Bruce Springsteen – “Wrecking Ball”
Been listening to this for over a week, and keep hoping it gets better. It has not.
I really liked his preceding “Working On a Dream”. Musically, I thought it among his best with the only flaw being the lyrics on a few songs.
However “Wrecking Ball” has me wondering what’s going on. I like the music, production and the “Seeger Sessions” type musicians, but lyrically, it's worse.
Also wondering why this was released with three songs previously available on live albums. That’s the first time I can recall this happening (other than “18 Tracks” which still appears like a money grab.)
In a career as spectacular as Springsteen’s, he’s definitely entitled to an uneven album. I’m just surprised how uneven this one is.
"You can't run away forever, but there's nothing wrong with getting a good head start."