Yesterday, journalists from all over the world were flown to Paris for a half-day private listening session of Bruce Springsteen's upcoming album (released March 5 and 6), followed by a press conference with the Boss himself, in efforts to drum up publicity in Europe. I've compiled several article/review/commentary links from various international press. So unless you don't wanna be spoiled with the details of the new songs, then read on:
Daily Mirror - "Why Bruce Springsteen is still attacking the fat bankers and robber barons" [link]
NJ.com - "Bruce Springsteen's Wrecking Ball reviewed" [link]
The Telegraph - "I enjoy artists who take on the world" [link]
- track by track review [link]
Rolling Stone - "Bruce Springsteen explains his experimental new album" [link]
The Guardian - "What was done to my country was un-American" [link]
London Evening Standard - "The Boss is cross" [link]
The Independent - first listen [link]
The Irish Times - "A rare and reflective meeting with the Boss" [link]
Irish Independent News - "The Boss lets fly at the robber barons who destroyed dream" [link]
AFP - "Angry Springsteen gauges gap between American dream, reality" [link]
Expatica (France) - "I back Obama, but from the sidelines: Springsteen" [link]
Rockol (Italian) - album review [link]
Espressen (Sweden) - track by track review [link]
The Local (Sweden) - "US should be more like Sweden" [link]
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Wanna hear the new songs? Check out Backstreets [link] from next Monday onwards.
UPDATE: Also, the entire album has leaked. I've heard it and it is FUCKING AMAZING. Full review to come in March.