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The Springsteen Legacy - World of Bruce Springsteen

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The Gaslight Anthem  The '59 Sound   buy on itunes
The Hold Steady  Stuck Between Stations   buy on itunes
Arcade Fire  Keep the Car Running   buy on itunes
The National  Mr. November   buy on itunes
Pearl Jam  Better Man   buy on itunes
Jesse Malin  Wendy   buy on itunes
The Wallflowers  6th Avenue Heartache   buy on itunes
Billy Bragg & Wilco  California Stars   buy on itunes
Bright Eyes  Another Travelin' Song   buy on itunes
Pete Yorn  Strange Condition   buy on itunes
Marah  East   buy on itunes
Ryan Adams  New York, New York   buy on itunes
Crooked Fingers  Big Darkness   buy on itunes
Social Distortion  99 to Life   buy on itunes
Counting Crows  Rain King   buy on itunes
Against Me!  New Wave   buy on itunes
Dropkick Murphys  Never Forget   buy on itunes
Son Volt  Underground Dream   buy on itunes
Badly Drawn Boy  The Time of Times   buy on itunes
Titus Andronicus  ...And Ever   buy on itunes
Joe D'urso & Stone Caravan  Rock and Roll Call   buy on itunes
Melissa Etheridge  No Souvenirs   buy on itunes
The Avett Brothers  Kick Drum Heart   buy on itunes
Jon Dee Graham  Big Sweet Life   buy on itunes


With his leather jacket, 501s, and week’s worth of stubble, Bruce de-wussified the singer-songwriter, proving you don’t have to plug in to rock out — and when you [i]do[/i] plug in, you don’t have to leave your emotions backstage. Steve Earle’s “Copperhead Road” cuts across the landscape between Nebraska and the Jersey Turnpike, where a white trash bootlegger ducks the [i]federales[/i] like one of Springsteen’s Sinaloa cowboys. Melissa Etheridge’s shredded-heart rocker “No Souvenirs” harks back to Bruce’s plain-dealing storytelling, where the road offers redemption for the broken souls of lovers gone astray. And in the Hold Steady’s “Stuck Between Stations,” fuzz-bomb power chords evaporate into a piano riff straight out of “Born to Run” as vocalist Craig Finn paints a chilling Midwestern portrait of trampled expectations and a poet’s suicide. Not enough? Try roots rocker John Eddie, alt-country fave Ryan Adams, and more — all baptized in waters drawn from Bruce’s wellspring.
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