Frank talks briefly about each one, and his blurb about the Springsteen album is interesting in particular:
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After a long time being immersed in heavy music like Converge, Refused, Jesus Lizard and that kind of thing, I came across this album. Before this I had Springsteen penned as a cheesy stadium rock guy with a headband and blue jeans and so on. This album is intense, sad, threatening, bleak, personal - many of the things I'd been looking for in heavy music, but using only vocals and an acoustic guitar. It opened my eyes to new ways of expressing yourself.