My Progress!

Monday, March 20, 2017

511. Nebraska

Bruce Springsteen

1. Nebraska
2. Atlantic City
3. Mansion On The Hill
4. Johnny 99
5. Highway Patrolman
6. State Trooper
7. Used Cars
8. Open All Night
9. My Father's House
10. Reason To Believe

I listened to this album a little while ago, but I have had so many writing projects that I am falling behind.  Any further discussion on my current workload will lead to tears, so let's just move onto Nebraska.

Finally, we reached the end of our horrible streak of albums.  I didn't think I would connect to this, as my understanding of Bruce Springsteen was that he was the working man's hero.  Fortunately, this was just beautiful.  It was so simple; just his vocals, a guitar, and a harmonica (that made not be correct but that's what I heard).  You could really just focus on the lyrical quality of the songs, which was excellent.  Who knew Bruce Springsteen was such a poet?  Everyone, you say?

Highly recommended.



  1. So I'm doing this same project and I'm just a few albums ahead of you, so I'm going to check out your entire blog now. Are you doing the updated 2016 version of the book?

    1. Hi Bobby! I think I am going to stick with the list I started out with. Are you doing the 2016 one? And do you have a blog? I would love to read about your journey!

    2. Yeah they put out a 2016 version of the book that ends with Backstar by David Bowie, so I'm going to do that but I'm going to listen to the 20-ish albums they've cut from the book over the years as well. I don't have a blog, and I've just been keeping a journal of my scores/reviews, but maybe I can convert it into a blog someday

    3. Or you can use Amanda's blog to log your progress as I do :D (sorry, Amanda).

      Welcome to the club Bobby! It's good to know we are not alone in this crazy journey.

      As I said earlier, I love the Boss. I knew you would end up liking him, too, Amanda; because you like good lyrics and his are the best. :)