Human Touch is the ninth studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). This album was co-released on the same day as Lucky Town. It was the more popular of the two, and it peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200, with "Human Touch" (paired with Lucky Town's "Better Days") peaking at #1 on the Album Rock Tracks chart and #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Human Touch's release was met with mixed critical reception, garnering him the most lukewarm critical reviews he had received in his career up to that point. Allmusic described the album as "generic pop" and "his first that didn't at least aspire to greatness." However, Rolling Stone gave the album a far more generous review, saying that its songs "explore the movement from disenchanted isolation to a willingness to risk love and its attendant traumas again." The review also stated that the title track "stands among Springsteen's best work." The album is generally disliked by Springsteen fans and was recently ranked last among his 17 albums by the website Nerve. Regarding the bad reputation of this record and Lucky Town among his fans Springsteen said: "I tried it in the early '90s and it didn't work; the public didn't like it."
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