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REVIEW: Wrecking Ball - Bruce Springsteen

"... Wrecking Ball is a musically-solid albeit lyrically/morally inconsistent album from the late-career Boss."

Before launching into this review of Bruce Springsteen’s new album, let me make this clear: I love the Boss. I’ve seen him in concert at least ten times, have pilgrimaged to Asbury Park and his childhood home, and know every word to every song he’s ever written. I cry when I watch Wings for Wheels, the documentary about the making of Born to Run, and, I believe in the promised land.

All that is to say that the hypocrisy of his latest album, Wrecking Ball, cuts deep.