I cannot believe this isn't a national holiday! Why are we at work?! Bruce Springsteen
's legendary and influential breakthrough album, Born To Run
, was released 40 years ago today. Our own Craig Manning wrote a neat 40-year retrospective
about the perfect record (and I did my own retro review
years ago, which isn't as good as Craig's, in a series where I reviewed all 16 of Springsteen's records at the time), and The Atlantic
also has a long feature
about the album. Please join me in celebrating this holy day in the replies. Additionally, if you've never listened to this album, I very highly encourage you to listen to the thing in its entirety today. "Thunder Road" is the best song of all...