Alternative Rock, Folk, and Rock album by Bruce Springsteen
Hot on the heels ofThe River, his commercial breakthrough, Springsteen's decision to release the stark, demo-qualityNebraskaseems downright perverse. But the genius of the album is unmistakable--with just an acoustic guitar and his howling harmonica … see full wiki
Anyone who gives Bruce Springsteen a guitar and a harmonica and expects the same results they'd get by giving Bob Dylan the same instruments is, well, not going to get what they expect. Dylan would craft something beautiful, melodic, eloquent, twisty, like "Simple Twist of Fate" or "Shelter from the Storm." On "Nebraska," Springsteen adheres to his "working-class hero" formula, minus the salvation, plotting ten tales of hopelessness brought to life through ghostly vocals, weepy harmonica, and stark … more
At a risk of seeming sacrilegious... Hold these as self evident truths of Real Rock 'N' Roll: * There is nothing wrong with down-beat music which addresses the lot of the desperate and down trodden. In fact, it's pretty cool. * There is nothing wrong with simple musical construction. Mostly, the more simple its construction is, the more appealing popular music is. Case in point: Bob Dylan always beats Yes. * There is nothing wrong … more
You really have to be in the right mood for this recording. Dreary song after dreary song about despair, serial killers, death, and tough moments. Intermixed is some reminiscing of good times, but the overall mood is a very dark one indeed. The songs are well written the performance is quite good. Just the subject matter after a while can get you in a down mood. As for me I listen to it once in a great while but you all have to no your tolerance of the bleak and down trodden.