BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN "high hopes"
this one is "the boss'" seventeenth studio album...
its basically a collection of tracks that didnt make it onto his last
four studio albums, plus a previously unreleased version of
"the ghost of tom joad" with a full band sound...that one is okay
as a song but it lacks the haunting frailty of the original version...
the rest of the album is okay, its nothing special, but then again,
there's not much bad to say about it neither except it lacks
something that i cannot put my finger on, maybe with repeat
listens i might figure it out...
its pretty hard to knock Springsteen at the best of times IMO, this
album is a bit below par,its an average Springsteen album and on that
listen would slot inbetween his "lucky town"/"human touch" albums
"allmusic.com" rate this one a converted 2.1, me, im giving it a pass mark
because it is Springsteen and it will grow on me a bit once i buy it so
from the album: