commented on Psychocandy at 30: Insolent Masterpiece or Boring Dirge?
Correction: Hardly anyone was listening to this album upon it's initial release. There were no "... 'Steen-hating youth of the USA." Springsteen was at his commercial peak at this time -- pretty much universally loved by everyone, especially teen-agers. "Critic Rock" sums up this album. That bastion of counter-culture Rolling Stone, praised it as the best new thing in the world when it came out. That should tell you something.