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Devils and Dust – Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen Devils and Dust

Devils and Dust

(2005), 6.5/10
I wasn’t holding much hope for Devils and Dust after hearing it described as the successor to The Ghost Of Tom Joad, but it’s both stronger and more diverse than that description would imply. The opening title track does sounds like it could have been drawn straight from The Ghost Of Tom Joad sessions, while ‘Reno’ documents a guilt ridden encounter with a prostitute. Lyrically, ‘Maria’s Bed’ is the successor to ‘Candy’s Room’ from Darkness On The Edge Of Town, but it’s hooky and breezy where its ancestor was taut.

Devils And Dust may play too subtly to be a great record, and it’s probably a memorable song or two short of greatness as well, but it’s still a solid Springsteen album – exactly the kind of well written, intelligent, and subtle album that late career Springsteen should be making.

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