“The screen door slams/Mary’s dress waves” This will always be a magic album for me. The way everything builds to the climax of Born to Run and then the denouement that follows is perfectly sequenced and a testament to Springsteen’s talent as a storyteller. It’s hard to pick a favourite, but this time around, “Backstreets” was the one that grabbed me the most.
More expansive and cinematic than I was expecting, and I'm pretty familiar with the singles off this album. The saxophone is arguably the lead instrument here, and there are some jazzy moments where it and the keyboardist can really shine. Bruce's lyrics are excellent and invoke a "working class" urgency: inspirational-via-the-gallows, a bleak sort of joy.
Where to begin..... I'm not insightful or smart enough to explain the deeper meanings of the album and why it resonates. My best attempt is to say that it manages to convey most, if not all, of the elements that get buzz my mind: the difficult marriage between hope & despair, the desire to belong to something and finding beauty in the ordinary. Favourite track: Jungleland
Always been pretty indifferent about Springsteen. Never hated his music nor really got into his stuff either. I'd heard the hits from this album, but the stand out tracks for me were "Meeting Across the River" and "Jungleland." I feel like The Boss and the E-Street band aren't really exploring any new musical ideas composition wise, other than some bomb-ass sax. Its Springsteen's writing and storytelling that has made him such an American staple, and I felt those two tracks really let his writing shine. Being aligned so strongly with 'MURICA is kind of what kept me from getting into him, but his songs are very much proletariat anthems. I guess that's what you get for saying USA a bunch of times in a song. Overall a pretty enjoyable listen, but there's nothing calling me back.
Very chill, good bboomer vibes, listen to again
Quite simply one of the greatest albums of all-time with some of Springsteen's most evocative lyrics. Best track: Thunder Road
🖤 Favourite Song: Thunder Road 🖤
Never been a big follower of the boss, and I’m shocked never to have listened to this album end to end. He’s got a lot to say and does it well. Extremely good album across all tracks. Gonna buy this one on vinyl.
I love this album's big sound. It's simply one of the most passionate albums I've ever heard. I would say it was raw passion except that you can tell the album was very carefully crafted - channeling that passion into a thing of beauty - striking a near perfect balance. Springsteen displays more authentic passion on this album than many artists seem to be able to muster in their entire careers. I have tried, but can't seem to get into, Springsteen's first two albums, and I think alot of it has to do with the lyrics. On this album, while going for a bigger sound musically, he chose to go in a more refined direction lyrically, foregoing his more cryptic Dylanesque approach of the first two albums for something more direct and heartfelt than intellectual, and it makes all the difference. Though you definitely can hear the Dylan influence throughout, especially in songs like Jungleland, I think this is where Springsteen really comes into his own and becomes "The Boss." This is one for the ages. Coincidentally, I just listened to this on vinyl the other day with the family. It's in pretty regular rotation in our house and everyone enjoys it.
Although, at times, Springsteen flirts with histrionic and melodramatic motifs in his music via a maximalist sound which risks drowning out any subtlety and poetry in the lyrics (and there is poetry here, but it's almost as if the smart kid in class has to hide it for fear of being laughed at) this is an American classic, chrome wheeled and fuel injected by a great band of talented musicians and Bruce's musings on growing up poor and hard in the city. The Great American Novel in musical form, Springsteen conjures up romantic images of highways, motorbikes, picking up your sweetheart to a Wall of Sound in homage to The Ronette's Be My Baby and the Shangri La's Leader of the Pack ('Look out! Look out! Look out! Look out!').
I definitely get why it’s popular, but it honestly just doesn’t I much for me.
bruce sings like he has marbles in his mouth. this sucks. the piano sucks. lame. saxophone is lame. rock and roll for geriatrics
9.5/10 FT: Thunder road
So good. The title track is obviously a classic and the whole album is just fantastic
One of favorites of all time. 5/5.
Here we go.
Easily in my top 5 albums
Great songs by a great artist and great band
Listened to it before. Great album. Favorite track: Meeting Across The River
One of my all-time favorite albums!
Piano sound on "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" gives it great energy. Very nice overall flow of the album. Always has the Bruce's way of saying words that are clear and somehow mush at the same time. Backstreets closes out side one perfectly.
Great album and lots of known songs & didn't know it was this old. Came out in '75. 9/10.
- Thunder Road - greatest song of all time by a considerable distance - Tenth Avenue Freeze Out - an absolute bop - Night - one of the more forgettable tracks but would be the standout on most other records on this list - Backstreets - Up there with Thunder Road and Born To Run. 3rd best track on the album. Bruce at his very best. Born To Run - Lovely stuff She's The One - was never that arsed about this before but it's fucking class Meeting Across The River - skippable Jungleland - The bollocks
Just a brilliant album from start to finish. Classic rock and roll don't get much better than this.
The Boss is my godfather's favorite artist so I tried to listen in high school and didnt really enjoy it much. Now on this re-listen with more mature ears, I really enjoy the sound. Thunder Road and Born to Run are obvious stars but 10th Ave Freeze Out was probably my favorite.
Sounds like America
Anyone who does not vote 5 stars on this masterpiece is a Communist and needs to be dealt with accordingly.
Show a little faith there's magic in the night You ain't a beauty but hey you're alright Oh and that's alright with me. What a classic
Classic, listened twice
Where's the option for 6 stars?
Sometimes an artist is so fully flooded with inspiration that everything they touch turns to gold. Bob had it with Blonde on Blonde, Van with Astral Weeks, the Boss has it here.
Born To Run remains my favourite Springsteen record, and I always thought that was because it was my first. But listening again after all these years, I can safely report that every moment of this record is perfect. Springsteen's wails about breakin' out of the places that have always trapped him works as the perfect allegory for a suppressed working class that slowly realized that the American Dream was not meant for everyone. The sax work my Clarence, the drumming of Mad Dog/Weinberg, the keys provided Roy J. Bittan are absolute magic here. Heartbreaking to listen to, but still exhilarating after all these years. Fav Tracks: Thunder Road, Backstreets, Jungleland, Born To Run, et. al.
What can you say about this album with its amazing storytelling combined with the Spectorish wall of sound. Rock and Roll at its height with a piano base. Tenth Avenue Freeze Out and Born to Run are favorites.
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Superb album, love every track
Bem americano, muitos artistas que ouvi dos anos 80/90 tiveram uma grande influência desse estilo.
Intricate storytelling about the American Dream and bombastic instrumentation. Gorgeous record from beginning to end and the title-track is a masterpiece.
Great album no weak songs in the album great rock album from start to finish 5/5
The album starts off incredibly strong with "Thunder Road" and keeps up the energy and strength as it moves, hitting a crescendo with "Born to Run" before coming down to prepare you for the end. I won't claim to know everything that Springsteen is trying to say, but his lyrics speak volumes and his voice just works with the words he sings, kind of like Dylan.
The best album of the boss.
I was looking forward to putting the needle down on “Thunder Road” all day long. The record that made The Boss a star, and deservedly so.
One of my all time favorites. What a great way to begin this experience.
This needs no comment. Top 10 album of all time, without question.
Is this my favorite Springsteen album? I don’t know. That changes periodically. But this is definitely his best, most iconic, and the purest distillation of everything that he does great. Truly one of the best albums of all time. It sounds like the soundtrack to the greatest movie that doesn’t exist.
A masterpiece. I love his storytelling, and the muscle of the band. The gradual build up of Thunder Road, the note-for-note perfection of the title track, then THAT saxophone solo in Jungleland. Loved it for years, and it's still astounding every time I hear it.
way better than I thought it'd be. Incredibly impactful at the beginning and end
September 13, 2021 I've rated several other albums five stars but this is one of my all-time favourites. So. Fucking. Good. I honestly would have a really hard time picking a favourite track because there are so many good ones. This time "Jungleland" did it for me.
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Listened to the first bit of Thunder Road, closed Spotify and pulled up some bootlegs. Amazing record; songs meant to be heard live.
Classic album that I haven't listened to in a long time. Long overdue re-familiarizing myself with this album no fewer than 5 or 6 absolutely brilliant songs that sound as fresh as ever. Though still not my favourite Springsteen album, that distinction goes to Darkness On The Edge of Town with it's harder edge, still a no-brainer 5 star pick
What an album. So many great songs and each one paints a picture. Close your eyes and listen to the song and you could be there. Absolutely brilliant
We're all Springsteen fans right? We all know his hits. We all know how amazing he is. But have we ever listened to one of his albums? I hadn't. But chose a cold, windy dog walk to listen, and it hit all the right spots. Amazeballs.
One of his finest albums. A great entry point for anyone who wants to hear The Boss
What else is there to say about this beast of an album. Starts off with a bang with the rocky track "Thunder Road" Gives this dusty, electromagnetic vibe that the album is notorious for. That edge in Springstreen's voice is so smokey and deep that it sounds captivating for the ears. That combination of trumpets, guitar and piano make this album what it is! "Jungleland" is an out of control track, that changes theme every minute. It's brilliant yet exciting, since you have zero idea where the song is going next. Of course "Born To Run" is a household name. Being a jazzy/ flashy dance segment to an intense series of verses at the end. Have a listen! Excellent lyrics as well, meaningful and thrilling
Well what can I say? It's a masterpiece. I think this album is the perfect all round Bruce album which I'd suggest to anyone who doesn't know him. Thunder Road is the quintessential Bruce song in my opinion, if you don't get that song, you just don't get Bruce. I've heard that song countless times but I still find it completely mesmerising. I'll prattling on, FIVE STARS
Unas baladas de Bruce.
I was so excited to get this album, as it's definitely one of my top all time favourites. I'll be the first to admit the The Boss doesn't exactly re-invent the wheel with his sound, but he does what what he does brilliantly. This album is no different, and it's equally an ode to the saxophone and to the American working class. I wish I could give it six stars! It's so hard to have a top pick, but it's gotta be 'Thunder Road', with honourable mentions to 'She's The One, 'Jungleland' and of course the title track.
Fruitful and hearty sound signature capturing the rock and roll spirit. Bruce Springsteen delivers sonically elaborate arrangements and structure, complete with hummable melodies. At its core, it can be considered one of the best Springsteen albums due to its charm.
This album seems familiar to me though I'm not sure if i've heard it prior to today. it feels very danceable while trying to express his curiosity within the neighborhood his singing about.
Parto con aspettative molto alte, anche se non sono un perfetto conoscitore del Boss. 'Thunder Road' si apre subito con l'armonica e la voce talmente calda, che basta per farti emozionare, che carica poi sul finale! 'Tenth Avenue Freeze-out' continua invece su una nota più allegra, che aiuta a rilasciare la tensione e l'emozione della precedente. Anche in 'Night' sono presenti degli accordi che, pur non essendo al livello delle precedenti, richiamano a qualcosa di epico e emozionante. Ecco ascoltando 'Backstreets', forse ho capito cosa mi succede in questo ascolto: le canzoni hanno un qualcosa delle power ballad tipiche dell'Hard Rock, ma senza esasperarne i tratti, sono emozionanti senza essere struggenti, sono vivaci senza essere "potenti" e sono belle. (Ho paura di mettermi a piangere a leggere i testi, quindi lo farò in un secondo ascolto) Tutte queste canzoni portano al climax: 'Born to run', un classico. E inoltre anche la stessa canzone è tutta indirizzata al ritornello, come un piano inclinato. 'She's the One' è più tranquilla e con 'Meeting along the River' aiuta a rilassare. 'Jungleland' è la giusta conclusione: emozionante, ma su un tono più tranquillo. 6/5
When I first heard Born to Run on the radio, it didn’t make me want to run out and by the album, even though there was a lot of buzz about it. I think I gave in when I saw Bruce on the cover of Time Magazine. Thunder Road and Jungleland have a real epic feel to them, with the big production, the piano intros and the signature sax solos to close out. I like the jumbled, lyric-heavy feel, the way he doesn’t follow traditional song structures – unusual for a rock n’ roll guy. He jumps from rockers to ballads to soul: stylistically Tenth Avenue freeze Out and Night are miles apart (except for his energy) but they sound perfect back-to-back. There’s really no filler on this LP and I there are probably at least a dozen tracks that didn’t make the cut.
I hadn't heard of Bruce until the Born to Run LP. I saw Bruce and the E street band twice but I saw him play Thunder Road, my favourite Springsteen song, only once. The die hard Springsteen fans will say this isn't possible since T-Road has a permanent spot on the playlist. Read it and weep. I moved to Toronto in 1985 and lived in a high-rise apartment building that overlooked Ryerson Theater. On the day I moved a few people started to hang around the Ryerson entrance and by the next morning those folks were joined by a 100 more. I went and asked what they were doing and found out that two days later Springsteen tickets were going on sale. So if you had the time and inclination to stand in line for two days, you could get a seat in the first 10 rows. I called a couple of friends from Sudbury and asked if I should get a few tickets. They were ecstatic so I got the tickets and a month or so later we went to see Bruce. The crowd went crazy when he started to play Thunder Road and it was amazing how many people knew all the words. This song is a long one and it doesn’t have a chorus. Every line is unique. When Bruce was a few lines into the song, around “Roy Orbison singing for the lonely'', the crowd was signing louder than Bruce was. By the time the second verse started, Bruce tapped out and just let the audience sing alone from the line “Don’t run back inside” until the line “You ain’t a beauty but hey you’re alright”. Bruce had to cut back in with a long and loud “Oh” since there is an unusually long pause before “that’s alright with me” and the audience would have sung it too early and fucked up the musicians’ timing. Even with Bruce singing again, you could hear the crowd sing the rest of the words. To be sure, the crowd singing this song isn’t like the crowd singing the chorus to “I want to rock n roll all night” at a fucking Kiss concert. There were a lot of words to know and the crowd knew them all. I was impressed by the die hard Bruce fans. Fast forward to 2013 and I am in Rio for business the week that Rock in Rio is on. A local who is a good friend says I should stay an extra day as he has concert tickets. I say "shut up and dance" even before he tells me The Boss is headlining. There must be 500,000 at this gig. I knew Bruce would play Thunder Road at some point and was ready to howl every word. It was around 300AM, he had been playing for around 2 hrs and he just finished playing the full Born in the USA LP. He finally starts to play some stuff from Born to Run. Great news! Or not. My friend's new girlfriend says she is tired and wants to leave. Fothermucker. I couldn’t believe we had to leave before he played Thunder Road but I couldn’t be unhappy. She was a typical Brazilian woman- you know a complete smokeshow. If someone who looked like her asked me to take her home then, I would have pulled a Houdini in about 10 seconds. C'est la vie.
I've never listened to this album all the way through, though I have probably listened to every track. Thunder Road is brilliant - it's gift (beyond the great lyrics and sense of yearning) it that it isn't allowed to do the same thing for more than a couple of bars at a time. It's constantly shifting and changing. Born to Run itself, is of course one of the greatest songs ever. Not sure what else there is to say there. The rest of the album has great intros, so much good saxophone it stole all the good sax breaks, resulting in all 80s songs (except Careless Whisper) featuring sax being terrible, and beautifully desperate lyrics. It's so piano led too. The pianoiest album that rocks ever? Soz Billy Joel. I'm still only giving it four stars, because a few songs (She's The One and Backstreets) outstay their welcome. Yet Jungleland at just shy of 10 minutes could be even longer and I'd still love it. I'll see how I feel in the morning, cos my judgement feels harsh! Update - like Kanye, this is an amazing album which I have very minor gripes about. I can't not give it 5
He’s the boss for a reason
Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuce The Boss’ best album. One of the best albums of all time. Tramps like us, baby we were born to run
I’m not one of those cult fans of Bruce Springstein, but I am a fan of America, so I will inflate his rating to 5 instead of 4.
I love this album, there is an unowned nostalgia to these songs. It takes be back to a time I never lived. Fantastic imagery and musicality.
Born To Run: The breakthrough album. Actually prefer its predecessor The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle and also Darkness on the Edge of Town, above Born To Run. The songs on Born To Run are perhaps a bit less special. And also: the way the band is playing on WIESS is great - the songs go on for much longer and have this live feel. On Born To Run, songs are shorter and Jungle Land is for me the best song of the album (of course, the title song is iconic). Nevertheless, Born To Run is great too and a 5-star album of course.
Every minute of this album oozes craft and greatness - from starting with Thunder Road to the title track Born to Run - the guitars drive - the saxophone blares and the piano thoughtfully sets the mood for this all American blue collar carnival - but it’s Bruce’s masterstroke that pulls it all off with his ridiculous car metaphors and blue jeans gung-ho storytelling. On paper all this sounds like my nightmare but it’s so much more than the sum of its parts
A great album by the boss. Probably his best songwriting and my second favorite album. So many good songs on this and born to run is arguably his best. Not much wrong with this one. 8.8/10
One of the best albums of all time in my opinion. Thunder road opening and jungleland closing is an incredible way to bookend a piece of art.
Fabulous. What more can I say? Excellent from start to finish. Five stars
I'm not really a Springsteen fan but I can't deny that this is a strong and well crafted album.
It's not the biggest-selling Bruce album, or the best. But it made him a superstar, and it contains three all-time classics in BTR, Jungleland and Thunder Road. A relisten reveals how much it's about Roy Bittan's piano and Clarence Clemons' sax. Possibly the most 'E Street' record of them all. Favourite bit ' the 1-2-3-4 count in during the middle 8 of BTR.
third album i’ve gone through from this generator; first one where springsteen really clicked for me.
Know it. Love it.
Pros: A+ songwriting / storytelling A+ instrumentation. Took rock and made it even cooler with Spector-esque wall of sound production and made saxophone a rock and roll instrument Cons: Misc: - Somehow I did not grow up with Bruce and didn't get into him until college and probably because of Jake Ehrlich. My metal friends all made fun of his voice and thought he was too storyteller-y; that he couldn't write a song unless it met a criteria of mentioning A. the road he lived on when he was a kid, B. every car on that road, and C. workin' hard. I've of course since come to the realization that those same friends who would make fun of that would listen to bands that couldn't write music unless it mentioned something like "trampling people with tanks" and had lyrics like "why should the fire be shared by so few, let bombs explode- cause that's what they do. Nuke Mecca, New York, the Vatican too- give me a bomb, I'll drop it on you!" So to that I really say to each their own. Bruce is a true king and no one captures that very specific idea of growing up, leaving your hometown and doing your own thing better than him. And Born to Run probably does it best. Part of the magic of him for me is that his sound is inherently tied to a time period. I'll speculate that it's a reason why people our parents age like him so much; because 5 of his best albums (this, darkness, the river, nebraska, born in the usa) all came out when my mom was between her early teens and late 20s. Of course those are really formative years and he's there singing about New Jersey and growing up and getting out of the town. Hard to not resonate with that. Many of his lyrics are specific to those lived years and that helps that idea of gluing the listener to the songs. Unfortunately I think that it would be hard for future generations to appreciate the artistry in the storytelling due to this deep set tie-in to the time periods, but I am hopeful and optimistic that the music itself would stand the test of time. Part of what made it work for people our age is that a lot of us grew up listening to Bruce on the radio on car rides. For me it looked like this scenario: school ends for the year and it's in late June, it's 90 something degrees out, you're on your way to the Jersey shore, you just spotted the first girl in a bikini of the summer, and Bruce is on the radio. Magic.
Short and sweet album with some absolutely CLASSIC hits! I love the full band feel, and the overall storytelling vibe that The Boss brings to his lyrics. Obviously, the NJ connection makes this one a bit more personal. The fact that this came out in ‘75 makes the occasional cheesiness more acceptable.
Bruce’s best? (Talk to me on a hot summer afternoon and I’ll tell you it’s “Born in the U.S.A.”) This is certainly the album where he perfected his signature sound. How do you even describe the E Street Band’s style here? Heartland rock spiked with jazz and doo-wop? Listening to the album again, I wondered: What is it about this music that makes it so timeless? Is it that saxophone wail? The twinkle of the piano? The way Bruce distills a wide variety of influences and makes them his own? (On “Backstreets,” he croons like Elvis and screams like John Lennon.) Or maybe it’s just the sheer drama of it all. Few songwriters can take small moments like driving with the windows down or going out for drinks after a long day of work and make them feel like the huge, existential things they are when you’re in them. And who else can write preposterous lines like “The highway’s jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive” and get away with it? (The answer is probably Meat Loaf but he got it from Bruce.) A classic album and a thrill to listen to.
Just a great album from beginning to end.
I resisted listening to Bruce Springsteen for years. I had long suspected that I would eventually become a fan, but I came to believe it to be the final step away from youth and into middle age. The day I turned 35, I went out and bought vinyl copies of Born To Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town and Nebraska. Oddly enough, a dear friend also fell for the Boss aged around 35, having been given tickets to a gig and swept away in the joy felt by both the Boss and the audience. It would appear that Springsteen is nowadays both the condolence a man gives himself when he gets his first grey hair and the reassurance he gives himself that he isn't impotent just yet. But anyway, Born To Run was Springsteen's breakthrough after his first two (fine) albums sank commercially, an all-or-nothing, budget-breaking last chance that thankfully paid off. And a colossal attempt such as this warrants a colossal sound, with Springsteen fulfilling his ambition of cutting a record that sounded like Roy Orbison singing Bob Dylan, produced by Phil Spector. The album seeks to, and manages to, resurrect Spector's Wall of Sound aesthetic, basking in utter bombast. However, the album establishes the now-defining Springsteen message of the emptiness of dreams, of how a life spent pursuing a fantasy is only likely to end abjectly. Of course, the album is astute enough to realise the power of reverie; just listen to the title track. But though he and Wendy may be born to run, the album ruefully considers that they have to run somewhere, that the real world is always there. Also, the photo on the cover, of Springsteen chummily leaning on Clarence Clemons, is one of the most charming, uplifting images in rock. By the by, I have not had a grey hair yet, and my penis still works.
He's The Boss for a reason~
Easy 5/5 for me. I enjoyed this album so much. Bruce is an underrated yet amazing songwriter and storyteller, I think he's one of the best. This album alone justifies that. Thunder Road is my favourite track but all of them are so so good.
My favourite album ever made. Doesn’t miss on a single track. He shot for an unholy hybrid of Orbison, Dylan and Spector—and actually reached it. "Come take my hand", he invited in the opening lines. "We're ridin' out tonight to case the Promised Land." 5/5
One of the best classic rock albums of all time
It has a sound. Leaves me a bit cold mind
1975. Key Songs: Born to Run, Night, Thunder Road
One of those albums where you're like "Meh, Springsteen", but you're super into it anyway
Pretty Sick album. Whatever I can tell that a lot of artists took inspiration from Springtein. He's got a very interesting storytelling style and the buildup and release his lyrics have going into the hook is cathartic. Good Album
Nice one! Never listened to a full album by the Boss
Album was... fine. It definitely felt like a product of it's time in the way he sings. The music itself was really good though.
Fav song: Jungleland Really great album, love the production and sound. Great piano melodies too!
Yeah, it’s good
Didn’t think I could be converted into a Bruce fan but this album may have just done the trick.
Some classics I've heard before that the rest of the album gave some interesting new context to.
Eat song is its own mini story but yet part of a while experience. The writing is superb and the guitar work is excellent. I never got into Springsteen but I can see that wasn't a good thing. This albums is really good. Although over it is short run time, it delivers all it needs to say in the short time. I found that the start was a little softer than the rest of the album but once it gets going it is something that you can just visualize. The story in the lyrics is clear and concise and able to give you an experience that you were almost there.
Kanonskiva! Är det nåt jag skall klaga på, så är det för få låtar. Troligtvis den bästa, jämnaste Springsteenskivan. Inte en dålig låt egentligen tycker jag. 4+
love this album
The piano and sax throughout were a dang treat. Feels like old americana, joyful, sad, honest. He’s the boss for a reason!
Pretty solid. I’m not a huge fan of Bruce’s voice, but there are some really well don tracks in this album. Favorite tracks: “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” “Born To Run,” and “Jungleland”
This one is pretty cool
went into this one expecting to give it a 5 but i wasn't blown away by it
Muy personal y bien construído y elaborado. Inconfundible voz
Sounds epic, definitely needs a closer listen than I can give to it.
Surprisingly I've inky very listened to one Springsteen album in its entirety before this! Liked this a lot.
it was a blur
Nämä Brucen levyt ovat aika tasalaatuista suorittamista. Thunder Road ja Born to Run olivat ne kohokohdat.
I definitely preferred this to Darkness On the Edge of Town and see why it’s considered the best album by Bruce Springsteen. So many of these songs are classics and it seemed like Bruce Springsteen at his best. Although Bruce Springsteen is still not my absolute favorite it was still a great album. Favorite songs: Night, Backstreets, Born to Run, Jungleland Last favorite song: Thunder Road Light 8/10
I really like this album. It can be tough to review since the songs are so well known and played so much. Some haven't aged as well as others, but Thunder Road and Jungleland will always be rock anthems.
Bruce Springsteen is the main guy here but the E Street Band really add so much to the overall compositions. They keep things from getting too boring, too formulaic, and elevate Springsteen with sweeping instrumentals that allow for a fuller sound with more personality. Springsteen brings his own, and the E Street Band give it more ground to stand on. Helluva band. Anyway, Springsteen basically IS heartland rock, and he's very much in this sound. Undeniably solid album.
It's okay. I like meeting across the river. and Jungleland
Saved Prior: None Off Rip: Thunder Road, Backstreets, She's the One, Jungleland Cutting Edge: Born to Run Overall Notes: While I can't say I fully understand the insane hype for this guy, I will say that this is the best of this type of album that I've ever heard. Was going to give it a 3, but that felt wrong so I'm bumping it up to a 4.
Great album. Never really liked Thunder Road all that much but also hadn't listened to it much and after this album I like it a lot more. Born to Run is just a phenomenal song and my favorite of Springsteen's. Already Saved: Born to Run Saved After Listening: Thunder Road, She's the One
Solid Springsteen. Hated Jungleland
A cracker! Evocative, emotive, stadium Rock 'n Roll. This album just screams USA! Favourite tracks: Born to Run & Thunder Road.
If The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle was an accidental miracle, Born to Run was an intentional masterpiece. It declared its own greatness with songs and a sound that lived up to Springsteen's promise, and though some thought it took itself too seriously, many found that exalting.
So many of the elements of music I live seemed to have been born here. It’s bombastic and enormous and energetic and feels important and meaningful.
chris dusseld tes commentaire commencent serieusement a m'agacer, 4/5
Noch nie bewusst gehört! Schon n besonderes Album.
solid. I am not a huge fan, but can respect it.
Good Album. Amazing Songs. I loved how the album was structured. Thunder Road as an overture, than the big one born to run and on the end, the emotional peak, Jungleland. I simply love the saxophone solo's.
Classic Americana. I think everyone has heard the title track and Thunder Road.
Great album with some classics On it. BRUCE IS ALWAYS SO BELIEVABLE WHEN HE SINGS AND always sounds like it is just the way he talks!
When I was younger I really didn't like Bruce Springsteen's music, but I think it has gotten through to me slowly over time, and these songs hit me pretty good now. Some heavy hitters here really - 10th Ave Freeze Out, Born to Run, Jungleland... The saxophone solos are one of the things that would have turned me off in the past, now I find them quaint.
The boss brings it, this might be my favourite Springstein album.
Amazing album that had some great early hits that launched Bruce.
Eight tracks! Do one, Kanye.
Enjoyed more than I expected.
One of the best ever to do it. This album isn't his peak but it still slaps
In my Springsteen top five, for me Born to Run still holds up after all these years, but Jungleland is the true pinnacle of the album.
This album has great production and instrumentals. The songs are truly beautiful. The vocals aren’t exactly my favorite, but still complement the songs well.
What a sweet sweet album. Jungleland was a new find for me, wow I loved it.
I always assumed this came out in the 80s, but it makes sense in the mid-70s, exactly halfway between Dylan's folk heroism and swaggering stadium rock. Born to Run is a terrific ode to the small towns where the American dream has come to die.
Never really got Springsteen, but this album comes close - 3.8
Good music, not used to Springsteen‘s voice yet. Mastering a little off? Lyrics hard to understand (spotify).
Never been a fan of Bruce. Not that I don’t like his music, I like it a lot. I admittedly, do not know a lot about his music. I feel like I should. Best Tracks: “Tenth Avenue Freezeout” “Shes the One” and “Jungleland”
Liked it quite a bit, super american
I would give this album 5 stars for the music, but the lyrics and the vocals don't work for me.
Really like the full band instrumentals, the sax and piano really add to the songs. Obviously knew Born to Run already, but was surprised how much of this I like, this is definitely something I would want to return to. Meeting Across the River stood out for the storytelling Bruce is known for. Jungleland feels long after an album of songs that seem the perfect length.
Guter, pazifistischer Rock
Klassisker. Kan man få för mycket saxofon på ett album. Svar nej
Since I'm a white collar Canadian I'm certainly not the demographic that Springsteen is targeting so its hard for me to relate to his songs about racing big V8s, working on the farm, and general Murican mythology. But I must say that this album is a landmark achievement in American Rock. Wiki tells me that he spent over 14 months in the studio recording this album, and over 6 months on the song Born To Run alone! Well he certainly got his "wall of sound" effect with standout performances by Roy Bittan on piano and Clarence Clemons on Sax. Bruce's gruff voice is in itself another instrument able to convey tremendous passion and emotion. There are many really solid songs on this album, but the highlight for me is Jungle Land with multiple tempo and mood changes. But his mic drop moment comes at the 8:38 mark when the piano builds to an incredible crescendo and he howls with incredible passion.... and that's why they call him The Boss. This could have been a 5 star album but it falters a bit with Night and She's the one, so there's a minor deduction for that.
Bruce's breakthrough masterpiece. This is my 5th or 6th time hearing it, and it still hasn't clicked for me, so expect a re-review in the future. The lyrics are the main highlight for me. Reflecting the American dream, very optimistic as the narrator makes telling stories about leaving his past behind for a better future, and the relationships he makes along the way. Whether that be his lover, a gay best friend, or his star sax player (who is cut from the cover). Springsteen's delivery is dramatic, sometimes Wagnerian, and his words poetic, often mesmerizing. Fills the audience with motivation and hope. I didn't find the music to be very engaging (beyond "Born to Run" and "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out"), but I did find it all to be rich and full of substance, well-produced with all the instruments and vocals balanced well. There's never a second missed of action. I hear stories of other people completely mesmerized at various points, like the extended sax solo in "Jungle Land." I'm not in love with it as most people, but it is incredibly impressive and full of heart. I'm hoping I'll grow to appreciate the others songs as much as I love "Born to Run." I'll be coming back to this album frequently. Highlights: Thunder Road, Backstreets, Born to Run, Jungle Land
Bruuuu(r)ce. Wat ben je goed
pretty good album, I wouldn’t call myself a Springsteen fan but this was a really nice listen 8/10
Took me by surprise how much I enjoyed it.
I grew up in an extended family that worshipped the ground Bruce walked on so I’m a bit biased. That being said, for me Bruce is a rock star. Not necessarily the most talented vocalist in the land but he sings with his heart, and his band is outstanding. Born to Run is of course a classic, but I also loved Tenth Avenue Freeze Out and Thunder road, of course.
Good album. Great guitar and i really enjoyed the bass playing in this one. The title track was the only huge banger on this one.
OK, I maybe get the idea now. If I was born in the late 50s in New Jersey and had just bought my first car and was going to take my best girl to the prom, this would all be very rousing. But I don’t drive, I’m from Northern England, I don’t have a porch or a screen door so a lot of this ‘poetry’ comes off as a bit silly to me. Still got a couple of very good songs on there though.
Sounds even more like The Killers than I would have thought, clearly one they spent a long time studying. Thunder Road, jungleland, and the title track were the best songs, but it probably works best as a whole piece. I'm sure it won't be the only album from the boss on this list
Another album I'm ad I finally listened to. I'm ashamed to say I don't know much about Springsteen aside from his singles. This album was a bit of an eye-opener. Thunder Road, Backstreets and Jungleland are absolutely amazing. This is 40 minutes of rock classic.
Anthemic, triumphant and heartfelt. As overblown as this album gets at times, I can't help but feel bruce's enthusiasm and charisma in his performances
3.7 - great album, with doings like the title track and “Tenth Avenue Freeze Out” you can’t and don’t want to get out of your head, along with epics like “Jungleland”. It’s big, bold, soulful rock ‘n roll - bordering on a gluttony of it, which is the biggest thing that keeps me from resting it higher.
gloriously, madly in love with the joy and elevation of classic 60s pop and 50s rock & roll, self-mythologising to the highest degree, every ounce of drama squeezed out, everyone racing through the streets till dawn, gazing at girls on porches, and busting out of here
I'm much more into the Nebraska style of Bruce, but you can't deny the electricity the flows through this album. That title track!
Quite a few bangers, had a really good time with this!
Who doesn't love the boss?
wouldn't say that i particularly enjoyed it. good style tho.
He really does know how to evoke that sense of desperation in lower/middle class America. He's got his sound and doesn't vary a lot but this is still a great record
Odlično odlično!!!! Guštala san. Ocjena manje jer mi neke pisme nisu uopće bile napete, ali ove ostale 🔥
neke pisme mi nisu baš nešto, ali san baš kroz cili album posebno guštala u klaviru! oduševio me!!
My Mom loves The Boss so I gotta respect it. Classic all American album with GOATed saxophone
This album makes you feel free. Good example of how the front man is nothing without a good band around him. Favorite songs - Meeting Across the River, Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
Bruce used to get "new Dylan" comparisons but I don't think Dylan was ever capable of this sort of grand romanticism. He also used to get doubters and cynics questioning him thanks to the record company overhyping him at the time (which he abhorred), but I think any doubts about whether or not he was for real should've been blown away by a cursory listen to the album; whatever you think of it, he *meant* this stuff. Maybe a bit too self-conscious in being big and widescreen, and "Jungleland" at the end does frankly get out of hand and overcooked, but on the whole hard to beat as an example of this sort of thing...
Verry cool. To me a very American uplifting almost epic sound.
Bruce is a referent. Sometime he has been in Barcelona and with great concerts.
Early Heartland Rock. Nice to listen to once, but I wouldn't neccessarily listen to most of these songs again, the exception being Born to Run, which is the only real Showstopper here. 3.5/5
Gotta hand it to the boss for being cool. This is a fun album but it does seem a bit long even at 40min, just cause every song is almost identical. It's a good song though. 3/5.
Har aldrig lyssnat på hela albumet men gillade det ändå. inget klockrent men väl en trea. Han skriker lite för mycket ibland för att det ska rimma med musiken i övrigt, t.ex i Backstreets.
Compared to the last Bruce Springsteen album I listened to, this one was much less notable. I like the title track, but other than that the songs just sort of faded into the background. Also, boy that last song drags on for a while 3/5
It was alright. I prefer Bruce’s “Born in the USA” album myself.
Bättre än jag väntade mig! Har aldrig riktigt vågat lyssna på Springsteen innan då jag mest associerar honom till Mona Sahlin och som USAs Håkan Hellström. Men, jag hade fel! Bästa: Thunder road, Born to run, Night, Backstreets & Jungleland <- speciellt partierna i mitten och mot slutet med saxofonsolot och den lugna pianosektionen i slutet! /lillebror
No nyt on sellaista Brucea jota odotin jo aiemmalla levyllä. Isoa Amerikan meininkiä, joka välillä potkii paremmin ja välillä huonommin. Vaikken ihan genren tai Brucen äänen suurin ystävä olekaan, niin onhan tässä jotain hyvin viihdyttävää. Heti levyn avaava Thunder Road varastaa mielenkiinnon tarttuvalla pianomelodialla. Lopulta kaksi levyn helmeä olikin ensimmäinen ja viimeinen kappale. Moni biisi jäi vähän tasapaksuksi. Tosin tarkkaavaisemmalla kuuntelulla näistäkin voisi saada hieman enemmän irti. Kolmosen ja nelosen välimaastossa keikutaan, mutta tällä kertaa alaspäin pyöristyen.
Ja nice maar 🤷🏽♂️
Not as consistently good as The Rising, although it has perhaps my favorite Springsteen song, Born to Run.
Such a pump up album, gets you in the mood to go out and have a beer.
I get why people like it, but not my jam
Definitely a classic album, but not really my thing
Kinda sounded like tiny dancer x8. Liked it though.
Okaish bruce, nicht mein Ding
Something very recognizable, but anything special. I don't know if this album has something special for their time, but nowadays it's just fine.
I mean.. I get it? I liked each song, but as an entire project it was very exhausting to listen to. Was about to be a 2, but Meeting Across the River alone bumped it up a notch for me.
Albumik ktory ma jeden z najlepszych opening songow jakie slyszalem, czyli thunder road i jego slynne zakonczenie its a town full of losers and im pulling out of here to win, byl to pierwszy albumik ktory osiagnal sukces komercjalny w dorobku Springsteena, wiec otwarcie takim trakiem to prawdziwy chad move, tak jak caly albumik jest takim chad movem i skokiem na stworzenie czegos co bedzie sie podobac sluchaczowi i sie udalo w 38 minutach materialu zlozyc 8 kawalkow, ktore mocno trzymaly listy przebojowe, mimo ze z nazwy jest to solowy material Springsteena, to jak w poprzednich i tez nastenych albumikach towarzyszyla mu e street band, czyli jego instrumentalne zaplecze, bo samemu szarpie on tylko za gitarki, a poza nimi to murzynska saksa Pana Clemonsa jest jednym z najbardziej rozpoznawalnych elementow albumiku, sluchajac albumiku czuc nie tylko zgranie muzykalne, ale dopracowanie pod wzgledem technicznym plyty, tematycznie albumik porusza motywy najlepiej sprzedajne, czyli milosci romanse i szybkie samochody, caly ten jazz, no i jest 9 minutowy kawalek jungleland, czyli opowiesci z miasta ludzi biednych i mniej biednych jak sobie zyja i czemu im dobrze biednie, samo zycie, song dluzszy niz standardowe radiowe grania, wiec fajne solowki gitarnikowe i wstawki klawiszowe sie pojawiaja, na plejaka dorzucam born to run, bo thunder roada juz mialem
Sounded like Meatloaf. Not as good.
This was fun! The lyrics were way less repetitive and the rhythm was more solid throughout.
Not my thing generally...Liked Backstreets. Cool piano. Brass in the middle of Jungleland is awesome.
Listenable but I am not a Springsteen fan and this hasn’t changed my opinion. ***
Production: 11/20 Songwriting: 13/20 Innovation: 8/20 Bangers: 10/20 Emotional response: 12/20 =54 Not bad Bruce. Everyone should watch the film Thunder Road.
Not too bad
Not the worst album but I will not listen to again. Tenth Avenue is a good song.
I like the song Born To Run (partially just because it's the only one I kinda knew already), but I'm honestly not a huge fan of Springsteen's voice for some reason. I also like Meeting Across the River.
Ha estado bien, se me ha hecho un poco bola escucharlo pero bueno. No me ha parecido demasiado original pero igual es porque estoy acostumbrado a este tipo de música.
In conclusione: Mi trovo di nuovo in difficoltà. Springsteen è un altro che aspettavo al varco. Questo album secondo me ha molto pregi: suona molto avanti coi tempi per essere dell'75, sia nella produzione (ci stanno proprio delle batterie che sembrano addirittura mezze Thrash Metal anni 80-90) sia nell'arrangiamento. L'arrangiamento è molto interessante, ogni pezzo ha una sua caratterizzazione, poi per quanto odioso l'uso del sax alto in questo tipo di musica non so quanto fosse diffuso. Il disco dura comunque 40 minuti con un pezzo che dura pure 9 minuti ma non mi sono pesati. Come al solito però ho dei problemi ma fatico a metterli a fuoco. Penso che il problema sia forse che Springsteen non è un cantante versatile quanto è versatile come songwriter. Si sente che i pezzi vorrebbero andare da un'altra parte, ma la voce, il modo di interpretare e i suoi registri, li trattiene in questo mood generale che è più o meno sempre lo stesso. Non si può dire che i pezzi suonino tutti uguali ma le emozioni so un po' le stesse. Per me è un 3.5 ma non mi sento di promuoverlo a 4 perché comunque non incontra troppo i miei gusti e non credo che me lo risentirei.
I’m definitely more a fan of the 80s Springsteen sound but this was a solid listen. “Born To Run” is a classic and I enjoyed discovering “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out” as well.
Classic. Baby I was born to rruuuuun!
Some killer but quite a lot of filler.
Lo definirei come "un album carino". Molti brani potrebbero essere stati scritti nel nostro periodo storico. La stessa Born To Run potrebbe benissimo essere una canzone degli Arcade Fire. Ero partito con un po' di pregiudizio ma devo dire che nel complesso non è stato poi tanto male.
Born to Run single has a bursting presence, the rest I can take or leave.
It was nice enough, but there were no real stand-out songs. Best song for me was probably Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out.
It was all right, no highlights, but also no particular tracks I disliked
Much better than 'USA' - this is a big, bold album bursting with life. While the tracks aren't mindblowing (save for the absolute screamer of a title track), they bubble with a life and individuality that makes the LP a fun listen.
-I mean, "Born To Run" was cool...
Om nou te zeggen: 'wat een revelatie deze plaat', nee. Het nummer 'born to run' vind ik ook altijd een beetje overschat.
Bruce is ok, maar er zijn maar weinig van zijn albums die ik in zijn geheel echt goed vind. Hier staan een paar erg goede nummers op, maar ook dingen die meer van hetzelfde zijn.
Geen groot fan, maar dit vind ik wel een goed album.
I haven’t given this a listen in a while and this was a good opportunity to do so. Love side A, side B kinda drags for me. Honestly I don’t like this as much as Darkness on the Edge of Town.
Nothing against Springsteen, but I can never get into him in any capacity. I like the American myth subject matter, but it all sounds too produced and loses any way for me to relate to it. I see why others like it, but for me it's just there.
I don't really like Bruce Springsteen. I don't really like this album.
Give it 3 cos its Springsteen....not a big fan...formulaic
Rock die wel leuk is maar ook algemeen
It's good. Titular track is better than others but not by a lot. Overall very consistent in quality.
More of a ballad than I realized. The album is and is not the sound I expect out of Bruce Springsteen. It was an interesting listen, but don't know that I would seek it out again. 3/5 (Enjoyable, but no second listen for me)
Was ok. I like Born to Run because I'd heard it before.
Decent enough, wouldnt listen to again, talking heads psycho killer came on after and its better than the entire album
Decent. Didn’t dislike any songs.
Gritty blue collar rock with saxes and a 50s diner vibe.
Not too bad. I’ve heard his hits but never listened to this album before
I don't get the Springsteen love. This wasn't very good.
Bruce is Bruce
Better than Born in the USA but goddamn Bruce is so boring and literally every one of his songs is in the same key with the same tempo and it’s just the same
The most redeeming thing about Bruce is how easy he made it for people to do funny impressions of him. While I made it through this one easier than the last, my guy just isn’t anything more than okay to me
Dann fang ich heute an 3.12.21 mal an… moool horche… War schon mal ok
Born to run herättää aina tunteita, kun on vielä FC Mojon anthemeita rockfutiksessa, mut muilta osin levy jäi vähän pliisuks. Kuitenkin laatua löytyy
Ei tarjonnut ihmeitä. Oikeastaan ko. herralta joku best of saattaisi olla sellainen jonka voisin itse valita soimaan. Muuten herran levyt on sellaisia, että voin tarvittaessa kuunnella seurassa.
Some special songs yet a couple that need to grow on me.
ja gewoon rustig fan van jungleland
Still not a huge Bruce Springsteen fan. I recognized several of the songs. It is just an alright album.
It’s ok, but not half as special as Born in the USA.
Pretty solid. 3.5/5
This is exactly the kind of album where I can 100% appreciate its greatness without it being my style of music, really. A lot of inspirational-sounding songs that are cheesy but not in a bad way. Great backup instrumentalists, there’s some technical proficiency that I appreciate. Also this guy enjoys the saxophone a lot haha.
I've always been a bit confused as to why Americans hold Bruce Springsteen in such high regard. I don't hear anything particularly innovative, different, or special
I liked the writing on Nebraska better. His vocal style is something I’ve heard parodied quite a bit, and much of this sounds like a parody of itself.
It's an album that I knew I had to listen to at some point. It's well made, it's good songs, I just don't find myself tapping my foot to the entire thing.
The instrumentation was great on every song. The vocals aren't always the most exciting but all in all I still enjoyed it.
Classic Americana rock album, not my personal taste but still enjoyed.
you can run, you'll just die tired
Classic rock, iconic voice. Born to Run is of course a belter, but the album as a whole? Not really my bag
Разноплановый рок-ен-рольный альбом. Эмоциональный. Местами рождественский
you can run, you'll just die tired
It’s good, but the track Jungleland wow a masterpiece. Everything else is ok.
Kinda meh, really like jingely. He's got a rusty voice with nails and velvet. I liked the guitar effects on born to run. The others man, nah. I won't listen to them again. It was like the challenges of the common man in a weird musical. Just not my thang know what I mean. Anyway imma go see Batman today.
Why would you care what I have to say about this album. The only reason I do this is to stroke my own ego. In my feeble imagination, I guess I'm thinking that I'm some kind of rock critic whose opinion matters to you on what you should or should not listen to. Either you like the albums featured here or you don't. My opinion means nothing. Besides I like "Darkness On The Edge Of Town" better
I like some Bruce Springsteen from time to time, but could never get into this one. Plus I couldn't find my tape, so I'm not happy.
Just not a fan of Bruce. Voice is dull, lyrics are meh. I don't relate.
Springsteen-rock, dramatisk, fortællende
3.5/5. Not nostalgic for me, but could see how people would give this a 5.
he's good, we know, I don't like musical arrangements
Standard Bruce Springsteen in my opinion. Always a couple of good tracks, some not, the rest just average.
This is my fourth Springsteen album through the project, and it didn't really grab me. Both "Nebraska" and "Born in the USA" were more engaging. Fave track - "Meeting Across the River", maybe, for that noir cinematic saxophone...
4 for the album, minus 1 for the sax. Seriously, who thought it was a good idea to play that solo in the middle of the title track?
You know when a singer is super famous but you only know 1 song off the album - yeah there’s a teason
It is Bruce Springsteen. Don't know.
Solid, and I like the piano in this album - but Bruce isn't for me
"The Boss" just doesn't resonate with me. The hits are ok. Some great saxophone saves it a bit. I get strong boomer vibes.
I played this 4 times really wanting it to click but apart from the title track which i'd always liked the rest just doesn't reach me emotionally. I know it would really irritate any fans but it just reminds me of Bat out of Hell which was around the same time and I think that really has the depth this lacks. The music is well produced and slick but it seems.......well bland. I can't believe I've said that. Maybe just one more listen? Surely I'mm missing something somewhere.......
no thanks x
I don't buy Bruce as a significant figure in American mythology. It's all so manufactured and engineered to appear authentic. He thinks he's Dylan, but he's not, and I suppose I should applaud the effort, but it's just so damn hard to look past the affected growl and the unbearable saxophones - not to mention the faux-intellectual lyrics. I didn't hate this as much as I thought I would, but I didn't like it, either. He was dad rock when we were kids, so I'm pretty sure that makes him grandpa rock now. Best track: Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
I can't get into Springsteen album. Liked a couple of songs 2/5.
Not a big Bruce fan
Kannte ich bis auf den Titelsong nicht - und habe dabei auch nicht wirklich was verpasst. Recht langweilig und gewöhnlich, teilweise nachgerade öde. Der Titelsong ist im übrigen auch noch schlecht gealtert. Brauchte diese Liste wirklich eine 2. Springsteen-Platte? 2
Ei oikein puhuttele mua, jää vähän taustamusaksi
The music is fine, but sweet Jesus he has an annoying voice. It’s like Bob Dylan went through a food processor.
Fände schön, wenn mich das musikalisch mehr berühren würde (wegen allgemeiner Sympathie, Ethos, etc.) - tut es aber nicht. Mir ist das zu viel gepresstes Pathos, zu pastös aufgetragen und ständig kommt mir der Gedanke dass ich Billy Joel ja doch besser finde. 2,5 Punkte musikalisch, und leider auch nicht kaufmännisch gerundet.
Oh they're rated!
Pure boomer tunes, wasn't a fan
I liked it okay
Bruce mi sta simpatico mi sembra uno che alla fine fa il musicista come potrebbe fare qualsiasi altra cosa nella vita. Questo disco però è tosto nella sua bruttezza, sia con le scelte di arrangiamento, con questi glockenspiel che entrano ogni 3x2 ed il sax che arriva quando meno te lo aspetti, che nella composizione che è mi è arrivata come molto elementare. "Born to run" alla fine è il miglior pezzo.
As much as I would like to love this album, I can't. Other than the title track and Tenth Avenue Freeze Out, the rest of the album pretty much sounds like the same boring song broken into different tracks.
okay? i don’t rly like bruce springsteen but the radio hits were okay
Ennuyant et aucun spice le rock le plus vanilla possible
I'll be honest. I think all Bruce Springsteen songs sound exactly the same. This album was no different for me.
38. Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen 8 tracks. I was quite looking forward to this but it was a real let-down. Doesn't compare favourably at all to Born in the USA. Bang average is how I would describe it. 2/5
Big instrumentals which can be annoying at times. His vocals are questionable at times as well. I could not get into the album at all.
White dad music. Good noise to have on if you were working on your car in the garage. Sounds like modern Killers. Not for me…
I am not a fan of Bruce Springsteen, and I don't understand the appeal. There are some moments of good songwriting on here, but the arrangements are so incredibly hokey. This album is drenched with just the cheesiest saxophone... in fact, I'd argue that this album is probably responsible for the saturation of cheesy sax that would happen in the 80s. This is a huge step up from the Rod Stewart albums this dumb list has generated for me, but it's the same genre of bad.
I'm not supposed to be bored by Springsteen. I am. I'm supposed to like this guy. I don't. Generic rock that I can't remember two minutes after it's over. The title track, "Born to Run", sounds like theme song to an 80s TV show reboot of "Grease". Truly terrible stuff. Whenever I'm constipated, I do my best Springsteen imitation, and it clears my bowels right away.
Maybe I'm a heretic but eh. Just not my jam
Not my favorite.
I wasn't expecting innovation, but didn't think it would be this uninteresting. Fortunately, doing the hoovering provided a welcome distraction from the repetitive task of listening to this album. 2/5.
Very weak album of this legend
I know this resonates for a lot of people, but doesn't for me. I understand that it is meaningful and moving etc, but it leaves me a little cold. I think it is, for me, a bit overworked. Too successful in its emulation of Phil Spector, but it can hear how hard they worked at it (and they did work hard),. I need a bit more. I listened through, but, honestly, it washes over me every time and I am unmoved.
I'm sorry but Bruce just sounds like someone's dad singing karaoke, and trying really hard, in front of a pretty good band
I like the music but am having a strong aversion to Bruce Springsteen's voice. He sounds like an old man who used to be a good singer but no longer has the range he used to...and this is during his prime! I've never really listened to "the boss" outside of the ones you hear on the radio over and over and I was shocked how unimpressed I was by his singing
It's alright, but extremely overrated.
He has a few good songs that evoke some real nostalgia, but overall it isn't for me.
did not like listening to this at all
Escuché las primeras 6 canciones. Ninguna me llamó la atención, me parecieron muy comunes e iguales entre sí. Además, tampoco me gustó la forma de cantar (más bien la dicción) de Springsteen. No volvería a escucharlo.
Didn’t love it, didn’t hate it
Meh, nothing special for me.
04/06/2022 I gave it a shot, but I still don't get the acclaim. He sounds... bad.
Best Song: Born to Run. A classic, surely, but I wonder if the instrumentals are doing more of the work here than Springsteen. Worst Song: Night. I guess never realized that this is how Springsteen's voice sounds. Like he's shouting through a mouthful of peanut butter. Overall: Kinda tough to tell why this album is considered a bit deal.
Never been a big fan of the boss. I appreciate his talent but his music is not for me
Not my came
Pas tr ès bien, un peu fouilli les instruments
Ach nee, das alles klingt breiig
Its OK Not Bad Solidly Average for me
Couple iconic tracks, Springsteen has never really been my thing. Something about his production / style just annoys me.