Saturday, March 03, 2012

Bruce Springsteen's 'Wrecking Ball' To Stream On

Bruce Springsteen's 'Wrecking Ball' To Stream On

Bruce Springsteen's Wrecking Ball, which will be released on Columbia Records this Tuesday, March 6, is set to stream in its entirety on this Monday, March 5 and Tuesday, March 6.

The full-album premiere follows a week-long tribute to Springsteen on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," which caps off tonight with the second performance by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. Elvis Costello, Kenny Chesney and John Legend also performed Springsteen songs this week.

As part of a two-week streaming campaign, individual songs from Wrecking Ball premiered daily on sites around the world, commanding praise:

1. "We Take Care Of Our Own" – "Anguish and challenge run thick and fast, at a martial-rock clip." (Rolling Stone)

2. "Easy Money" – "A rocker with a big beat and a bigger boom" (LA Times)

3. "Shackled and Drawn" – "Upbeat and almost unhinged" (Newark Star-Ledger)

4. "Jack of All Trades" – "A tour de force of barely contained rage" (SPIN)

5. "Death to My Hometown" – "Stands out as a rallying cry in the face of despair" (Paste)

6. "This Depression" – "Gorgeous" (WXPN)

7. "Wrecking Ball" – "Among his best blue-collar anthems" (Entertainment Weekly)

8. "You've Got It" – "Destined to be a stand out" (Ultimate Classic Rock)

9. "Rocky Ground" – "So full of craft and so full of soul" (NPR)

10. "Land of Hope and Dreams" – "A broad, anthemic slice of Americana" (Billboard)

11. "We Are Alive" – "Fascinating...a fitting close to one of Springsteen's best" (Billboard)

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