I drove around with mk the other day and talked about how John Melloncamp has as many hits as Bruce Springsteen and how both are in to the whole "Americana, everyman" type of songs but Bruce is way more heralded.
I personally prefer Bruce's music but do you think Mellonkamp is underrated regarding his contribution to pop/americana? Lot's of hits there.
Truth is, I'm not a huge fan of either but I definitely prefer Bruce. I've been told his live shows are pretty amazing.
Maybe this is a comparison not worth making, I dunno. Anyways, I listened to both their music a lot lately.