The title track of Springsteen’s new album High Hopes kicks off with an energy reminiscent of 2012’s Wrecking Ball. Unfortunately the energy of this cover (originally released on 1995’s ‘Blood Brothers’ EP) is lacking from much of the rest of the disc.
Beginning with the album's first single, the rocking anthem We Take Care of Our Own, The Boss' intention on this album is clear from the get-go. There are country elements, such as Easy Money and Jack of All Trades which hark back to his Devils and Dust album, however, the majority of this album is Springsteen at his rocking best. Songs such as the album opener and the impressive title track push this album forwards at a rollicking pace and into your subconscious so that you cannot forget them.