Rock god Bruce Springsteen's new album, his most anticipated in years, is inching closer to its release date and a source told the The Hollywood Reporter this week that it’s The Boss’ 'angriest' record yet.

'He gets into economic justice quite a bit,' a source confirmed who's heard some of the new tracks.

'It's very rock ’n’ roll. He feels it's the angriest album he's ever made. Bear in mind, though, that Springsteen wrote and recorded the majority of the album before the Occupy movements started, so he's not just setting headlines to music,' the source concluded.


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Springsteen's new album reportedly plays with unexpected textures including loops, electronic percussion and influences and rhythms stretching from hip-hop to Irish folk rhythms.'

First hearers are already labeling it 'terrific' and vintage Springsteen.

Currently no release date has been set, but Springsteen is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the South by Southwest music conference on March 15 in Austin, and critics are hoping the album will be released to coincide with his appearance.

Springsteen's forthcoming album is already listed in the 12 most anticipated albums of 2012.

Here's a clip of The Boss performing "The River" live: