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Lucky Town – Bruce Springsteen

Lucky Town

(1992), 5.5/10
Springsteen went back into the studio a year after Human Touch was completed, to record an extra track for it. He ended up making an entire new album and the two albums were released on the same day, going straight to numbers 2 and 3 on the US chart before quickly falling off. Lucky Town is similar to its companion album in many respects, but it is also more accessible; more consistent, more concise and more urgent. There’s little on this album that stands alongside Springsteen’s best work, but Lucky Town is an enjoyable minor work. It’s almost completely lacking in subtlety, as Springsteen bellows his way through every song, and the session musician backing is less sympathetic than the E Street Band, but it’s punchy and succinct, and most of the songs have memorable sing-along choruses. Highlights include the pleasant ‘If I Should Fall Behind’ and the title track, and the closing two tracks are also among the strongest. Don’t expect to fall in love with Lucky Town, or even find a particularly substantial album, but it’s a serviceable enough 40 minute, 10 song collection.

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