Johnny 99, Bruce Springsteen
Seriously, Nebraska is a hell of a lot less annoying an album once you force yourself to see it as folk.
I don’t think I’ll ever understand what you East Coasters see in the man’s music.
My buddy Dan McLaughlin walked through it:
Read the article, paraphrased it as “He’s a pretty decent human being.”
That’s a pretty low bar to clear, even for pop musicians. I’d be surprised if an outright majority of them couldn’t meet that standard.
My brief against him is simple: he can’t sing all that well, and his songs aren’t very interesting.
(Obviously, that’s a statement of subjective taste.)
Some people love him. But for all the praise of him I’ve heard over the years, I’ve rarely heard much about the musician’s actual music. [shrug] AFAICT, publicly liking Springstein is more a tribal shibboleth than anything else.
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