Top 10 Records of 2007 – Honorable Mention

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It’s that time of year again. Each day between now and the end of the year, I"ll post one record (I am dating myself with that word)

The next several days are honorable mention days. And we’ll start with the boss because I heard his version of santa claus is comin’ to town on the radio this morning on the way to the gym

This is the second year in a row that Bruce has a record in honorable mention. I think that says something about my view of his work these days. It’s good but not the thing I put on every day

Magic is the best rock record Bruce has made since The Rising. My son Josh’s band is playing Radio Nowhere. Its a great cover song, a straight up rocker

My favorite track is Livin’ In The Future and I am also partial to Girls In Their Summer Clothes, I’ll Work For Your Love, and Terry’s Song

I have friends who love Bruce and think Magic is among his best. They are annoyed that it was ignored by The Grammy’s. I would be annoyed if any of my top 10 made The Grammy’s. Its pathetic to see what goes for popular music these days. Unless its The Boss. Who has remained relevant for almost 40 years

Magic is one of the best records I bought this year. It’s not magical like some of the records to come on this list, but its solid and at times reminds me of the younger Bruce who laughed while singing about Santa Claus. I think that Bruce is long gone, but the one we’ve still got made a solid record this year and I’m happy about that.