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Favorite and/or Best Springsteen album?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by UNCGrad, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. UNCGrad

    UNCGrad Member

    Since I'm really happy in my job, I tend to sometimes find myself blaring Springsteen on my 30-minute ride home with the sunroof and windows open. (I would also do this when I hated my last 2 years in newspapers, but it was a different feeling.)

    I got to thinking this evening as I popped in 'Darkness on the Edge of Town" that this is my favorite top-to-bottom Springsteen album by a very slim margin over "Born to Run."

    I know there are some very fervent and knowledgeable Springsteen fans here, so I ask what's your favorite Boss album, and why? And if it's different, what do you think is his best album, and why?
  2. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    What does the "and/or" mean?

    Darkness on the Edge of Town is my favorite, but Born to Run is really, really close. I go back and forth. They're both among my six favorite albums ever.

    Versatile's Bruce Springsteen album power rankings:

    1. Darkness on the Edge of Town
    2. Born to Run
    3. The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle
    4. Nebraska
    5. Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
    6. The River
    7. Wrecking Ball
    8. We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
    9. Born in the USA
    10. Tunnel of Love (I'm aware everyone likes this album more than me)
    11. The Rising
    12. Magic
    13. Lucky Town
    14. The Ghost of Tom Joad
    15. Devils & Dust
    16. Working on a Dream
    17. Human Touch
  3. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    I got Darkness from the Columbia House Record and Tape a club as one of my free 11 8 Track tapes for joining

    As a Springsteen fan since 1974 I like The River, Born to run, Darkness, E St Suffle, Asbury Park, BITUSA, Wrecking Ball, The Rising
  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    1. Darkness
    2. Born To Run
    3. The River
    4. The Rising
    5. Nebraska
    6. Tunnel of Love
    7. BITUSA
    8. TWIESS
    9. Lucky Town
    10. Wrecking Ball
    11. TGOTJ
    12. Greetings
    13. D&D
    14. WOAD
    15. Human Touch
    16. Magic
  5. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    The River.

    God, I love that album.
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  6. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Today's E Street Joe rankings. Top 3 are locked in. Rest are subject to mood/life events/other stuff going on at the moment

    1. The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle
    2. Born to Run
    3 Darkness on the Edge of Town
    4. Lucky Town (yes, I realize I like this one more than 99% of Bruce fans)
    5. The River
    6. Born in the USA
    7. Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ
    8. Wrecking Ball
    9. Nebraska
    10. Tunnel of Love (yes, I realize that the vast majority of Bruce fans rank this one higher)
    11. We Shall Overcome: Seeger Sessions
    12. Working on a Dream
    13. Ghost of Tom Joad
    14 Magic
    15. The Rising
    16. Devils & Dust
    17. Human Touch
  7. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    Darkness followed by Born to Run, followed by whatever I'm in the mood for. I like the MTV Plugged CD. I listen to parts of Lucky Town and Human Touch more than most of his real fans would admit to. I bought Nebraska when it was released and I'll bet I've listened to it 10 times since. If ever the day comes when I believe I'm enjoying life too much, I'll listen to it an 11th time.
  8. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    You're making Nebraska sound like Transformer or Closer or Disintegration. It's not.
  9. Hey Diaz!

    Hey Diaz! Member

    Darkness on the Edge of Town by a country mile, though I enjoy virtually everything pre-Born in the USA.
  10. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    It's cheating, but this concert was amazing....

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  11. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Indeed, tremendous album. I really like the Seeger Session live in Dublin album too for the radical reworking of some of my faves like "Open All Night".
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  12. Key

    Key Well-Known Member

    The only Springsteen album I have is Nebraska and I love it. I remember putting down a book I was reading about halfway through the title track because I was just captivated. I realize it's a downer, but I just love the starkness of the recordings.
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