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12:53 PM on 02/04/13 
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Wreckingball is likely the most accessible Springsteen album for a Gaslight fan looking for somewhere to start. Probably one of my three favorite albums from last year. If you don't like the title track I don't know what to tell you.
02:07 PM on 02/04/13 
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Wreckingball is likely the most accessible Springsteen album for a Gaslight fan looking for somewhere to start. Probably one of my three favorite albums from last year. If you don't like the title track I don't know what to tell you.

Eh. IMO Born to Run is still more accessible. If you like the lyric portion of Gaslight (and who doesn't?) I don't see how you make it through Thunder Road without turning into Springsteen fan. Wrecking Ball wasn't a bad album, but it doesn't show off his greatness.
02:34 PM on 02/04/13 
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Eh. IMO Born to Run is still more accessible. If you like the lyric portion of Gaslight (and who doesn't?) I don't see how you make it through Thunder Road without turning into Springsteen fan. Wrecking Ball wasn't a bad album, but it doesn't show off his greatness.

In general, I'd agree, but from the position of a Gaslight fan I think the production values and style of Wreckingball are a little more inline with Gaslight. Since he mentioned the folky style I was tempted to mention Nebraska or another of his slower albums, but I didn't really think they'd be a great place to start.

I gotta disagree with the sentiments about Wreckingball, though. I think the title track and Land of Hopes and Dreams are some of the best songs he's done. Not to mention it's arguably the best vocal work of his career and the fact that he put it together at age 61/62. I think it's arguably one of his top three albums when it comes to "showing off his greatness."

We need to get cshadows in here; I know he'd have something to say about this.
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We need to get cshadows in here; I know he'd have something to say about this.

Hey I'm probably Springsteen fan #3 on this site behind other Chris (cshadows) and Craig, so I'll speak to this.

In my opinion at least (and many others'), Born to Run is always going to be the best album recommend to 98% of people as an entry point to the Springsteen catalog (the other 2% being those rare breeds who only dig Nebraska of his work). The reason for that is simple: it's his best album. It also contains some of his most instantly recognizable (and best) songs, and is the most concise and clear encapsulation of what Bruce is and what his music represents. Sure that has changed somewhat from album to album over time, but there's a reason people's minds always jump to Born to Run when they think of Bruce: it's the most critical piece of the Springsteen story.

That being said, I absolutely understand where you're coming from in rec'ing Wrecking Ball to him, in terms of the sound of the album alone. It is a great record and has some moments that sound a lot like what he's looking for. I'm gonna have to take issue with you suggesting it's arguably his best vocal work though. Not knocking his vocals on the record obviously.....but goddamn man you can't stack it up against Darkness and expect it to come out on top haha.

Speaking of, I would recommend Darkness on the Edge of Town and The River (particularly the first half) as other places for him to look in the Springsteen catalog based upon what we know he likes.

Anyway, that's that.
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I actually have listened through Darkness, Wrecking Ball, Born to Run, and Tunnel of Love. Didn't really get into it *shrugs* liked some stuff off of Tunnel of Love, though.
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I actually have listened through Darkness, Wrecking Ball, Born to Run, and Tunnel of Love. Didn't really get into it *shrugs* liked some stuff off of Tunnel of Love, though.

I'd give all of those albums a repeat listen or several and try Born in the USA too if you were into some of Tunnel
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but really, cheque out Avail. they don't get enough love nowadays.
11:16 AM on 02/06/13 
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Up at 3am to get one of the limited silk screen prints for that movie thing and that shit just disappeared from cart as I was logging in. Am mad.
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Hey guys.

Sooo, I'm a huge fan of TGA, so I'm looking for some bands that have a similar sound to them, that sorta folky-punk thing going on (don't rec Springsteen, tried and failed to get into him). Recs please?

EDIT: and what album of their's to start with, if possible

Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
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So excited to see them again next month, just added Japandroids to the mix. What a show!
05:56 PM on 02/19/13 
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09:21 PM on 02/19/13 
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Hey I'm probably Springsteen fan #3 on this site behind other Chris (cshadows) and Craig, so I'll speak to this.

In my opinion at least (and many others'), Born to Run is always going to be the best album recommend to 98% of people as an entry point to the Springsteen catalog (the other 2% being those rare breeds who only dig Nebraska of his work). The reason for that is simple: it's his best album. It also contains some of his most instantly recognizable (and best) songs, and is the most concise and clear encapsulation of what Bruce is and what his music represents. Sure that has changed somewhat from album to album over time, but there's a reason people's minds always jump to Born to Run when they think of Bruce: it's the most critical piece of the Springsteen story.

That being said, I absolutely understand where you're coming from in rec'ing Wrecking Ball to him, in terms of the sound of the album alone. It is a great record and has some moments that sound a lot like what he's looking for. I'm gonna have to take issue with you suggesting it's arguably his best vocal work though. Not knocking his vocals on the record obviously.....but goddamn man you can't stack it up against Darkness and expect it to come out on top haha.

Speaking of, I would recommend Darkness on the Edge of Town and The River (particularly the first half) as other places for him to look in the Springsteen catalog based upon what we know he likes.

Anyway, that's that.
heh.

rec'ing.

wrecking.

rec'ing ball.

/my brilliant input
09:23 PM on 02/19/13 
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okay seriously though, wrecking ball is an awesome record and i think it'd be totally reasonable to recommend it as a starting point to a gaslight fan. and speaking of darkness on the edge of town, i can't be the only one here who thinks the version of "racing in the street" from the promise is a million times better than the "original" version.

well, technically it IS the original version but you know what i mean. haha.
11:20 PM on 02/19/13 
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Racing in the Street Live is incredible. Also, Darkness on the Edge of Town or The River is where I'd start if I was just a Gaslight fan having never listened to Bruce before. Everyone will find something they like on The River I think.



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