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Bruce Springsteen Wrecking ball album

 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:47 pm    Post subject: Bruce Springsteen Wrecking ball album Reply with quote

I have to say this is a very good album.It grabs you straight away and i am loving it.If you like Bruce this is def one to get
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I've heard I'd say it's average Springsteen.
There are elements from most of his career - stadium rockers, introspective ballads, folky/Seegeresque romps - and, as ever, it's difficult to hear what he's singing because diction and enunciation have never been his strong points.

It's Amazon's album of the week, which means you should be able to download it for 4.99, until Sunday. Only you can't, cos their system seems to be up the spout at the moment.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love Bruce so this is up my street. Agree it's a typical springsteen album but think that's a good thing
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been pretty underwhelmed from what I've heard of the album so far

I think the stuff Bruce is churning out now is a pale shadow of his great 80's classics and I'm talking album tracks as well as singles from that era

One wonders whether he has been put under pressure to produce the latest offering for commercial reasons rather than him feeling that it's a good project artistically Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't imagine that he's squandered or given away the billions he must have earned, so I don't think there's any commercial motivation behind this latest project.

He was never a bundle of fun, but this one seems to be rather doom-laden, wallowing in America's "depression" and the man-in-the-street's financial woes.

I used some Tesco loyalty vouchers and bought the CD - it comes in a horrible, penny-pinching card sleeve, even the "Deluxe" version does, rather than a proper jewel case.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Despite however much any artist has earned in the past record companies can still put pressure on artists to churn out more stuff which is not always of the highest quality

Springsteen clearly doesn't need the money but perhaps his greedy record company wants to cash in whilst he's still in the market for touring and performing Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He has sold out Hyde park which is no mean feat.Listened again last night and i still think it's a good album.Agree about packaging (though i downloaded this one) but don't like em
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
Despite however much any artist has earned in the past record companies can still put pressure on artists to churn out more stuff which is not always of the highest quality

Springsteen clearly doesn't need the money but perhaps his greedy record company wants to cash in whilst he's still in the market for touring and performing Smile


I don't know. I think Bruce is one of the select few artists (along with Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett) whom Sony/CBS will go to great lengths to keep sweet. The value of [rights to] the back catalogue is worth more than new, and the danger of him walking off to a competitor (as the Stones, Queen, Macca and David Bowie have done with EMI) at contract renewal time is enough to ensure they don't give him cause to raise his middle finger.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:


I used some Tesco loyalty vouchers and bought the CD - it comes in a horrible, penny-pinching card sleeve, even the "Deluxe" version does, rather than a proper jewel case.


The last couple of his albums were packaged in the same way, it is very disappointing.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:

I think the stuff Bruce is churning out now is a pale shadow of his great 80's classics and I'm talking album tracks as well as singles from that era



It all started going downhill after 'Born to Run' Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the first chance that I have had to play the CD and I am enjoying it very much. Shame about the packaging and I had great difficulty getting the disc out of the sleeve, it kept going into the other half. Rolling Eyes
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