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Ten best from the 00's

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A great decade of Bruce songs...in no particular order.

Girls in their summer clothes

Your Missing

The Last Carnival

The Wrestler

Leah

My city of Ruins

Devils and Dust

This Life

Long walk Home

Kingdom of Days

 

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No particular order 

 

Girls in Their Summer Clothes

Long Walk Home 

Leah 

Maria’s Bed 

The Last Carnival 

My City of Ruins 

Magic 

Long Time Comin’ 

All the Way Home 

Paradise 

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The Rising

My City in Ruins

Code of Silence

Lomesome Day

Your Missing

We Are Alive

Jack of All Trades

Kingdom of Days

Long Walk Home

Girls in Their Summer Clothes

 

 

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In no particular order:

The Rising.

Into The Fire.

Nothing Man.

Devils and Dust.

Jesus Was An Only Son.

Maria's Bed.

Long Time Coming.

Radio Nowhere.

Magic.

The Wrestler.

There's a lot more songs I like that didn't quite make the top ten, and then others where a particular live performance raises the song (My City of Ruins from New Orleans for example) but I've stuck to the released albums and original songs only. If it included songs from Wrecking Ball and High Hopes there would be more tunes included from both of those (Easy Money, Shackled and Drawn, Death To My Hometown, Hunter of Invisible Game, The Wall). Overall, a very good late period!

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The Rising 
Lonesome Day 
Countin' On A Miracle 
Into The Fire 
You're Missing 
Devils & Dust 
Long Time Comin' 
Long Walk Home 
Radio Nowhere 
Girls In Their Summer Clothes/You'll Be Comin' Down 

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The rising

Devils and dust

Empty sky

Radio nowhere

Long time coming

Into the fire

Gypsy biker

Further on up the road

Last to die

O Mary don’t you weep

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I don't get why 'Working On A Dream' is so unpopular.

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Paradise, My City Of Ruins.

Radio Nowhere, Gypsy Biker, Magic, Last To Die, Long Walk Home, Devils Arcade.

Life Itself, The Wrestler.

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In no order....

The Wrestler
Life Itself
Gypsy Biker
Long Time Coming
Marys Place (Please don't judge me!) haha
Your Own Worst Enemy
Long Walk Home
Worlds Apart
My City Of Ruins
The Rising

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21 minutes ago, Tom-Joad said:

The song or the album?

The song.

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5 minutes ago, Rizla said:

The song.

Pesonally, I can't stand it. It sounds generic and corny and the lyrics are uninspired.

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3 hours ago, Tom-Joad said:

I don't get all the love for Radio Nowhere... To my ears, it's as generic as it comes.

If it makes me bounce and smile I like it.

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4 hours ago, Tom-Joad said:

I don't get all the love for Radio Nowhere... To my ears, it's as generic as it comes.

That's part of the appeal for me. It's perfectly built as a set opener, it has the self referential lyric, 'is there anybody alive out there?' , and I love the way Bruce sings 'Searchin' for a mystery train', well that whole verse actually. Admittedly the bridge ('I just want to hear some rhythm') is a little weak, but the rest of the song is great.

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5 hours ago, Rizla said:

I don't get why 'Working On A Dream' is so unpopular.

It may be my least favorite of his songs ever. And I cannot stand "Mary, Queen of Arkansas" or "The Angel" or "Real Man," to name three obvious contenders. I dislike everything about "Working on a Dream," except when he goes up for the first line of the chorus—I admit, I like that. But I hate everything else about it: the lyrics, the tempo, the melody, the instrumentation, the nasally twang of his voice (which I don't mind elsewhere), the fact that with his limited time at the Super Bowl he chose it to fucking play, 

(Actually, I don't mind the chord changes. So I guess I've been lying.) 

And, mind you, I adore the rest of the album. It's not one of his 10 best, but it's currently easily one of my 5 favorites. (In part because I havne't played it literally a thousand times, as I have his first eight albums.) 

My sincere apologies for trashing a song others like. I'm confident my spittle-flecked rant did nothing to dim your like of the song, and I'm pleased about that. 

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52 minutes ago, bobfan1976 said:

That's part of the appeal for me. It's perfectly built as a set opener, it has the self referential lyric, 'is there anybody alive out there?' , and I love the way Bruce sings 'Searchin' for a mystery train', well that whole verse actually. Admittedly the bridge ('I just want to hear some rhythm') is a little weak, but the rest of the song is great.

Yeah, I love that it's simply a balls to the wall flat out rocker, and in a minor key yet. 

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3 hours ago, Scott Peterson said:

Yeah, I love that it's simply a balls to the wall flat out rocker, and in a minor key yet. 

The kind of straight ahead rocker I wish he would do more of.

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My City Of Ruins
Long Walk Home
Gypsy Biker
Worlds Apart
Girls In Their Summer Clothes
Black Cowboys
The Rising
The Hitter
This Life
Last To Die

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The Rising

Lonesome Day

My City of Ruin

My Lucky Day

Long Time Coming

Long Walk Home

Girls in their Summer Clothes

Last to Die

Matamoras Banks 

Counting on a Miracle

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Not entirely (but almost) sure of the order, but these are his 10 best songs during the 00's in my opinion:

1. My city of ruins
2. Nothing man
3. Girls in their summer clothes
4. Long time comin'
5. Devils & dust
6. Radio nowhere
7. Into the fire
8. Wrecking ball
9. American skin (41 shots)
10. Maria's bed

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IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER:

 

01. Paradise

02. Paradise

03. Paradise

04. Paradise

05. Paradise

06. Devil's Arcade

07. Devil's Arcade

08. Devil's Arcade

09. Devil's Arcade

10. Devil's Arcade

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My top 10 (of all '00's...)

Would include Land of Hopes and Dreams, but I consider those produced before 2000

 

American Land 

The Rising

Long Time Coming

My City of Ruins

Last to Die 

I'll Work For Your Love

Jack of all Trades

Rocky Ground

John Henry 

Shackled and Drawn

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10 hours ago, -Sussudio- said:

IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER:

 

01. Paradise

02. Paradise

03. Paradise

04. Paradise

05. Paradise

06. Devil's Arcade

07. Devil's Arcade

08. Devil's Arcade

09. Devil's Arcade

10. Devil's Arcade

01. Paradise is better than 02. Paradise? Are you crazy?

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22 hours ago, phantomengineer said:

The kind of straight ahead rocker I wish he would do more of.

Same here. He's so good at it and doesn't do it very often (possibly because it comes so easily to him). It's why I also love the often disliked "My Lucky Day." 

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