“Nebraska” by Bruce Springsteen - album review

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TJR says

I'm no expert on the life and times of 'The Boss' but this sounds like another mighty fine effort, up there with 1975s “Born To Run”, and, pleasingly, a different beast entirely, largely acoustic with all instruments (guitar, harmonica, mandolin, glockenspiel, tambourine, Hammond organ, synthesizer) played by Springsteen himself, themed as a story album with folk and blues roots. It's often difficult for artists to give each of their albums a unique identity, but “Nebraska” certainly achieves that. Springsteen himself sums it up best: “I wanted black bedtime stories. I thought of the records of John Lee Hooker and Robert Johnson, music that sounded so good with the lights out. I wanted the listener to hear my characters think, to feel their thoughts, their choices. These songs were the opposite of the rock music I’d been writing. They were restrained, still on the surface, with a world of moral ambiguity and unease below. The tension running through the music’s core was the thin line between stability and that moment when the things that connect you to your world, your job, your family, your friends, the love and grace in your heart, fail you. I wanted the music to feel like a waking dream and to move like poetry. I wanted the blood in these songs to feel destined and fateful.

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [04:32] 7.8.png Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (Bruce Springsteen) Folk
A2 [04:00] 7.4.png Bruce Springsteen - Atlantic City (Bruce Springsteen) Folk
A3 [04:08] 7.5.png Bruce Springsteen - Mansion On The Hill (Bruce Springsteen) Folk
A4 [03:44] 7.0.png Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99 (Bruce Springsteen) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A5 [05:40] 7.3.png Bruce Springsteen - Highway Patrolman (Bruce Springsteen) Folk
A6 [03:17] 7.1.png Bruce Springsteen - State Trooper (Bruce Springsteen) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B1 [03:11] 6.5.png Bruce Springsteen - Used Cars (Bruce Springsteen) Folk
B2 [02:58] 6.8.png Bruce Springsteen - Open All Night (Bruce Springsteen) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B3 [05:07] 6.3.png Bruce Springsteen - My Father's House (Bruce Springsteen) Folk
B4 [04:11] 6.3.png Bruce Springsteen - Reason To Believe (Bruce Springsteen) Folk

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