It seems kind of silly for me to explain who Bruce Springsteen is. You should know. If you don’t, Google.
The Rising (Columbia, 2002) is Springsteen’s twelfth studio album. It seems to me like there should be more than that. Seems he took some time off (7 years between album number 11). It is also his first recording with the E Street Band in about 18 years. It is his response to the September 11, 2001 attacks. I can’t say that I’ve heard of it. I haven’t been paying attention to Bruce Springsteen for some time. Wiki tells me that it was a “critical and commercial success, and hailed as the triumphant return for Springsteen.” It scored a Grammy for Best Rock Album, and the title song, also, scored a Grammy.
I am sad that the album was a big meh for me.