Readers' Poll: Ten Favorite Bruce Springsteen AlbumsSelections include 'Nebraska,' 'Tunnel of Love' and 'Born to Run'
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Towards the end of the Seeger Sessions tour in 2006, Bruce Springsteen debuted a new song called "Long Walk Home," a clear commentary on the sad state of America during the Bush years. It was the public's first glimpse of a new batch of politically charged songs that he would soon record with the E Street Band. Released in September of 2007, Magic is an angry, guitar-driven record about wounded veterans, lying politicians and our collective loss of civil liberties after 9/11. " Who would have ever thought we'd live in a country with no right to habeas corpus?" Springsteen said to Rolling Stone in 2007. "That's Orwellian. That's what political hysteria is about and how effective it is. I felt it in myself. You get frightened for your family, for your home. And you realize how countries can move way off course, very far from democratic ideals. Add another terrorist attack or two, and the country can turn into a pretty scary place."