Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball
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Aphrodisiac
March 9th 2012



1739 Comments


they are idiots in minnestoa, eh?

Ponton
Emeritus
March 9th 2012



5775 Comments


In response to the Daily Mail's summation of her study, Professor Heather LaMarre said she felt the headline was "misleading."

"To say after listening to Bruce Springsteen white students were racist is a misinterpretation of the findings," she stated.

"In a nutshell, we were testing the power of music to affect how people treat others. What we found was that music genre, not just lyrics, has a powerful effect on people's behavior. However, we are not saying rock music makes people racist. Music appears to cue one's identity, which leads to in-group favoritism. That is different than explicit racism."

In-group favoritism means that people give preference to the group they identify with. That often means a predisposition toward one's own ethnic groups, but can also apply to religion, nationality, sexual preference or even sports. While it's certainly connected to racism, this phenomenon is different than what LaMarre refers to as "targeted racism."

That distinction aside, the University of Minnesota professor says, "The study is generally well represented in the rest of the article."
"Simply put, people who listened to music that they associated with their own ethnic identity treated their own ethnic group better than those from dissimilar groups [such as] ethnic minorities," LaMarre further clarified.

"Theoretically, we suspect this would be true for any person of any ethnicity... I would expect to find that minorities who listen to culturally relevant music would then demonstrate increased favorability toward their in-group—their minority group—as well. Thus, I do not believe this only applies to white people or that it is the same as targeted racism."



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Ponton
Emeritus
March 9th 2012



5775 Comments


but whatever the case daily mail is retarded, yea

owenmac
March 9th 2012



9 Comments


His stadium tour is not sold out. And i don't really keep up to date with the charts so I don't know if it is lined up to be no1. Anyway he's not an icon. An icon isn't just popular. Hendrix is an icon, bob marley is an icon, frank zappa is an icon, jeff buckley is an icon etc etc. They have tp represent something more than just the music

Hep Kat
March 9th 2012



14026 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

are you fucking kidding me man

he's the fucking BOSS

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CelestialDust
March 9th 2012



3155 Comments


anyone hear the bonus song, 'american land'? sounds like flogging molly

Activista anti-MTV
March 9th 2012



3134 Comments


this is the boss

NightProwler
March 10th 2012



6151 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Hendrix is an icon, bob marley is an icon, frank zappa is an icon, jeff buckley is an icon etc etc."

You know, I like Zappa and Buckley as much as any man - mainly Buckley - but to call any of them more of an icon than Bruce Springsteen just seems stupid.

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Sirob
March 11th 2012



2653 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

wow this is a much better album than i was expecting. i actually like the bonus track "american land" the most

AtavanHalen
March 12th 2012



17927 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

how the fuck is springsteen NOT an icon

owenmac
March 13th 2012



9 Comments


I originally said he wasn't an icon the world over... he might be in the US

AliW1993
Contributing Reviewer
March 13th 2012



7260 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Well unless I'm mistaken Atavan is an aussie, Hep Kat is a brit and NightProwler is from Denmark...

NightProwler
March 14th 2012



6151 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Correct, sir.

And of course he's an icon all over the world

AliW1993
Contributing Reviewer
March 14th 2012



7260 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The fact that you have The Smiths discography rated gave it away ;)

NightProwler
March 14th 2012



6151 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Hep Kat does, I have the entire Malk De Koijn discography rated (lolz) ^

AliW1993
Contributing Reviewer
March 14th 2012



7260 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Slight screw up there haha

I'm not even going to pretend to know who or what Malk De Koijn is :-P

NightProwler
March 14th 2012



6151 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Haha, you can't even pretend to - it's the most innovative, well-written and awesome hip-hop trio of all time - in Danish!

Imagine Beastie Boys rapping in the strangest language you've ever heard, with, yeah I'm gonna put it out there, better lyrics.


Well, besides Paul's Boutique. Kinda hard to beat.

Irving
Staff Reviewer
April 5th 2012



7013 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The title track is absolutely phenomenal. It stomps, bellows, roars, and reaches just about every necessary emotion required to make me force down near-irresistible urges to start fist-pumping here and now.

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AutoRock
May 3rd 2012



416 Comments


The Boss is a fucking icon even in god dam Germany.
Album is pretty darn good not sure how to rate it right now, at least a strong 3.5, but it could very well be a 4.
Shackled and Drawn is really terrible compared to the other stuff imo.

JackSparrow
December 2nd 2012



1686 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It took awhile but this is a really good album. Death to my Hometown and Wrecking Ball find their way into my regular Springsteen playlists. This album stands well against his other work. Wrecking Ball is an excellent song.



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