HBO’s ‘The Ties That Bind’ Is a Disappointingly Flat Look at an Energetic Springsteen Album


Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s 2010 The Promise was the kind of archival culling that music fans dream about; a double album of unreleased tracks and outtakes from the dramatic, endless, complex Darkness on the Edge of Town sessions. It was the rare box set of its kind that worked gorgeously as its own standalone album, worthy of being played on repeat, our ears cocked for subtleties and new meaning.
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