Tuesday, October 2, 2007


...I've never been a huge Springsteen fan. Not 'cause I hate him, not at all -- in fact, I respect the shit out of the guy, he is clearly amazing. I've just never taken the time, which is probably my own failing, but there it is.

But I'm gonna call it: Magic is the album of the year. No question. Even to a non-fan, this thing is a stunning, stunning, stunning thing. Five songs in and it has brought me to tears five times. Almost perfection. Almost perfection, folks.

YOU ALL NEED TO GO OUT AND BUY THIS ALBUM. Even if you think "oh, shit, I hate Springsteen and his whole faux-retro-saxophone-thing" it doesn't matter. You honest to god need this album right now.

I'll write a full review later. I'm really just too blown away right now to deal.


Jessie said...

Devil's Arcade has a Willie Nelson twang to it.

$9.99 on i Tunes. What a steal.

Thanks Jon. I forgot about Mr. Glory Days.

Prince Gomolvilas said...

But, Jonny, really, shit, I DO hate Springsteen and his whole faux-retro-saxophone-thing!

...Well, not exactly hate. I mean, I spin "Brilliant Disguise" from time to time--but listen to a whole album? Hey! Ho! I won't go!

(Well...maybe...just maybe...you've almots convinced me.)

Jon Busey-Hunt said...

Dude, that's what I thought too. Just download one song -- "Girls In Their Summer Clothes." Just that one song. See what you think.