The year in music
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Bruce Springsteen( Peter Kramer / AP )
What could be more predictable than the Boss' latest hookup with his stalwart E Street Band? Yet by infusing old song structures and themes with a newfound sense of ambiguity, Springsteen made this music relevant rather than nostalgic. The band's reunion tour was a lock to be an extraordinary moneymaker; the new treasures of "Magic" make it a real event.