The "mighty men and women" of the E Street Band, as Springsteen calls them, have provided a unique and powerful sonic template for Springsteen's music, combining British invasion guitar-driven rock and the drama of soul music.
Wrecking Ball stands as Springsteen's best album release in almost thirty years. It's both wrenching and jubilant; looking back and looking forward; steeped in sorrow as well as celebratory and undaunted.
Things are good for The Boss. After all these years, Bruce Springsteen still seems to be riding high even as the music business wanes. This is the Springsteen we first fell in love with: down and dirty, raw, unaffected and perhaps never with a hungrier heart.