I can't speak for Betterread but he's using some of the codewords I'm sure Springsteen haters like to use. (Oh I know Betterread did praise him a bit)

"Fell for it"

Look, Bruce writes about the working man despite having never "worked" a day in his life. He acknowledges that fact and winks at you about it if you pay attention. But that doesn't take away from the fact that he writes great songs. However, some people put those few things together and label him a "fake" and just can't get past it.

And Dom knows more about music and musical history on here than just about anyone.