from an ESB album since The Rising. For me, his strongest work in the last few decades has been solo.
  5. Surprised to see the dislike for 'aint got you', I think it is one of his more accessible album openers. Draws you in right from the start.
  6. Didn't like the single. Love it on the album. it fits perfectly and I was actually moved the other day when I pondered the theme.
  7. Dont know why it posted twice.... Twice the backlash I guess.
  8. Me too... people saying its his best since magic.... yeah if magic is like a 3 and this is a 10 (but I never could quite find the appreciation others have for magic). I just keep wishing that this is the first instalment of a double album.
  9. I was listening to this on the way to work this morning. A couple of observations. Does anyone pick up on the subtle message of "Children be careful how you play"; Its not sung as an observation but rather imbued with a wisdom which feels as though it is guided towards young lovers (children) and how they should be careful how the interact with one another because these connections can have life long consequences, good and bad. Also, this brings me to tears every time; 'your whispered secret I promised I'd never tell'
  10. Does this mean more Springsteen music/videos or are these old tweets?
  11. Listening on the way to work AGAIN today I had a realisation; The character from Chasing Horses is Frankie from Highway Patrolman (or at least in my head he is). Now ever since we was young kids it's been the same come down I get a call on the short wave Franky's in trouble downtown Ever since I was a kid Tryin' to keep my temper down is like It was out at the crossroads down round Willow Bank Seen a Buick with Ohio plates behind the wheel was Frank Well I chased him through them county roads 'til a sign said Canadian border 5 miles from here I pulled over the side of the highway and watched his taillights disappear Left my home, left my friends I didn't say goodbye I contract out to the BLM Up on the Montana line
  12. I'll say it, its a masterpiece; as vital as he has sounded since The Rising and the most coherent since Tunnel of Love.