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Byline: Shereen Low

Rock Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball After the postelection optimism that surrounded Bruce Springsteen's last album, 2009's Working On A Dream, prepare yourself for a bucket of cold water.Touting some of the most politicallycharged lyrics of his career, The Boss confronts the recession head-on. Easy Money, Shackled And Drawn and Death To My Hometown all lament the victims while angrily tearing strips from the fat cat financiers. Musically, the 62-year-old rocker charts a course between his anthemic 2002 set The Rising and spit-and-sawdust folk arrangements of 2006's We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions, while Land Of Hope And Dreams hosts a final sax solo from the late legendary Clarence Clemons.While not as swaggering as Born To Run, Wrecking Ball is as engaging as ever.

Shereen Low
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Mar 1, 2012
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