Surname Course Institution Date Bruce Springsteen critical essay Introduction Springsteen is a famous American singer and also a songwriter. He worked with the E Street band in early 1980 and the world identified him for his rich poetic lyrics working class political ideologies and Americana. During the 1970s he toured the USA with the band performing in concerts for more than four hours. His recordings were mainly rock albums. He earned numerous accolades through his albums. Some of the major awards include twenty Grammy Golden Globes and Presidential Medal of Freedom among others. Analysis of music hasn't been progressive or taken with the seriousness like other literature. Only several surveys have been conducted on music and songs yet the focus has always been biased. The major focus on music and songs is often the social protest aspect of it. Songs have been defined and assessed based on moral dimensions supporting it. However it criticizes the society for the kind of classism that results into desperation. ‘Born to Run' on the contrary applauses the community for saving the kid as illustrated in the lines ‘stranded in the jungle/taking all the heat they were giving" before "the change was made uptown/and the big man joined the band (Dinerstein 460). Conclusion Considering the life and contribution of Springsteen in music he qualifies to be a legend. His demeanor wit and perception of music are phenomenal. He has contributed a lot and influenced the pop music of the comparative society. Springsteen influence on societal issues and political ideologies is identified in most of his albums. The way he uses his skills passion and prowess in lyrical oration and coining various messages to his audience is overwhelming and epic. Work cited Dinerstein Joel. "The soul roots of Bruce Springsteen's American Dream." American Music (2007): 441-476. [...]
A critical essay (5-7 pp.) in which you choose a theme (musical, lyrical, thematic) and discuss how Springsteen’s vision changes over the trilogy that is BTR, Darkness, and the River.