Mid-Year Report: The Best Albums of 2012 So Far

From Bruce to Best Coast and beyond, 40 of our favorite albums from the last six months

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Bruce Springsteen, 'Wrecking Ball'

Bruce Springsteen, 'Wrecking Ball'

On his 17th studio album, Springsteen offers bracing honesty to a broken nation.

Read the RS review: "Wrecking Ball is the most despairing, confrontational and musically turbulent album Bruce Springsteen has ever made . . . This is darkness gone way past the edge of town, to the heart of the republic."



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