Though I have fond memories of listening to Bruce Springsteen as a kid, it's only relatively recently that I've fully come to understand the brilliance of albums like Born to Run and Nebraska. So for me, the return of Springsteen and his E Street Band is perfectly timed.
On Oct. 2, Bruce and the band — including Max Weinberg, lately of "Conan O'Brien" fame — will release its first album in five years, dubbed Magic. Proving that he's hip to the modern era, Springsteen is offering the first single, "Radio Nowhere," as a free download on iTunes for one week. From the sound of this song, we can look forward to plenty of Springsteen's trademark R&B-tinged swagger, even if the production is a bit cheesy. So listen the free song and tell me what you think.