ScottHFeb 13, 2006Bruce does it again.
MichaelE.Aug 16, 2002Not my faqvorite, but perhaps the only album I've heard this year in which EVERY song is equally strong. And I've heard all the big ones.
JakeHJul 22, 2004The Rising is one of the best songs ever written and Bruce Springsteen is the greatest singer song writer since Bob Dylan
ZackAApr 6, 2006Eloquence in music and lyric that comes from no other master than Bruce Springsteen.
Dec 17, 2013While 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) but many will agree that the once insuppressible Rock N Roller from New Jersey lost something other than his band during the mid 80's. The Renaissance of The Boss began with this reflective yet hopefull record. Over the decade or so since his come back with this album, his output has been incredibly consistent in terms of high quality as seems to continue to feed off the positivity present on this record. 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. With plenty of epics and not a bad song to be found, "The Rising" is a must have record.… Expand
LydiaE.Aug 2, 2002Lyrics too greeting card simple unlike the ineffable poetry of most of his work. The music without surprise or dimension, excepting the bone marrow glimmer of Missing and the Sufi track.....… Expand
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