Springsteen eyes January for new album, possibly debuting at Obama inauguration

    Barack Obama needs to be congratulated on the improvement in the music between his acceptance of the Democratic presidential nomination and Tuesday’s victory speech. The first was celebrated with U2’s "Beautiful Day," and further enforced Bono’s notion that he’s the secular, rich Ghandi. This time around, Obama, showing the difference between a president and a candidate, went with "The Rising," by Bruce Springsteen. Bruce is a much better choice if only for his citizenship, but his music is also a much better reflection of Obama’s stated goals than Bono’s touchy-feely pop pap. The Boss, perhaps preparing for Obama’s shout out, has been quietly working on an album over recent months. Though no plans are set, that would seem to line up perfectly with the Obama inauguration party. The idea sounds great, but the new Nugent that would have accompanied the McCain presidency would also have been nice. [Idolator]