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Bruce Springsteen: Magic

Andrew Mueller, Uncut, November 2007

PROBABLY AS EARLY as his fifth album, 1980's The River, Springsteen reached that sparsely populated stratosphere of artists recognised by surname alone, with a personal mythology so well entrenched that his newest records were best described in terms of their predecessors. Magic, then, Springsteen's 15th studio album, is Born To Run crossed with Tunnel Of Love, an attempt to recover the indomitable youthful fury of the former, astutely tempered by the older, wiser, sadder resignation of the latter.

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