Spurned by the ever growing success of Bruno’s reading circle (hehehe), I do propose we start a monthly album-listening thread. Unfortunately, we don’t have days and days to debate and argue over an album to choose, as March 1st approaches, and Bruce Springsteen is coming to where I live on March 31st. I still haven’t done his best selling album yet, and I really wanted to hear it a fair amount before going to see him in concert for the first time. Anyways, the album is: Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen. It is one of the best selling all time, is tied with Thriller for having the most Top Ten hits (it has 7), and one of his best works.
The goal here though, is: to listen to the album in its entirety. The album was released in a specific order for a reason. Artistically, it is supposed to flow in a specific manner. You wouldn’t read a book by starting at the third chapter, then moving on to the 8th, then back to the first, and likewise, for an album to be appreciated, it is best appreciated in the order the artists intended. The idea is similar to the reading circle, only much, much simpler. Pick up a copy, or, if legal, download a copy of the album, and listen to it. First, hear the music with the first few listens, and then, after a few more, pay attention to the lyrics of it.
Anyways, if you’re down for this album, post here, to get a little enthusiasm going for one of the greatest albums of all time.