|1. Blinded By The Light|
|2. Growin' Up|
|3. Mary Queen Of Arkansas|
|4. Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street|
|5. Lost In The Flood|
|6. The Angel|
|7. For You|
|8. Spirit In the Night|
|9. It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City|
There is definitely something appealing about Springsteen yelling out his exuberant lyrics with barely any kind of recognizable melody, but it wears out a little bit after a while. Just listen to "Mary Queen Of Arkansas" - classic, strong Springsteen lyrics, not a hint of an actual tune.
Some fans and critics accused Bruce Springsteen of selling out when he released "The River". They felt that he had "gone pop" with songs like "Hungry Heart" and "Cadillac Ranch".
Well, compared to this album "The River" certainly is more of a pop album, if tunefulness equals pop that is.
A bit more pop would have been kinda nice, actually.