℗ 2020 Bruce Springsteen
Letter To You Tracklist:
Finally, we get great rock from someone that knows music and how to write great songs, instead of the latest garbage on the radio pretending to be rock- give me a break. Most of the latest rock bands on the radio are trash. Springsteen and Wofgang Van Halen are a welcome sight and sound of American Rock.
Only 2 songs out at this time, so far it sounds like more pop music hastily done and hastily written not horrible but not up to standard. Not terribly impressed with this cd, better than I thought.
This album elevates my mood and helps me not think about the problems we all face today! Bruce and the E Street Band have bottled another elixir for us all to drink down! My rock and roll heroes are all getting older, just like me, but Bruce and the band are getting better. I just pray COVID ends for the health of this nation and world and also so we can all get another Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band tour to promote this album and give therapy to a divided nation!
As a middle-aged music fan my expectations of favorite artists have been reduced to hoping that there's a song or two on a new album that I may enjoy. I was really pleased when I listed to this entire album through a couple times and came out loving it. I think it's his best since The Rising (though I did enjoy Wrecking Ball). He and the band remain at the top of their game. Note: for these one-star reviews, I'm guessing they don't care for much other than Bruce's biggest couple of hits. If that's you, skip this one, too. But if you enjoy his body of music, you'll enjoy this one too.
Longtime fan, it is great to see Bruce doing something with the East Band. I have waited a while for it to happen, well worth the wait. The songs; lyrics are deep and music is perfectly set as always. That never changes with Bruce. I find the album soothing, familiar and rhythmically catchy. I can’t help but think that at some point we may not hear from Bruce anymore. I think the latest albums seem like a closing. Like they are a wrap up to a character we depend on, we want to feel that character forever. Hearing what he feels, sees and where life takes him next. Bruce please don’t stop now. A Devoted Fan
No synth washes, no dumb politics, no fussy overproduction or trend chasing, he’s not doing the cowboy shtick, no Woody Guthrie pantomime, and few Patti vocals! Sounds vintage and great, although no sax. Recording quickly and spontaneously, like Dylan, suits Springsteen. This is awesome. But, “Ghosts” is “The Walls Came Down” by The Call. Accidental rip-off. And Bruce’s buddy Willie Nile did a song called “House of a Thousand Guitars.” I think Bruce is absorbing some things without realizing it.
I have really loved Bruce's music for many years. The few clips I've heard sound great. I do wish that he, along with others would simply sing, dance, act, or throw the ball. Your opinion doesn't matter other than thinking I will spend my money elsewhere while you go live somewhere else.
The fools and trolls are easy to spot. Ignore them. This is a complete and fully realized E Street Band album...the remakes of the three older songs fit perfectly into the full album structure. It goes without saying that these are professionally written, recorded, and played...live with whole band for the first time since the1970s. Unlike other artists of his generation he continues to write new material that puts all that modern and contemporary auto tuned music to shame. Listen, and listen again...and again...and again...
This album is so easy to listen to. The people attacking him and giving him one star for his “politics” are actually the disgusting ones. There really is not much political here. Watch the documentary to understand the motivation. His religious upbringing, his former bandmates, his fans are all inspiration for the songs on this album. Relax people.
I have noticed there is a pattern of albums of liberal artists listed #1 in Itunes with no top songs at all (Dixie Chicks). It seems obvious to me Itunes is pushing the sales of these albums not realizing we listeners do not care about them .
This album totally takes me back to the 80s sound of the E Street band. Is it older BRUCE sure but arent I on my hand and knees grateful that he’s still here. I just hope we c him in concert soon. No one rocks like Bruce anymore. Album is very very good
Great album top to bottom. Clears lot of people writing reviews who did not buy it and don’t like Springsteen. These songs are not political. A great album about confronting your own mortality. The 3 tracks here from the seventies are spectacular, the lyrics of youth with the wisdom of a great arrangement that could only come with age.
Given that his previous two albums with the E Street Band were medicore at best ("Working on a Dream" and "High Hopes"), "Letter To You" is a very welcome return to form. Well done, Boss.
Bruce has done plenty to cement his reputation as one of the greatest ever, but its been a long time since he approached his peak. Just another forgettable album rendered sterile by the power of sameness.
It’s hilarious to see all the Trumptards day from “Born in the USA” to this being garbage because he doesn’t support a unhinged dictator. “Born in the USA” is not a song about liking America. Read the lyrics. People are so dumb and that’s why our “president” is who he is...