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The Year Of The Boss

John Mendelsohn, Creem, 1986

LET’S ADMIT IT to one another – there are several things we don’t like so much about Bruce Springsteen. We’re not crazy, for instance, about his music (not in the grand, but in the nuts and bolts sense – you know, the notes and stuff) being entirely predictable, based on riffs and changes that were already generic before Little Richard bought his first tube of eyeliner. We’re not crazy about his having virtually no melodic flair. In all candor, we find a fair percentage of his music pretty tedious.

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