Bruce Springsteen Song Review: “High Hopes”

Bruce Springsteen

“High Hopes”

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Ever wonder what Bruce Springsteen bottoming out looks like?  Here it is ladies and gentleman.  “High Hopes”, the lead single from Springsteen’s album of the same name, is an abomination for a number of reasons.  But before taking The Boss to task, let me give you a little background on the upcoming album.  High Hopes, the album, is essentially a b-sides collection of material re-recorded with various members of The E Street Band, along with Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine fame taking the place of LxL favorite Steven Van Zandt on eight of the twelve tracks.  Other artists have worked this formula fairly well, but if “High Hopes” is any indication, Springsteen is going to have far less success with a common formula.

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