Monday, December 31, 2012
Songs of the Year - "Rocky Ground," Bruce Springsteen
When history renders its verdict, I suspect that "Wrecking Ball" will be regarded as the best album Bruce recorded following his return to the road with the E Street Band in 1999. It's not exactly as if he is covering new ground, but he is definitely covering it in different ways. "Rocky Ground" is the song that puts the lie to the tired refrain from Bruce skeptics/haters (there are a lot of them, and they're pretty vicious in their commentary) that everything he does sounds exactly the same.
It's a great song, one of several on "Wrecking Ball."