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Darkness on the Edge of Town

Bruce Springsteen

1978

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Darkness on the Edge of Town

Rating

3.33

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A mediocre selection of working-class mumbles periodically broken up by unimpressive guitar solos and unnecessary saxophone solos.

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5

I had some familiarity with this album already, but gave it a thorough listen (ok several) and really liked it. Darker than his previous albums, but so good. Adam Raised a Cain and Racing in the Streets are two that I hadn’t paid attention to that I especially liked in addition to the already known singles such as Prove it all Night, Badlands and Darkness. 5

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5

Where's the option for 7 stars?

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4

70s Springsteen is best Springsteen

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3

Good music but I can really only handle Bruce's voice in small doses.

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If the music was accompanied by someone who can sing, the album would actually be really good.

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Whenever I get asked what is something most people love and you don’t I say Bruce Springsteen. I’m tired of having to say this, please randomly give us something else

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5

Excellent, epic and emotional. Better than Born to Run for me and my first 5* review. There's just something about The Boss that just taps into the working man mindset. Melancholy at times, hopeful and uplifting at others, he just gets what it is to be alive.

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5

The album picks up from where Born to Run left off with the rousing 'Badlands', but listen closer and you will notice that Bruce's lyrics crackle with biblical imagery and religious fervour, this is repeated throughout on the likes of 'Adam raised a Cain' , 'Promised Land' and 'Darkness on the Edge of Town' . Has the Boss found God? Where Dylan was just entering his Fire and Brimstone phase with Slow Train Coming, which acts as a rallying cry for pious action in the material world (and turned off a large proportion of his Liberal base), Springsteen's spiritual focus is an introspective and personal crusade for self actualisation; the song becomes the sacrament, and what magnificent songs. It was also around this time when Van Morrison accused Springsteen (amongst others) of ripping him off and you can certainly hear his influence in the slower piano led numbers like 'Racing in the Street' and 'Something in the Night' which are meditative, hypnotic and transcendent. I told you he had found God.

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5

15th June 2021 Have this on vinyl so cracked it out in the morning while working on civil service live. Nothing to say. 10 out of 5.

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5

Controversial opinion. This is his best work. His best, angriest and most solid batch of songs put together in the perfect order. I don't think hes ever topped this. It’s darker than what came before it and a reminder that life will beat the shit out of you and leave you broken. A story as old as time and no one tells it better than Bruce. 5/5

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5

Raw and gritty. This album produced Bruce's best work, because he was locked in a legal battle for ownership of his work and he couldn't put out any new music until it was settled. This meant he worked. And worked…and worked. This album has my favorite Bruce song - Something in the Night, it's such a beautiful song. Add to it Candy's Room and Racing in the Street as some of the lesser known songs to the biggies like Badlands, The Promised Land, Prove it All Night and Darkness make this a full five-star album.

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4

How many times have the Killers listened to this album weeping enviously

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4

This was better than I expected. Varied melodies and tempos plus good lyrics make it easy to listen. Some nice songs I hadn't heard before.

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4

30 seconds in and I already loooove it!

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Je vais vous raconter dans ce review l'histoire saugrenue derrière la couverture de cet album. Tout d'abord, il est bon de replacer le contexte, et de rappeler que cet album a été enregistré AVANT l'épisode de la guitare. A cette époque, Bruce n'avait donc pas encore engagé sa tentative de reconversion, et jouissait d'une beaufitude des plus totales. Nous sommes le 12 mars 1978, quand Bruce a rendez-vous avec un photographe réputé, professionnel de la couverture d'album. Ce dernier demande à Bruce de poser devant une fenêtre, volets fermés, afin d'accentuer le noir de la veste portée par Bruce. Il conseille également à Bruce de prendre un regard sérieux, presque séducteur, afin d'ajouter à la gravitude du cliché. Au moment où le doigt du photographe rentre en contact avec la détente de l'appareil photo, l'impensable se produit: Bruce dégrafe son pentalon, laissant apparaître son appareil génital. "Mais qu'est ce que tu fais Bruce ?!" s'exclama le photographe, stupéfait. "Bah c'est mes boules, mes grosses couillasses" rétorqua Bruce, avant de partir dans un rire gras. Le photographe étant choqué, et le cliché malgré tout plutôt réussi, il fut décider de rogner la photo, afin de ne laisser apercevoir que le haut du corps de Bruce en guise de couverture d'album.

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Il est absolument IMPOSSIBLE d'écouter cet album sans avoir un minimum de contexte en main. On est en 1978, soit quatre ans avant l'épisode de la guitare qui va bouleverser la vie de Springsteen. Il enregistre à cette époque Darkness on the Edge of Town dans le but d'expliquer comment il va s'y prendre pour construire son prochain album, Nebraska, qu'il compte sortir en 1982. La stratégie qu'il développe en chanson est la suivante : se faire pousser une coupe mulet pendant quatre ans pour être fin prêt lors des séances studio. Il ne sait pas encore que cette décision sera le point de départ d'un immense traumatisme. Une fois Darkness enregistré, il décide d'organiser une séance photo et fait venir un professionnel. Ce dernier lui demande de s'adosser au mur et d'ouvrir son blouson noir. Bruce est très aimable et courtois, mais vous allez voir que ça ne va pas durer bien longtemps. Le photographe lui annonce qu'il va bientôt appuyer sur le bouton de son appareil quand soudain, au moment de prendre le cliché, un « zwip » se fait entendre. « Qu'est-ce que c'est ? » demande alors le photographe avant d'apercevoir le sexe de Springsteen sortir de sa braguette. « Tu reconnais pas le petit Jésus, ma couillasse ? » répond le chanteur en agitant son bazar. Horrifié, son interlocuteur quittera la séance sans attendre. Bruce Springsteen sélectionnera tout de même la photo en question pour en faire la couverture de l'album mais son équipe et lui-même prendront soin de rendre invisible la partie de l'image située en dessous de la ceinture.

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5

Might not even be in my top 5 Bruce albums, but still a 5 star album easily.

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5

Brilliant. Not a huge Springsteen fan but this (and Nebraska) are wonderful.

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5

The Boss gets miserable. BT: Adam Raised a Cain, Racing in the Streets, Darkness on the Edge of Town

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5

Het is Bruce Springsteen, dus automatisch vijf sterren.

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5

Favourite Song: The Promised Land

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5

This miiiight be my favorite Bruce album. Its a monster.

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5

This is incredible stuff, should listen to this again.

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5

One of my favorite Springsteen albums, and I have a lot of favorite Springsteen albums. It's edgier and grittier than "Born to Run", but without the bleakness of "Nebraska". Absolutely essential listening, IMO

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5

Here we go! The good songs are so good that even the mediocre songs ("Adam Raised a Cain" & "Prove It All Night") can't pull this down from 5-star territory.

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5

Not my favorite of his, but seminal

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5

who is this dude? the title is so pretentious. bestie this is pop lol racing in the street is a good song! nice job

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5

The Boss's magnum opus.

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5

They don’t call him the boss for nothing

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5

Badlands, Darkness on the edge of town, etc. Bruce is the boss

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5

Classic Boss here, Opening with Badlands! can't complain about that can you. The E-Street gang at their best, not yet at their peak for sure but when was that peak? Think Bruce is still peaking. The late Clarence Clemons, as usual, supreme in his supporting Sax role on so many of the Tracks and Roy Bittan on Piano and "Little" Steven Van Zandt both on Guitar and Assisting Production. Badlands and The Promise stand out tracks for me.

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5

46. Darkness on the Edge of Town - Bruce Springsteen 10 tracks. This is everything I hoped Born to Run would be, (& wasn't). It's fantastic & even better because so many of the tracks were new to me. Have listened to it about 5 times since the 1st listen & will do again 5/5

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5

Excellent!

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5

One of the best albums ever! Bruce may have the best collection of opening/closing album songs of any artist. 8.64 out of 10

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One of my favorites of his. And one of the few albums in this list that I already owned.

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5

Facilement le meilleur album du Boss. Prefs: Badlands, Adam Raised a Cain, Candy's Room, Racing in the Street, The Promised Land, Factory, Darkness on the Edge of Town Moins pref: NADA

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5

Sometimes when I hear an album for the first time, I'll absolutely love it. Sometimes I'll absolutely hate it. But it's really rare that I'll feel "comfortable" with it from the word go. I think by about halfway into the first song here, it felt like I was catching up with an old mate. I've never heard this album before, I don't even think I've heard any of the songs from it. But it legit felt like I've heard it countless times. There's something really cool about that. Can't give it any less than full marks. 5/5.

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5

Thanks for introducing me to Bruce Springsteen

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5

This album was great. I do admit there is still a few songs that still need to grow on me, but whoa. Racing In The Street has to be my favourite track on here. It's simply beautiful.

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5

Superclassic album, every song is a classic -this kind of album shows that a scale from 1 to 10 stars might have been more appropriate than 1 to 5.

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5

Amazing!!

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5

Um dos primeiros álbuns de Bruce. Confesso que conheço pouco de sua obra, mas lendo um resumo breve, vi o quanto é gigante. O álbum é envolvente demais e cada canção traz uma sensação diferente. A letras então nem se fala.

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5

JES! Tää on kyl parhaita levyjä jota vittu tiedän! Ei vaan bossin tuotannosta vaan ylipäätään. Ai saakeli POMO! Eihän tää nyt oo välttämättä suurta ja mullistavaa taidetta mutta mulle tää iskee ku naula päähän. Tää levy on must ehkä jopa kovempi kun yleisesti ylistetty born to run! Jotenki tää on vähän herkempi antamatta yhtään armoo siinä kuinka käsittämätön rock tää on. En kyl tiiä mikä siinä on että New Jerseyn työväenluokan ongelmat seiskytluvun lopulla on niin lähellä mun sydäntä, mut olkoon. Aaaah! Loistava levy. Hyllys älppäri ja kassu ofc. Lempi biisejä Adam raised a cain huikeine kitaroineen, Candys room teinimäisyyksineen ja valtavan iso ja hieno bangeri Prove it all night. Ehkä hienoimpana kuitenkin Racing in the streets! Jos joku miinus pitää kertoo, niin täs on ehkä löysin kansi ikinä suhteessa siihen kuinka hieno levy tää on. 5/5

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5

One of the best Springsteen albums.

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5

This album has no flaws - starting with Badlands - peaking in beauty with Racing in the Streets and Promised Land and ending with an absolute banger of a title track - phew - one of the three flawless Springsteen albums. Might be hard for first time Springsteen listeners and he is generally a ‘grower’ artist but if you’ve warmed up to him this album is a treat.

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5

One of my top 5 albums of all time for sure. Often overlooked by casuals for Born to Run and Born in the USA. It's such a gut wrenching tale of living in a shit town and wanting to break free from that monotony, and yeah yeah it's about being in the US but I think it can be applied to people the world over in so many situations. These lyrics, I mean coooooome on: "I've done my best to live the right way I get up every morning and go to work each day But your eyes go blind and your blood runs cold Sometimes I feel so weak I just want to explode Explode and tear this whole town apart Take a knife and cut this pain from my heart Find somebody itching for something to start" That's top quality. Prove It All Night is more of a crowd pleasing banger but the live versions are incredible. Then you've got Racing in the Street, such a good song about being bored with your life and just going racing in the street just to give your life some pazzazz. Eugh it's excellent.

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5

This is a classic of tone and one can make a case it’s his best written album overall; it is to Born to Run as Nebraska is to Born in the USA.

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5

I think this is my favourite Springsteen album. I watched a documentary on the making of it, which took a long time due to legal issues, and he had composed and demoed 70+ songs for the LP, finally selecting the best 10. The structure is similar to Born to Run. You have your anthems like Badlands and Promised Land in place of Thunder Road and Jungle Land. Adam Raised the Cain is the perfect song to replace Tenth Avenue Freezeout as the 2nd track. There’s a great deal of diversity, yet it hangs together well, and of course it's the perfect sketch of blue collar America in the 70s. I found his songs became a bit more formula on future albums.

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. . . it ain't no sin to be glad you're alive I wanna find one face that ain't looking through me I wanna find one place I wanna spit in the face of these BADLANDS Is anything else needed to get to a 5?

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4 stars

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4

While it does have some filler, the amazing songs here more than make up for it. Streets of Fire might be my favorite Springsteen Song (that ive heard so far at least). Closer to a 3.6 or 3.7

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3.5/5, probably sounds best after a long day at work, a lot of working class, cog in the machine themes. Standout Tracks: Adam Raised a Cain, Racing in the Street, Darkness on the Edge of Town.

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4

Fedt rock album. En lille ukendt perle. Synger lidt specielt og lyder bolte gange som meat Loaf 😁 Men fest album. Et genlyt værd

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4

On the slower more soulful side of Bruce

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4

This is another album that I don't have much to say about. It's solid all the way through. There weren't any songs that particularly stood out to me, but it didn't fade into the background while I was listening to it either. I really dig his style 4/5

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4

Very good thank you brucey

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4

Nice nice nice

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4

I’m so uneducated on Springsteen so this was a welcome “pull”; some good stuff in here, his writing is so mature. He was a couple years younger than me when he made this one, and it was his 4th!

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4

Very ethereal, not what I was expecting, made the last hour of work enjoyable. And it just went into another full Tangerine Dream Album without me noticing.

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4

Some great tracks a cool 'American' album that is solid from start to finish.

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4

Nice album to listen to. I like music from Bruce Springsteen.

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4

I don’t love his voice, but I don’t mind it either. It’s definitely pretty classic, and not as hard as some stuff, so I liked it pretty well.

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4

Excellent tunes as always, and some of his best as well. "Adam Raised a Cain" still kicks.

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4

There are some all time greats, The Promised Land and Racing in the Streets. It's really close to a 5, but I don't think it quite to that level for me.

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4

Todo un clasicazo. Letras profundas y todo con el sello inconfundible de Springsteen

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4

Very good this, I only knew 1 song before. Darker than Born in the USA and he has wisely toned down the sax

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4

It was basically what I expected a Bruce Springsteen Album to be. There is definitely a vibe to Springsteen songs that is different from any other artist’s music and I thought overall this album was pretty good. I love Clarence Clemons’s solos as always! That being said some of the songs do get kind of repetitive and somewhat boring. Favorite songs: Badlands, Racing in the Street, The Promised Land, Prove it all Night. Least favorite songs: Candy’s Room, Streets of Fire. Strong 7/10

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4

heerlijk, niet mijn favoriete Bruce maar zeker fijn.

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4

Good album. Some classics on there.

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4

Ruwere, iets hardere rocknummers afgewisseld met wat tragere, iets meer pop-achtige nummers. Ik kende nog geen enkel nummer van dit album maar kon het wel smaken

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4

I’m an extremely late bloomer when it comes to ‘The Boss’, but I am very grateful for eventually getting there. He marketed himself extremely well to myself when I watched and listened to his latest offering ‘Western Stars’. An album I have now listened to over and over again. There is a real heritage of this album in that album and that makes this one an instant hit with me. There is an emotive tone to his voice I find hard to describe...yet I doubt I need to. To any Bruce Springsteen fan, they’ve known it for decades and now I do too. The tracks here stir the same emotions I’ve felt from my limited Boss exposure and the voice has hardly changed at all. The best thing about this album and it’s lyrics is they can all tell your very own story if you let them. They are not one dimensional but familiar enough to make you feel as though they were written just for you. Pour yourself a bourbon neat enjoy! 4 Stars!

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4

Again I like this type od music from 70s, 80s. Bruce has a nice voice, songs are different from each other. Probably better than most of 4 ratings here.

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4

As great as this is, it doesn't quite hit the heights of it's predecessor (Born to Run) due to a few too many tracks that only hit the above-average mark (Something in the Night, Racing in the Street, Factory). Badlands, Adam Raised a Cain, The Promised Land and the title track are some of Bruce's very best though so it's only a fraction away from hitting full marks. Best track: The Promised Land

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4

Very good album!

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4

Kind of liked this actually. Not usually a huge Bruce fan

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4

Great album. A little more mellow and slower than previous albums.

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4

Solid album. Admittedly, I am not to familiar with most of Springsteen’s work. This album was full of great storytelling

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4

This fourth album from Springsteen is gritty and melancholy. A few tunes are more up beat like Candy's Room. Yet a tune called Racing In the Street which sounds like it would be up tempo is as melancholy as any. The band is tight, this is the classic E Street Band line-up; Steve Van Zandt on guitar well before he got into acting on The Sopranos; Max Weinberg on drums before he became Conan O'Brien's band leader for 17 years, and Clarence Clemons on sax who is only featured a few times here. The album stands the test of time which many from 1978 don't during an era of music defined by disco. Springsteen is the working class American singer-songwriter and here he defines and refines that role. If albums could be B-sides, this one would be perfect.

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4

I love the Americana aesthetic, the lyrical themes of aspirations and disappointments, and the euphoric blend of piano, guitar, organ, saxophone, harmonica, etc.

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4

There was an underlying fatigued sadness to the songs that I really enjoyed. My favorite song was Something in the Night.

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4

As a person who doesn't listen to the Boss this was surprising for me. Interesting that he was so heavily influenced by punk and wanted to move away from the majestic bombast of his previous records into something darker and tighter.

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4

Bruce springsteen is amazing in that even the albums that don't make it to the stream charts still have songs on them that are great.

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4

Some songs didn't really stick with me, but for the most part this was a great album. Very very solid. I can't give it anything below a 4.

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О Брюсе Спрингстине у меня ранее сложилось впечатление как об исполнителе простых прямолинейных песен чисто для американской аудитории. Возможно, из-за, вероятно, главного хита – Born in the USA. Тут же я слышу вполне годное интернациональное музло, качественный стадионный роцк. С мощной энергетикой, внятными, разнообразными мотивами, хорошим звуком. Даже оригинальным – в нём будто содержатся черты авторской песни а-ля Боб Дилан, Леонард Коэн и ориентированного на массы эпичного роцка а-ля Queen и Мит Лоуф. Слушается на одном дыхании даже при репите. Думаю, на массовый концерт в те годы вообще по кайфу было бы сходить. Вероятно, классика роцка: даёт эстетику, создаёт настрой, качает. Но всё же не настолько глубокая и цепляющая, чтобы в 2к22 на плеер кидать.

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4

Never listened to Bruce before & I’m pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this. Quality dips a bit in the middle but overall it’s solid stuff. Definitely going to revisit it.

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4

Great

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4

Wherein Bruce's dad gets a new camera for the holidays and says "Kid! Stand over there by the damn closet so I can try this out" and Bruce uses it as the album cover. ??? I heard so much of this as a kid, then got into a phase where I didn't want to hear his voice at all, but even if I still felt that way there is so much more to these songs - Springsteen had a way of putting a song together musically that sounded simple (read: accessible) but had enough twists and turns and use of dynamics to keep a music dork (mea culpa) hearing something new upon each listen. There's little point trying to argue that (most of) these aren't great songs. The combination of the joyous melodies ("Badlands" - those triumphant keys, soaring sax, and galloping drums) and - ok i'll admit it - the lyrics make for classic American music. The only miss for me is "Adam Raised A Cain" - droning and repetitive. There was a time I didn't give 2 shits about anything he did and even though I do enjoy it far more now, it's not music that gives me chills. That's not a knock that he'll never be a favourite but he sure could write a tune and sometimes that alone is the right play and hits just right. 7/10 4 stars

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4

Really good album. Probably my second favorite Springsteen album. The title track is a top 3 BS song. 8/10

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4

I've never listened to this album before. I wasn't a fan of Springsteen back in the day, punk and post punk were more important too me. Now I'm older and wiser I really enjoyed it.

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4

First half 10/10 but it dragged on and sounded the same so it looses a star.

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4

Wuchtig, pathetisch, scheut keine große Geste. Seine Stimme ist sein Wiedererkennungsmerkmal aber das Herz sein Kapital, das Springsteen komplett auf die Waagschale hievt. Das mag manche musikalische Schwäche überdecken. Bei großartigen „Something in the Night“ und dem Titelsong kommt aber alles das zusammen; Können und Leidenschaft. „Candy‘s Room“ hat eine seltsam Pulp‘esque Theatralik. 3.5 flammende Herzen

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4

Don't know why, but the inclusion of so many instruments always sounds overdone to me. Maybe it's because I'm accustomed to, or prefer, 3- or 4-piece bands. Anyway - solid album of good, listenable tunes. With plenty of brass and keyboards.

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4

A classic - but is it better than The River?

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4

Great

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4

I enjoyed overall

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4

Beetje taaie plaat, wel mooie nummers

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4

As a resident of NJ I am legally obligated to rate anything by The Boss a 4 or higher, not that it isnt deserved.

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4

Classic Bruce. Amazing early album from the Boss. 'Racing in the Street' is the storytelling song he uses so well in many tunes. I prefer early Bruce as it was filled with a young person trying to make sense of what the rest of life will be now that childhood is over.

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4

3.8 - This is a “big” album full of rawness and soul. Not sure how often I’ll come back, but I appreciated.

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4

I had never sat down and listened to this album before. Potentially the most "Springsteen writes music for blue collar America" Springsteen album. Feel like this is where he got the reputation. Really looking forward to all of the Bruce albums that show up on this list.

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4

Mag den Sound, die Stimme, die Themen. Der Boss

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4

Muy buen disco

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4

4.5/5 stars. Love this album, such raw emotion. Lyrics and delivery are full of longing. Gets me every time.

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4

fun and good

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4

More mellow and soft than his more popular works

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4

Très bon album que j'aurais jamais écouté de moi-même

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4

Good background music

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4

This album is tight

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4

Springsteen is yet another in the long list of artists I mostly missed when they were huge in the 70s and 80s. I didn't miss him entirely, though, so I'm somewhat familiar with some of these tracks. I had never listened to this album all the way through before, not by a long shot, and I really like it. It's a bit more raw and gritty rock sounding than I expected. I like the lyrics a lot. I have noted before in my mind that I've liked the lyrics on the handful of Springsteen songs with which I'm familiar. He's an excellent writer. I had worried his voice might annoy me, and sometimes when he's screaming it comes close, but it fits so well with what's going on in the song that it's not too much. And, dang, this whole band plays fantastically well. I never saw them perform live in concert and I have a feeling I would've really enjoyed the shows they did in support of this album.

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4

Early Springsteen is a lot edgier than his later work, more raw and honest. Enjoyable and one I would listen to again

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4

Son classique de Bruce. Album solide

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4

Muito country para o meu gosto.

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4

Another album that sounds pretty good, but doesn't really blow me away either.

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Thank you for this one. I needed it today. Badlands is one of the best opening tracks I've experienced. What a great way to kick this thing off. Adam Raised a Cain is a driving, blues-based anthem track set on delivering some personal details between him and his father. Then Something in the Night softens things for a moment. The lines "Well you're born with nothing And better off that way Soon as you've got something they send Someone to try and take it away" are obviously about the music industry, but appeal to everything. Candy's Room and Racing in the Street hit a similar theme, a girl or a race is what helps make meaning out of an otherwise meaningless existence. Life is at night. Anyway, this is a solid outing for Springsteen. His style is on full display, his themes are explored with a maturation. Following Born to Run had to be some kind of impossible idea, and it's smart to do something like this.

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No i kolejny Springsteen wlecial na liste, tym razem rowniez chronologicznie jak w przypadku trexa, bo Darkness on the Edge of Town z 78 jest czwartym studyjnym krazkiem artysty, na ktorego troche bylo trzeba czekac po sukcesie born to run, jak nie wiadomo czemu, to zawsze bedzie chodzilo o piniadze i zle wytwornie plytowe, wiec dopiero po trzech latach udalo mu sie wydac kolejny material, slucham albumu pierwszy raz i nie potrafie skojarzyc zebym slyszal cos z niego wczesniej, wiec prawdziwym jest stwierdzenie, ze nie byl az takim sukcesem komercyjnym jak poprzednia plyta, ale jak dla mnie jest tylko lepiej niz bylo na runie w ktorym dominowaly idealy hamerykanskosci, pogon za marzeniem, pieniadzem, ladnym samochodem, czy szybka baba, tutaj natomiast troche zmienia sie perspektywa, o czym juz informuje tytul czy okladka z wczorajszym panem Brucem, idealistyczna pogon za czyms zostala zastapiona szara rzeczywistoscia, ktora najlepiej oddaja kawalki takie jak factory czy streets of fire, chociaz nie jest to koncept album, to jednak czuc jaka byla mysl przewodnia przyswiecaja kreacji bohaterow tych Springsteenowych opowiesci, sporo mozna sie doszukac w liryce odniesien biblijnych, ktore takze sa czyms charakterystycznym dla heartlandowego rocka, do ktorego mozna zaliczyc ten krazek, ktorego protagonistami sa zwykle chlopy ze zwyklymi problemami, kolejny raz zaskakuje jak wokalna ekspresja moze byc elastyczna na przestrzeni jednego albumu czy nawet piosenki, jesli nawet ciezko czasem przez to zrozumiec tekst, to jednak niesamowicie oddaje emocje taki wokal, jak na kawalku adam raised the cain, z ktorego bije kainowosc, instrumentalnie takze slychac zmiane w podejsciu do nagran, o wiele krotsza lista personelu, pojawia sie jedynie The E Street Band, ktora nagrywa teraz bardziej na zywca, a nie tak bardzo overdubowo, co nadaje materialowi autentycznego brzmienia, E Streetowa banda, to szesciu muzykow, ktory brali udzial w poprzednich nagraniach pana Springsteena, wiec nie zabraklo saksy Clemonsa czy pianina Bittan, ktore na tym albumie wydaje sie byc nawet wazniejsze niz gitara Springsteenowa, ktora jednak ma swoje epickie solowki, jak na candys room, czy streets of fire, jak muzyka o prostych ludziach, to nie moglo zabraknac ulubionego instrumentu country, wiec harmonijki, ktora takze ma swoje swietne solowki jak na the promised land, 42 minuty solidnego materialu, ktory zmienil moje postrzeganie pana Bruca jako artysty szlagierow typu born in the USA, na plejke leci otwierajacy badlands, ktory ma jedne z lepszych linijek refrenowych plyty, jesli ktos wie jak tworzyc openingowe traki, to wlasnie ten pan, oraz wspomniane juz kawalki factory i promised land

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7.5/10

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Started out great. Title track was a good closer. Killers-esque at times.

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Uhh, olipa huikea yllätys. En oo tykännyt Brucen uudesta musasta niin en oo koskaan vanhaan matskuun kajonnut. Mut siis ebin rockia ja laatuu jenkkikamaa.

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Frábært albúm. Þessi afmælisböddí er alltaf góður.

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It happened. I liked a Bruce album. Granted, his vocals are muddled and I still am not a fan, and he lacks the hooks of Petty. That said, there's a mood and a concept to this album that's wholely enjoyable. Very surprised.

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Great singer with a social compromise in his songs

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4.5

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Wow, it took 300+ albums before we got one from the Boss. I've got a lot of respect for Springsteen and his slice of the americana pie. His style is always resonant to some degree for me, and even though there weren't many tracks on here that I knew going in, there's plenty to bite off and chew. He can sound a bit marble-mouthed at points but for me that adds to his everyman charm. Great energy and emotion throughout. This is a great album, and I'm looking forward to more from Bruce on the list. Favorite tracks: Darkness on the Edge of Town, Candy's Room, The Promised Land, Racing in the Street. Album art: Dang he looks so young in this. For some reason this cover always reminds me of the music video for "I'm On Fire" even though that's on a different album. I think this is iconic though, and even though I hadn't heard this album as a whole before today this is probably my favorite of his album covers. 4/5

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It's weird, the more bruce I listen to the less excited I am for it. Did I just listen to my favourite work of his first? I think in a broad sense I prefer my music a little more lively and bombastic and my vocals a bit less mumbled and slurred, so this is not the Bruce which most suits my tastes. A very tenuous 4 for now , with the expectation that this will grow on me with relistenings.

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Swag on the Swag

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They don’t call him ”The Boss” for nothing 🤟 hahhhaaaa nah but seriously, this is tasteful and well-aged take on hard rock :)

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Swag

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Great album though not my favorite, I like how musically experimental it gets in places, but there are also some dull points that kill the momentum.

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It's fine. Cool 70s rock, but nothing that really jumps out and makes it feel unique.

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Omg I hated it... JUST KIDDING, chill your tits James. Nah this was excellent and a first listen to lots of Bruce songs. Really enjoyed it, what a talented song writer and magnificent voice

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While listening to this I was looking at my notes to Born to Run and trying to decide which was the better album, but it's a toss-up. Roy Bittan on piano and Clarence Clemons on sax are featured prominently on both records to good effect. Bruce also continues with his paean to Mid-American working class hero. I didn't live that life, but I can almost experience it vicariously through his heart-felt music.

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It's alright, I guess - Like a pitched-down Marshall Crenshaw, but more Hank Hill and less, Buddy Holly , hahaha Apparently he 'changed his sound' some time or other so I'll check out another album before formulating a CONCLUSION

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Pomo on meikäläisen korvaan tasoa ihan jees, mutta jotain tästä puuttu noustakseen seuraavalle levelille. Eikä tosin varmasti herran parhaita levyjä?

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Grym skiva. Saxofonen drar ned betyget

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Way way better than Born to Run but still struggle to see the mass appeal. Again it's probably because I'm not a blue jeans wearing factory worker from 1979 mid west America.

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his voice is sorta jarring but some of these songs really hit. Mmmmmmm but they also don’t IDK

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Great album, feels very raw and early Bruce. It’s no Nebraska. I love Badlands and the first half of the album, but it kind of falls off after that.

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Mehh

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Not Springsteen’s best

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Old school

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Sounds like the Boss! I liked the last springsteen we heard more, and while great, still gotta leave it with a 3.5.

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false

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Kind of dug that

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Naja

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Just as I expected it would sound

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Not one of my favourites by the boss but few standout tracks and the sound of a band having a great time.

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Best guess

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Same as the Foo Fighters Album. I like it a lot but its not as good as I know he can be so there are some missing points there.

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Ik vind Bruce Springsteen een sympathieke zanger met veel fijne liedjes, maar deze plaat vond ik niet zo spannend.

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Ik mag Bruce zijn muziek wel. Dit is niet mijn meest favoriete album, maar de openingstrack 'Badlands' is echt geweldig!

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Ugh, it's all so dramatic. Not really for me - couldn't get through quite a few of the songs in full Adam Raised a Cane, Streets of Fire and the Title track were all cool and saved The Boss from a 2 star rating from me

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Geen echte fan van The Boss, maar ik kan zijn muziek zeker waarderen. Deze plaat ken ik niet zo goed, maar heeft dezelfde vibe als Born to Run. Goeie nummers over soms pittige onderwerpen maar toch met een hoopvolle ondertoon.

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Best goed... maar ook geen blijvertje voor mij.

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Será el primer disco de estudio que escucho de Bruce. Decepción

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Yeah I liked it, pure blue collar 80s America

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Saved Prior: None Off Rip: Badlands, Candy's Room, Racing in the Street, The Promised Land Cutting Edge: None Overall Notes: Completely inoffensive rock. I understand he's a storyteller and he's an American icon but did we really need 4+ of his albums?

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A pretty good album - can't say I like it as much as Born to Run and his crooning is a bit much at times, but still enjoyable, and come on, its Bruce Springsteen Liked: Badlands, Racing in the Street

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The old Brucie.

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Never listened to a whole Springsteen album. After watching Blinded by the Light (cool 2019 film about a British Muslim kid obsessed with the Boss in the 1980s), I was quite open to hearing more. I can appreciate the craft of this album. "Promised Land" and "Darkness on the Edge of Town" are great well-written songs. Others like "Racing in the Street" are relatively memorable. Sadly, most of the album just washes over me. I've tried it three times, but only the standout tracks really do it for me. I'm not a huge fan of this style of rock music, and not massively struck by Bruce's vocals. Overall, I enjoyed it, and I wouldn't mind hearing another album, but it's a 3.5.

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Bruce sprongstem . Never liked , will listen anyhow.

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It is most definitely Bruce Springsteen. Definitively, some might say. I've never been a huge fan of his vocals. The songs are fine, but it's just not my favorite style of music. I would give it 3.5 if I could.

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Not a fan of Bruce, but is ok

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Typical mumbling Springsteen album, but I'm not a fan.

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Good album. A solid 3.4.

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An angry and brooding album from Springsteen and crew. It works well enough and you still get plenty of their signature style but the album does end up feeling like a bit of a slog. The anger and brooding never ends up feeling fully meaningful or even deserved even if its effective on elevating a few tracks.

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One notch more Bruce than you need, which is actually the right amount of Bruce.

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Nice stuff and some particularly cool songs in there. Really liked Factory, even if it's a bit on the nose. The only problem I had was when the mumbling made it impossible to understand what he was saying, I actually had to laugh a few times at just how garbled the lyrics were. Still, some strong classic rock there and glad I listened.

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It's fine. Bruce Springsteen's singing is the worst part. I was braced to hate it, but listening has been a good time. Still got kind of bored in the second half of the record.

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Not a fan of how mumbly he is, but I can see the appeal and respect his impact on music.

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It was alright, some good stories to be told as you'd expect from Springsteen. Only really liked half the tracks on the first listen though, might need another listen.

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Passion can be heard on this album, that's for sure. A small complaint is I thought the gap between the quite parts and loud parts were too far. It's effective but I found myself turning the volume up at the beginning and wanting to turn down when the rest of the band came in. Overall a solid album through and through, favourite song is Candy's room.

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Om Brucealbumet jag hade för två album sedan inte riktigt visade upp vad han är kapabel till, så är det här mycket mer vintage Bruce! Fick direkt motorolja på fingrarna och amerikabånge. Inledningslåten, Badlands, är hoppfull, med stressigt piano och framåtdrivande trummor, precis vad man önskar sig från 70-tals-Springsteen. Här finns allt man behöver, arbetarklasskildringar, episkt berättande, texter om hur berättarjaget åker på Utahs ökenvägar (The Promised Land) i sin Chevy '69 (Racing in the Street). En önskan om äventyr, om ett genuint Amerika där all kärlek och alla svar finns att hitta bara du ger dig ut på vägarna, vilket är precis vad som är Springsteens essens för mig. Bästa låt: The Promised Land

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Really tried to like this one more than I did but couldn't. A lot of the songs had an anthemic feel and great lyrics that really told stories but as soon as 'Badlands' started I just couldn't get past Springsteen's voice. E-Street Band killed it though. I respect the dude's contributions to music and developing the genre of 'heartland rock' but I'd much rather listen to early Tom Petty than this.

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Better than I thought but not my cup of tea

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Not bad, good background listening while working

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okay sound. I'm not a huge Springsteen fan to begin with.

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Лол, ну Спрингстин эз из. Арена-рок в самом безобидном, но при том и безыдейном смысле. Только не балансится какими-нибудь международными хитами, чтобы оправдать существование. Ну хуй знает, Adam Raised a Cain довольно годная и мужыцкая такая, Streets of Fire забавная, закрывашка вроде ниче. Badlands как будто мычание бухого реднека, нихуя не понятно, звучит немножечко ужасно( Наверное, стоит сойтись на том, что это просто не для меня музыка. Не в плане не для меня - музыкального сноба - а в плане не для меня - россиянина. У меня в культурный код не вшиты все вот эти восхваления американской мечты и этот почти универсальный уже звук хартленд-рока. Всякие Бомжови там, Спрингстины, Стиксы и тд, звездно-полосатые флаги, мотоциклы и пиво бад - это немного мимо меня. А без оголтелого ура-патриотизма к пендосам такая музыка не имеет достаточно крепких ног, чтобы выстоять против широкой русской души. В таком случае нужно обладать просто бронебойнешими мелодиями, как в St Elmo's Fire, например. А это так. Песни как песни. С ними либо рождаешься и взрослеешь, либо нахуй они тебе не упали. Практически математически выведенный середняк из палаты мер и весов, 5/10.

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good but a little bland. Could be just a boring friday vibe for me

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I enjoyed it but his voice is keeping me off the bandwagon

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Springsteen is Springsteen in short.

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Not a boss album I’m overly familiar. Still great they. Perhaps not touching on the greatness of others though.

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I'm not a Springsteen fan, but "Racing in the street" and the title track are really powerful tunes. They evoke amazing mental imagery.

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A couple of pretty cool tracks, just not a huge fan of the Boss.

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i love his voice and his music, nothing really stood out to me but i did enjoy it!

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Well, it's The Boss...so, whatever.

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Me sorprende lo impostada que suena la voz de Springsteen. Buen disco pero no está en mi top de su discografía.

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This was a very pleasant experience. Normally, I didn't like any of the songwriter "solo" albums that I got on this list until now. However, this one was a very nice one. Bruce Springsteen still sounds like "song for my parents" style, but sometimes I can enjoy it too. very nice instrumental arranges

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How do you follow up 'Born to Run'? Well, like this. Wasn't the same commercial success, but you feel he wanted something rawer (apparently 70 songs recorded reduce to 10). Liquid late 70's post-industrial American.

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Not his best work imo

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Eh, Bruce Springsteen doesn't seem to quite hit the right emotional notes for me. I can't deny he has good delivery of his lyrics, but he doesn't quite convince me with the stories he tells in each song.

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There are definitely 3, maybe even 4 Springsteen ‘75-‘87 albums I’d rank higher than Darkness on the Edge of Town.

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Decent Springsteen offering

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A bit to rock ballady and brucey but quite nice

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Better than Nebraska.

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Well, it's better than Rod Stewart, I'll give it that much.

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3/5 Nice voice

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He's a great musician, with a voice I loathe.

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It was ok....I thought I liked Springsteen more

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Classic. Sounds the same as he does now

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Adam Raised a Cain the highlight for me. Can’t get going with the overall working man ethos.

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Struggle with Springsteen 😔

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It’s an alright album. There’s some pretty sweet songs in there.

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Typical Springsteen, toe tappable but not amazing

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3/5 it didn't really stick.

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Not bad! I really like the aggression on some of these tracks. Need more listens really

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Can I get uhhhhhhh eh

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Not gonna be my fave Boss album.

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This was definitely a better album than Nebraska, but I still don’t find Bruce Springsteens earlier music that great in general. I think his more energetic music is just better than his slower music Fav: Adam made a Cain

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I’ve never gotten into Springsteen. Still haven’t, yet, but I think you probably have to pay attention to the stories in the lyrics to really appreciate what half the USA loves about it. Gonna be tough to do that with the next album coming at me every day, but at least this made me believe in that proposition. Another one to return to at a leisurely pace.

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I just don't have the passion for Bruce of others. It's ok, but not something I'd ever choose to listen to.

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snnnnnfm hgh omuhgradd

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I know it's almost heresy, but I'm not a fan of Bruce. He does the whole smearing words together thing, an achy raspyness, and it just...nah.

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Not a fan of brucie

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Just stop with the sax. Enjoyable and interesting

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I understand the appeal - it just doesn't resonate with me

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This sounds a little bit like Bruce Springsteen

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More Bruce.., Shit.. How about something different!

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As some people say it started to grow on me, but then.... it started to shrink on me.

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"Darkness on the Edge of Town" brought to you by '70s Springsteen. Country-ish hard rock springkled with flashy riffs and sax solos. And what's the difference between '70s Springsteen and '80s Springsteen? Or in particular this album and "Born in the USA"? I don't know, tbh. The sounds are pretty similar. Yet for some reason, I enjoyed "Born in the USA" more. Of course it's too early to judge Springsteen's music as a whole. But I think his music is the best in small doses. I received his USA album not so long ago, and that's probably why i find this album a bit tiresome.

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curti :) é bem melodico, me lembra musica de filmes dos anos 90/00 de sessão da tarde (no bom sentido rsrs) acho que porque "I'am On fire" é dele tambem, só não do mesmo album.

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An okay album not the best by Springsteen but average

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Prima album maar klinkt super verouderd

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Not bad not bad, but also not that good 5/10

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Meh 3

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Ei oma lemppari Springsteenin tuotannossa. 3/5

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More Springsteen, its good but I've had better

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Calling the UN because having 3 (or more!?!) Bruce Springsteen albums on this list is a crime against humanity that needs to ne investigated. This is the best BS album yet, as there is some variation in terms of tempo, style, and emotion. It's almost like these are real songs. Regardless, it's all just so safe and boring. No generation that actually had a hard time of it could produce music so dull.

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Not great, Not terrible. 3.

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I've never really been a big fan of The Boss, and this isn't the album to change my mind. I don't hate it, it's just not my cup of tea...I will say, tho... I really like the chord progression of Candy's Room, even if it's ok song otherwise. The rest of the album is pretty on-brand for Springsteen, whether or not that that's your thing.

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Oh no, I’m not so sure I think Bruce Springsteen can sing. 😬

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I’ve never gotten into Springsteen. Still haven’t, yet, but I think you probably have to pay attention to the stories in the lyrics to really appreciate what half the USA loves about it. Gonna be tough to do that with the next album coming at me every day, but at least this made me believe in that proposition. Another one to return to at a leisurely pace. {Prior rated}

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I've never been a huge fan of Springsteen and if you had told me this was his best album I probably wouldn't listen to any others but I know that isn't true. There wasn't anything that stood out to me here besides this just being classic mo town rock which is cool but I like a little quicker tempo.

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There are a couple of Springsteen hits that I like, but this album didn't contain any of them and seemed very lukewarm at best. Too much mumbling and the sax solos are nice by themselves, but get old quick. Definitely not bad, but not quite good enough either.

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Super fun album!! I have always listened to Born to Run and had some of the bangers on playlists but I've never listened to this album at all. This is less packed with famous bangers but it's also really fun, I feel like it's got real 80s vibes for a late 70s album so maybe it was really ahead of its time. Some of the tracks felt like boring dad rock to me a little bit. Love the song Factory and Badlands both for interesting stories they tell and also for sound.

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While the classic Springsteen themes are definitely there, I would argue that as far as his portfolio is concerned, this does not stand out as a particularly special album.

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It's my least favourite Springsteen album yet. Feels like a less vital Born to Run. Still good(ish) but failed to hold me for all that long.

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first listen not quite my tempo

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Tääkin Bossi ihan ok, mut kokonaisuutena en kahta kertaa pidempään jaksanu kuunnella. Kakkosraita jäi hyvin mieleen

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Not really sure I get the appeal of Bruce. Not my kind of vocalist. Yeah, he's got some hits but everything else is like, whatever. It's like a suede jacket.

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Sådan lettere country, med meget sådan hul stemme. Noget intetsigende

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Bruce, Springsteen erst mal ihren Kaffee? 3 Alben von Springsteen? Diese Liste ist totaler Quatsch. Der Boss ist auf Dauer extrem öde. Diese Platte ist dabei keine Ausnahme. 2

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Just fine

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marginally better than Born in the USA. marginally

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If he only had a better voice

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Bruce seems to mumble a lot, even more difficult to understand at times than Dylan.

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Very personal style and a classic of rock. For me is just a "meh"

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5, its fine

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Production: 7/20 Songwriting: 9/20 Innovation: 8/20 Bangers: 0/20 Emotional response: 7/20 =31 Overblown bollocks #notmyboss

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Badlands is a good opener, the rest is all a bit ploddy, never quite hitting the relevance button

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The Boss really just doesn't do much for me. I'd never complain if he was on, but I wouldn't be boppin' along to anything but the hits.

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Me rappelle les musiques du dimanche de tonton Simon : ringardes mais réconfortantes. J'ai eu envie de passer pas mal de chansons. Un petit + pour l'aspect nostalgique mais pas incroyable à mes yeux.

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From when Bruce was younger.

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Not a Springsteen fan

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“Darkness on the Edge of Town” by Bruce Springsteen (1978) Any Bruce Springsteen album should be assessed in the context his huge popularity, his outsized aspirations, and his copious ego. Here, once again, he comes up short. Comparisons with Van Morrison and Bob Dylan make it perfectly clear that Springsteen is not in their class. His songwriting definitely strives to be poetic, but the striving gets in the way of the poetry. Morrison and Dylan make it sound easy because to them it is. His voice is unendingly mumbly, sloppy, and unconvincingly snarly. I think I figured out what he was chasing in “Something In the Night”: a note sung at the right pitch. The one plus on this album, its only saving feature really, is the clean backing by the E Street Band. These guys are really talented professionals, and they alone save this album from a rating of “1”. But even this aspect of the recording seems constrained, as if there were a reluctance to displease the Boss (I refuse to capitalize “the”). Once again, Springsteen tries to appeal to and pose as the working class hero, but ends up as marionette wearing a hard hat that doesn’t quite fit. “Factory” is so inauthentic it could only appeal to non-proletarians, mindless proletarians, and mindless non-proletarians. Expressing one’s yearning is fine, but pretending to have attained what one yearns for is off-putting. I’d like for him to write a song entitled “I Wish I Had Worked a Day in My Life”. His treatment of a biblical theme (“Adam Raised a Cain”) is trite. Such a great poetic idea, so pitifully written. The pompous dirge “Racing in the Street” has a flat tire from the starting line. I can’t imagine anyone ever shed a tear over this. In “Streets of Fire”, he wants to sound like he’s drunk, with implausible screams that produce a physical autonomic cringe, repeated over and over until he gets it right, which, of course, he never does. This is a hugely flawed album from a solo artist who’s sitting on top of the world. 2/5

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Not bad, but not anything I loved.

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Some Elton John has creeped in during the intervening years between 'Born to Run' and this LP. This one does cross too much into ostentatious territory, unfortunately - the tracks feel just a tad overwrought but not memorable.

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meh

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Decent but forgettable

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Fängt hart Knödeln an und hätte mich fast schon wieder verloren. Geht dann im weiteren Vermauf Richtung „ok“, aber eine der Erkenntnisse die ich aus dieser Reihe hier ziehe: bei aller Grundsympathie; musikalisch hat der Boss mir nicht so viel zu sagen, das ist mir meist zu schwülstig und zu Hans-Hartzig.

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Not my boss fav

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Bruce Springsteen's fourth album followed his previous, breakthrough success album 'Born to Run' after a 3 year hiatus. This rock album is considered his best and is certified triple platinum, despite being a little less commercially successful than his previous album. This is a thought-provoking, emotionally charged rock album which was fun to listen to.

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Fine but boring

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Getting a little burned out on the Bruce Juice - great opening and ending track but the middle was w/e

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"Now, let's hear that song sung properly!" (Vic & Bob gag) I don't know what to make of this album. Musically sound, vocally less so.

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Meh

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bruce springsteen still sounds like a pornstars name to me

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Nigdy nie byłem fanem takiej muzyki ale ten album mnie zaskoczył. Ocena 5/10 Najlepsza: Prove it all night Najgorsza: Adam raised a cain

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Pretty boring

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americana must be stopped

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Dreary

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Almost certainly better if you were working class and brought up in the USA. I have worked at many factories but his stories still don't appeal. I have listened to many voices but his still doesn't appeal. He reminds me of a less interesting Meatloaf.

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It's okay. It's no born in the USA though.

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I appreciated the lyrical content and themes, just not into Bruce's style.

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High 2, I do love bruce but i think this wasn't anything special

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Darkness on the Edge of Town represents Springsteen maturity as a composer and its defining in the formation of the heartland rock subgenre. It created several classics of his live performances, like "The Promised Land" and "Badlands", but his voice doesn't sound great in most of the tracks. It's a good album, but also one that is incredibly overated and almost make no sense (like most of Springsteen records) for an audience that is not american.

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Emmä kyllä jotenkin vaan nauttinu tästä. Ehkä lyriikoita ois pitäny kuunnella enemmän mutta balladimeininki ei uponnu yhtään.

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I've never been a fan of Bruce. Sure he's got some great songs and Born In The USA is an all time classic album. But this album is what I don't like about his music. I'm just not jersey blue collar enough to relate.

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Not my type of music at all. I can hear that merits of the music, but I'm not a fan of the saxophone or his voice in this context.

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Okay..

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It was not offensively bad, but it was offensively boring, juste like everything else I've heard from this guy so far.

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Outside of Adam Raised a Cain, this album does NOT match the tone of the title at all. There's a deeply cheesy, saccharine sound to Springsteen's music that the guy just cannot escape.

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Pretty ordinary all over. Very basic drum track. The hardest part to listen to- Bruce’s voice- she’s known a forgotten deed of the past by the sounds of it. Particularly the walrus in the throes of dying at the intro & outro of track 3.

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I can't Springsteen

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It's never gonna be for me.

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Horrible.

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egt litt kjelig, eller egt va d veldig kjedelig. Beste sangar: Adam raised a chain Candy’s room Darkness on the edge of town

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Worse than born to run

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NFM

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Eurgh. Dad music... if my dad was a wannabe cowboy gun-totin' sonovabitch. Just not my cup of tea, I'm afraid. Fav new track: Candy's Room

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I have nothing good to say about this project. Everything was insufferably cheesy and uninspired. 1/10.

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I've always found him interesting to listen to whilst being interviewed. I like his politics and his ideas but this album was like finding someone at a party who's into the same things as you but is really dull. As the shared beliefs fail to sustain interest you look for ways to escape but it's too late. All around people are having fun but not you, you and your stupid politics and your stuck till the whole thing plays out. Being 42 minutes thankfully that's not too long and as that person heads of (them not being a night owl) you neck your pint and hope there's a bit of party left.

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Possible explanations for Springsteen's vocal technique: 1 He was having some dentistry work completed literally at the same time as recording the vocals 2 He had a vindaloo curry the night before and was really suffering the after effects of said spicy curry 3 He was doing some charity work and was heavily influenced by patrons of said charity 4 It was a private joke on us 5 A bet 6 The 'Boss' has had permanent laryngitis since 1974 7 Too many drugs 8 Springsteen is actually an alien 👽 from the planet gogajoojoo The truth is out there somewhere!! P.s. Please don't make me listen to any more Springsteen albums. I promise I'll be good!

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Why is Bruce Springsteen screaming all the time? He pushes his voice, but I don't feel many more emotions. It's pop rock, but it's not uplifting or catchy. How could it have been a phenomenal success? No idea. Maybe the lyrics appeal to the average citizen of America and that does not do it for me. But above all, it's sooooooo generic.

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Boring generic pop rock stuff. I will certainly not return to this album, no Sir.

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Not a fan of BS

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Yeah not my cup of tea

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This list really doesn't need this much Springsteen!

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Merkelig

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