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This isn't to say that everything Springsteen does is golden, even to his biggest fans. Silvers says he doesn't care for his late-'80s or early-'90s output—a pretty common opinion among fans. And when asked for their least favorite Springsteen album, everyone interviewed for this article referred to 1992's Human Touch, with most picking out the song "57 Channels and Nothing On" as a particularly egregious low point.
But they also all love his recent material, particularly 2002's 9/11 response The Rising, and they're all supportive of Springsteen's latest, 2007's Magic.
"Boss is hands-down one of the best," Silvers says. "He's up there with Bob Dylan and Prince as the best [American] songwriters. I mean, shit, the last Boss record was good, and even the last one with the E Street Band...He's consistently put out some pretty kick-ass shit and kept up with the times."
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