The Promise (album) by Bruce Springsteen

The Promise
The Promise by Bruce Springsteen (2010)
Compilation
Release date: 2010-11-16
Overall rank: 3,533rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 124 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2010 (68th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (620th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,533rd)
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Bruce Springsteen bestography

The Promise is ranked 14th best out of 98 albums by Bruce Springsteen on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Bruce Springsteen is Born To Run which is ranked number 62 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 23,449.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 124 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 77.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 77.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.2.

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85/100
From garycottier 05/28/2016 11:17
The promise, could be called, lightness on the edge of town. Consisting of tracks recorded at the sessions for, darkness on the edge of town, you can see why these tracks didn't make it on to the final album, they're too light, throwaway even. Some tracks though, are superb. I find the version of, racing in the street, superior to the one on, darkness, although I do concede that the one that did end up on that LP, is the correct decision, the version here wouldn't have felt right. Elsewhere there are finally studio version's of, because the night, and, fire. There are a lot of songs that are earlier incarnations of later tracks, featuring lyrics that were later to be found on other songs. There are some fun songs in, I gotta get that feeling, and, rendezvous. Some people on this website seem to think that these songs are 'rejects', they are not 'rejects', they are songs that weren't right for, darkness, Springsteen wanted to make a moody album, so most of these songs wouldn't have felt or sounded right, that's why they were left off, they are certainly not 'rejects'. Having said that at least one of those tracks should have replaced the weak, factory, which is the one song that lets, darkness, down. Either way, all in all, the promise, is another piece of the, darkness, puzzle, but it's also an album in it's own right.
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From replacementlevel 08/22/2013 14:05
I'm not a fan of late-'70s Springsteen, but I like some of this better than what landed on the albums of that era.
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From jhuik 12/22/2012 03:27
Considering that these are by and large rejects you have to say (as so often), wow, what an artist.
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From Bobby Jean 08/15/2012 19:34
It is a strong album but a few songs should not hev been sung by Bruce. Even if he wants to sing like Roy Orbison he can´t sing Someday. A pity that my favourite cut of the song The Promise isn´t here.
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Rating:  
80/100
From dwils0891 03/22/2012 16:41
This album should be much higher on the Bruce Springsteen list!!! Much Much Much higher! This album is pretty good especially for a B-sides album.
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85/100
From kramerfan86 01/06/2012 03:17
Very good album, especially when you consider these were the scraps that did not get their own album in the 70s.
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From 10/13/2011 13:33
Not the best thing in the world on first listen but I have a strong feeling this album will take a lot of time. It is probably full of gems that need more than one listen. Have my copy ready for further listen.
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