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Bruce Springsteen – The River (1980): Gimme Five

Bruce Springsteen – The River (1980): Gimme Five

When Bruce Springsteen issued ‘The River’ in October of 1980, I didn’t like it very much. Time has changed that – and here’s why.

Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run (1975): Deep Cuts

Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run (1975): Deep Cuts

Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born to Run,’ released on Aug. 25, 1975, is dotted with career-making, warhorse tracks. But what of its lesser-heard songs?

Bruce Springsteen’s complex and challenging The Rising: Gimme Five

Bruce Springsteen’s complex and challenging The Rising: Gimme Five

A look at five key tracks from Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The Rising,’ released in July 2002. Some are well-known, some less so, some weirdly controversial.

Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S.A. (1984): Deep Cuts

Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S.A. (1984): Deep Cuts

Released this week in 1984, Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ spun off a series of ubiquitous hits. We decided to dig a little deeper.

Bruce Springsteen – Devils and Dust (2005): Gimme Five

Bruce Springsteen – Devils and Dust (2005): Gimme Five

Mark Saleski returns to a handful of resonant moments from Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Devils and Dust,’ released on April 26, 2005.

Bruce Springsteen – Human Touch / Lucky Town (1992): Deep Cuts

Bruce Springsteen – Human Touch / Lucky Town (1992): Deep Cuts

Mark Saleski digs into Bruce Springsteen’s twin releases with the Other Band from March 31, 1992, ‘Human Touch’ and ‘Lucky Town.’

Bruce Springsteen’s Working On A Dream remains deeply misunderstood

Bruce Springsteen’s Working On A Dream remains deeply misunderstood

With ‘Working On A Dream,’ released six years ago today, Bruce Springsteen continued an intriguing journey back to the music of his formative years.

Bruce Springsteen – Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. (1973): On Second Thought

Bruce Springsteen – Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. (1973): On Second Thought

Mark Saleski finds new meaning during a track-by-track return to Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.,’ released on January 5, 1973.

Bruce Springsteen’s stark and ageless Nebraska: A song-by song second look

Bruce Springsteen’s stark and ageless Nebraska: A song-by song second look

Mark Saleski offers an in-depth examination of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Nebraska,’ primarily recorded on January 3, 1982.

Bruce Springsteen Songs about Cars: Gimme Five

Bruce Springsteen Songs about Cars: Gimme Five

They were as ubiquitous, at one point, as songs about girls.