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2 Feb 2009 // 4:07 AM

The Boss and his band Steel the show

Hey, NFL, you want the perfect choice for the next Super Bowl halftime show? Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. After last year’s

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Bruce Springsteen: Working on a Dream

Working on a Dream is not only a worthy album, but also an enjoyable one. But when you’ve built a career on inspiring nothing less than transcendence, is enjoyable really a worthy goal?

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Springsteen album is perfect soundtrack to optimistic Obama era

It’s difficult to separate Bruce Springsteen’s “Working on a Dream” from the political optimism of the moment. Springsteen was heavily invested in President

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Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008

Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.

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6 Jan 2009 // 4:58 AM

School of Seven Bells, Cause Co-Motion!, Bruce Springsteen…

School of Seven Bells Half Asleep [MP3]       Connjur [MP3]       Chain [MP3]     

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The Best Americana Music of 2008

It did seem -- perhaps because of the genre's traditional real-world concerns -- like a lot of the year's best Americana releases sensed the storm clouds gathering.

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The Best Singer-Songwriter Albums of 2008

Former (or current) members of the Dream Syndicate, Fleetwood Mac, and the Wallflowers are just a few of the best singer-songwriters stepping out on their own this year.

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Born in the U.S.A. or, Every Day Is Veterans Day

“Born in the U.S.A.” might be the first instance where Springsteen takes a topical dilemma and wrestles with an entire demographic: the veterans with “nowhere to run (and) nowhere to go”.

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Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (2007)

It sounds beautifully naïve - the notion that if one man could get everyone in the world to sing together, there’d be a

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Alejandro Escovedo: Real Animal

A poetic country-gone-glam gem, the latest in Alejandro Escovedo's legendary alt-country career finds him chronicling the stories and characters of his past as a way to live in the present.

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Flying Alone: Edward Hopper and America’s Night Side

Isolation is more than being alone. That is why the greatest and most discomforting presentation of isolation can be found in Hopper's paintings that include more than one person.

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Jon Dee Graham Swept Away: A Rock and Roll Documentary

Part portrait-of-the-artist and part concert documentary, Swept Away is an intimate look at the life and work of Austin songwriter and musician Jon Dee Graham.

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28 May 2008 // 9:44 AM

Sigur Rós Gobbledigook [MP3] (from með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust, releasing 23 June worldwide and 24 June in North America)      

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15 Apr 2008 // 10:58 PM

Greetings From Bury Park by Sarfraz Manzoor

A journalist reaches manhood with a detour through Bruce Springsteen's world in new book.

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15 Apr 2008 // 10:00 PM

Constantines Hard Feelings [MP3]       Clipse What’s Up [MP3]       The Gossip Yr Mangled Heart (Live)

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Max Weinberg provides an insider’s tour of life on E Street

It’s a tired question about the very idea of getting tired. But it came up in conversation with Max Weinberg quite naturally. While he

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24 Feb 2008 // 9:59 PM

1968 with Tom Brokaw

This documentary is filled with revealing moments, both big and small, that show just how much – and how little – things have changed.

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back (A Eulogy for the E Street Sound)

When it comes to his work with the E Street Band, Springsteen seems to have tempered or even jettisoned other songwriting trademarks, such as the sense of place that informed so many of his songs.

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David Bowie and the Crisis Pentalogy

The recently-released David Bowie Box documents the ten years or so before Bowie's heart attack, during which he worked his way through his midlife crisis.

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Bruce Springsteen: Under Review-1978-82: Tale of the Working Man [DVD]

While the subtitle, “Tales of the Workingman”, is hopelessly cliché, the DVD mostly dodges the expected pitfalls of the Springsteen story.

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