Magic

  • Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: Oct 2, 2007
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 113 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 99 out of 113
  2. Negative: 5 out of 113

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  1. KarlM.
    Oct 2, 2007
    1
    Disappointing album of a man once called "The Boss". His prime years are definitive over. Avoid buying.
  2. RichS.
    Dec 3, 2007
    3
    Another Disappointment! Will he ever make another great rock album. If you made a Springsteen greatest hits (2 or 3 CD's) none of these cuts would be on it. Lyrics don't come close to previous E-Street CD's. Musically, you can name a previous song sound like.almost every cut on this CD. Sound recycled. Bought it the first day it was out on my way to work (High Hopes) now Another Disappointment! Will he ever make another great rock album. If you made a Springsteen greatest hits (2 or 3 CD's) none of these cuts would be on it. Lyrics don't come close to previous E-Street CD's. Musically, you can name a previous song sound like.almost every cut on this CD. Sound recycled. Bought it the first day it was out on my way to work (High Hopes) now it's in the record cabinet collect dust which is where most of his recent stuff is. Oh well, maybe the next one ... kind of like watching Ali - you always thought the next one would be the one - because he was so great. Key word: was. Let Dyal do the folk, save the world stuff.... Let's Rock & Roll! Expand
  3. maxy.
    Oct 14, 2007
    1
    one of the BADDEST album of every time it's not like THE RISING Springsteen is OLD without nice songs
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. It's the way Springsteen injects his American bible stories with the air of disbelief that makes Magic a truly mature and memorable album.
  2. 80
    It trades in giddying, irresistible, full-steam-ahead-and-damn-the-torpedoes rock'n'roll. But at its heart, it's essentially a thoughtful wander in search of personal and national innocence.
  3. Magic is a strong record, riddled with sad emotion yet a noble intent to carry on.