Its posts like yours that make me buy music without stopping to sample, usually leading to disappointment.
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I am assuming you are talking about "Wrecking Ball", the new Bruce Springsteen album?
I have listened to this three times through, on three different days. I really didn't care for it. Sorry, but the last few Springsteen albums just haven't been my cup of tea I'm afraid.
He's a great talent and I love his earlier stuff.
I love his more political work, including Nebraska and Joad. I really love this new album, which I think is in line with these. The last two albums felt like he was dialing it in whereas this album seems more in tune to his anger at the times. I still love his second albu, which is my favorite, but this album is slowly growing on me.
This record (Wrecking Ball) has taken a very long time to grow on me - but it has. I don't love it, but I do like it quite a bit now. I'm a big, long-time fan, so I give Bruce's records a little more time to "sink in". I guess my summary at the moment would be that the whole is bigger than the sum of the parts. By the way, "from an audiophile perspective", I find this much, much better than Magic and Working on a Dream. In fact, except for distortion artifacts (some of them clearly purposeful), it's very good - especially for rock and roll! And the bass! On a great system that will do strong and deep bass, it's impressive and satisfying in that area.