Tag Archives: Bruce Springsteen

Best Albums of 2020

Years from now, we’ll remember 2020 as the year of pandemic and quarantine and social distancing. We’ll remember 2020 as the year of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. We’ll remember 2020 as the tipping point in our … Continue reading

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Best Albums of 2012

Time for my annual list of the best albums of 2012. Unlike my book list, I limit myself solely to music released in the last 12 months. Thanks to the advent of Spotify, it’s never been easier to listen to … Continue reading

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Lamentations: My City of Ruins

My City of Ruins was written by Bruce Springsteen in November 2000 as a tribute to his native New Jersey, specifically Asbury Park. The song begins by describing the blight and rampant abandon in this once thriving area: There’s a … Continue reading

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Best Albums of 2009: 1-10

Let me just reiterate what a great year this has been for music. I can’t see how 2010 can even possibly measure up to ’09. A great way to close out the decade. Back to the list: 10. Neko Case … Continue reading

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