Most helpful positive review
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I don't know what else I can say
on October 5, 2003
I really don't think I have enough good words for "The River" and I know that a maximum of 1,000 words cannot possible be enough for the epic I could write about this album! What I will say is that this is probably the only album in my CD collection that just gives me an instant good feeling when I listen to it. Even if the song is beautifully depressing like Bruce does wonderfully, it still feels me with sheer delight. In my opinion, this IS what an album should be--two discs of pure mastery. "The River" is so perfect that I couldn't rate the songs if I wanted to--every single one would get 5 stars. My favorite, though, would have to be "Stolen Car" (if I HAD to choose). It is just so painstakingly brilliant, solemn, and it exemplifies the quiet desperation that I love from Bruce...gorgeous in one word. I love everything I can get my hands on from Bruce Springsteen, but "The River" just flows through my veins. How about that corny plug, eh?