Universal acclaim- based on 87 Ratings
ScottHFeb 13, 2006Bruce does it again.
RyanM.Apr 29, 2005It seems uncanny how many great songs are on this record. One of the few albums where I never skip a track.
Sep 30, 2017While the title of the record isn't autobiograhpical for Springsteen, it might as well have been. I'm not sure if Bruce ever completely lostWhile the title of the record isn't autobiograhpical for Springsteen, it might as well have been. I'm not sure if Bruce ever completely lost his mojo (1995's The Ghost of Tom Joad is evidence enough that he maintained his sharpness) but many will agree that the once insuppressible Rock N Roller from New Jersey lost something other than his band during the mid to late 80's. The renaissance of The Boss began with this reflective yet hopeful record. Over the decade and a half since his comeback with this album, he's managed to produce at least 4 truly great records. Springsteen hadn't sounded so appealling to the masses in almost 20 years before this and the majority of songs here woulnd't be out of place on any of his classic records between 1975 and 1984. The tunes have a big big sound, the lyrics are full of typical Springsteen slogan's of positivity and hope and while the cynic might call them cheesy at times, they couldn't be more suited for purpose on "The Rising". With plenty of epics and not a bad song to be found, "The Rising" is a must have record. I would place this right up their with his very best work.… Full Review »