On the 'New Album' thread Skipja?k wrote " It sounds like everyone who has heard it is rating it as a monumental release."
I thought this observation deserved a thread of its own. I'll start...
Everyone here maybe? I did see some nays on other sites. I'd imagine some naysayers are keeping it to themselves, not wanting to get flamed.
I did ask myself these questions. Why do I like it so much? Is it the music itself? Is it because it's Bruce and how many more E Street Band albums will there be? Am I being nostalgic ...is this bringing me back to when I first fell in love with his music , to a time when I was younger and more vital?
Could Bruce and the band have asked themselves the same questions?
I've asked myself these questions and mused about many others and came to this conclusion. For me it's probably all of the above and a lot more.
The band is more mature as is Bruce... so too is their music. If I had to describe this E Street Band album comparatively with other previous albums. I'd say it's pure E Street with a more mature sound.
To my eyes and ears, that's how it should be. Bruce, the band and all of us have grown up and matured together through the years. So too has their music.
I love it.