The immediately obvious aspect of Magic is there hasn't been such a musically dramatic Springsteen album since "Born In The USA;" and like that album, this is a State of the Union address disguised as a pop record. [Nov 2007, p.88]
If Magic revisits the subject matter of previous career crests, it unfortunately recalls "The Rising" in its sound: Brendan O'Brien returns to the producer's seat, once again shuffling most of the E Street Band to the music's margins and focusing his attention squarely on the Boss.
RayZDec 6, 2007Rich S. and Chris K. need to give this some more listens. I do agree that the first half of this disc is the weaker half but from "summer clothes" on, this could be the best set of songs he has ever put together. I have been an avid fan since 1980 and have seen this man perform concerts that a lot of these younger bands should ever hope to come close to. But back to the record. Too many people spend their time comparing discs instead of just giving merit to whats right in front of them....This one ranks right up there with the rest!… Expand
KLMOct 6, 2007Ranks up there with the releases of Eddie Vedder, MIA, Spoon, The National, and Spoon this year. Excellent. One of his bests. Great melodies. Great lyrics. And, it's very relevant. It has a message while still rocking.… Expand
DougPiwinskiOct 2, 2007Ain't no time like BOSS time!
VassilisOct 14, 2007His best album since The Rising
bramb.Oct 4, 2007A great album! No wonder the red state press is negative; its overtly political, masked by happy tunes.
JerryJOct 5, 2007Good record. Radio Nowhere is an amazing song. Only the Boss could write a song that's about both the horrible state of radio, and the detached, loneliness that is prevalent in America right now.… Expand
KarlM.Oct 2, 2007Disappointing album of a man once called "The Boss". His prime years are definitive over. Avoid buying.
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