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Reply to "A very, very interesting review and comparison. What's your take on his view of Bruce's new album?"

Meh.  He kind of forces the comparison to show off his "insightfulness", which is really just disdain in disguise.  The easiest stance to take for a critic when reviewing new work from an established artist is the one he takes: "It's overblown and the artist is out of touch."  If Springsteen had rewritten Born To Run it would have been, "The artist is desperately trying to recapture his past and fails miserably."  It's the critic's version of the easy, Vegas-y vibe of which he accuses them.  Dismissing is easy, listening is hard.  His point about Springsteen's message being "Don't forget about men!" is a perfect example.  Is there a more ham-fisted, falsely "woke" response in 2019 than to accuse misogyny and privilege?  Cheap and lazy response. 

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