The Top 7 Bruce Springsteen Albums
Bruce Springsteen for "Born To Run" - Bruce Springsteen / Youtube
It’s so hard to pick a favorite Bruce Springsteen album. Seeing him as one of the greatest rockers of all time, it’s an inevitable struggle to identify which album of his is considered the best. Best known for his energetic live shows and poetic lyrics that fuse rock with the working-class life of the Americans. He also pioneered the “heartland rock” style. Below, are the Boss’s top 7 greatest albums. Enjoy!
Born in the U.S.A. (1984)
This was Springsteen’s career-defining album that catapulted him to mainstream success. From the title itself, the boss is keen to talk about the working class’s life of the Americans, something that revolutionized the listening experience of everybody. It remains his most successful up-to-date, selling 30 million copies.
The Rising (2002)
18 years since the last collaboration of Springsteen and his E Street Band, and also his comeback album after the 7-year hiatus, it is deemed to be a monster comeback from him. He relates the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks to his tracks, with a few of his personal struggles as well.
Tunnel of Love (1987)
After the release of Springsteen’s most successful album Born in the U.S.A., it was a lot of pressure to create something from that magnifying success. He still managed to succeed when he used his personal life to mirror his songs. Tunnel of Love was born out of Springsteen’s failed marriage, and his growing relationship with his future wife, Patti Scialfa.
The Wild Innocent and E Street Shuffle (1973)
While The Wild Innocent and E Street Shuffle doesn’t share the same success with other Springsteen albums, it’s wildly considered to be a fan favorite. It has a few similarities with Van Morrison’s style, both in singing and songwriting.
The River (1980)
The first of Springsteen’s double album is a collection of many songs that the boss wanted to create to satisfy his fans and his artistic efforts. Lighter themes are often observed throughout most of its tracks, due to Springsteen’s frivolous attempts to create a contrast against his predecessor album, Darkness on the Edge of Town.
Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
After Born To Run, everyone was ultimately looking forward to the next Springsteen catalog to be released. Lucky for us, Darkness on the Edge of Town was born, making the boss one of the greatest songwriters of our time. Critics and Springsteen’s fans highly regarded this to be his greatest contribution to music.
Born To Run (1975)
While Born in the U.S.A. became his most successful album of all time, Born To Run paved his legacy as a true rockstar in the making. Not only that, but his style of creating music largely inspired hundreds of artists; imprinting his name in the annals of rock history.