The Best Album In The 2000's
Mike | Everett, WA | 05/11/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This Is Such A Great Album. One Of His Best By Far. This Is The Album That Should've Won Album Of The Year. My Favorite Song On Here Is "Nothing Man." Other Great Songs Are "The Rising", "Lonesome Day", "You're Missing", Just To Name A Few. Let's Hope He And E Street Band Keep Making Great Music."
Jo Anne C. Knight | North Little Rock, AR | 05/11/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The songs in this album have more depth than most "rock" songs, but then, Mr. Springsteen usually does have depth in his songs. The title song is powerful, and the rest are quite relevant to our time. There is nothing like classic rock and roll, and this album is a classic while relevant to the present."
Boxodreams | district of columbia | 09/12/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"On this anniversary, I revisted "The Rising" and realized, despite its missteps and excess, the deeply felt album by Bruce Springsteen keeps alive the feelings of those inside the attacks on the World Trade Center as well as any artist could. I'll never pretend to love all of "The Rising," but put together "Nothing Man," "The Rising" and "My City in Ruins" back-to-back and you will find a chilling, hopeful, stirring and ultimately magestiral sequence providing a deeply felt re-entry into the horror, sadness and immediacy of one of the worst moments ever in American history. Bruce Springsteen may be a marginal, albeit loved, character in 2010 America, but when he wrote this music, he was fighting for the heart and soul of his country the only way a songwriter knows how. When the man is in touch with his necessity, his mission, he can tear through layers of fabricated discord and get to the heart of the people that make up this still great land. I'm starting to think we underestimate his gift at our own peril. At his best, he's an angel, our rock n' roll poet laureate."