As one of the web’s most esteemed (and self-dubbed) Bruce Springsteen scholars, I’ve been trying for weeks to figure out what it is about Working on a Dream that enraptures me so. It’s something other than the most obvious answer, which is “because it’s Springsteen, and I love Springsteen.” That particular answer doesn’t really explain away Human Touch and The Ghost of Tom Joad, after all. No, I’ve decided that there’s a very strange explanation […]
As we look fondly in the rearviewmirror, leaving 2008 for the last time as we watch her get smaller, choked by regret as we barrel down that dusty road, gunning for the highway and the taste of sweet freedom, and the sax cuts through the cacophony—
Oh. I’ve just been informed that I confused 2008 with a Springsteen song. My bad.
Here’s the rest of my singles list.
15. “Disturbia,” Rihanna. Is it really possible that Rihanna is […]
Damn you, “Hey Ya!”.
I’ve been perusing lists much like the one i’m about to write, partially to give me ideas (such lists have a handy way of reminding you of early-year stuff you forgot about), partially to see if i could jack someone’s philosophical musings on whatever explosive mega-single has managed to capture the hearts of the critical and the commercial masses alike—see, there’s always one, and has been since “Hey Ya!”. In chronological order, […]