Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. (album) by Bruce Springsteen

Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.
Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. by Bruce Springsteen (1973)
Overall rank: 1,108th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top albums of 1973 (28th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (246th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,108th)
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Bruce Springsteen Greetings from Asbury VG++ USA 1977 Press ULTRASONIC CLEAN
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CD: Bruce Springsteen - Greetings From Asbury Park NJ (1984, Columbia) CK 31903
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Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. is ranked 9th best out of 100 albums by Bruce Springsteen on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Bruce Springsteen is Born To Run which is ranked number 61 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 23,373.

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85/100
From LebowskiRams 07/20/2019 19:38
Growin' up is brilliant!
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From ffudnebbuh 09/02/2018 11:44
My fav bruce album..Best songs " for you" and " does this bus stop at 82nd street". "growin' up"..
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From cmoshier 11/04/2017 04:55
Best Tracks: For You, It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City, Mary Queen Of Arkansas
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From Bungalowracoon 10/18/2017 07:39
Took me a while to get in to the first Bruce record
Feels like he was still searching for his own musical style/ direction
Growing up, spirit and Saint are amazing
But the start of greater things to come ...
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From glynspsa 04/08/2017 21:12
bruce channeling dylan on his first and i think best album. hits the ground running for what is an impressive catalog of quality music
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From ricco94 07/17/2016 11:00
It's very consistent with some great moment. Lost in the Flood is absolutely wonderful
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80/100
From garycottier 04/08/2016 16:06
Greetings from Asbury park, is one of the great singer/songwriter debuts. It's still a little short on identity, which is fair enough, and certainly has Springsteen's influences on show in a kind of hybrid of Bob Dylan and Van Morrison. The production is a bit muddy, and a lot of the songs would actually sound better in their live incarnations. Still, it has some of Bruce's early classics in, blinded by the light, growin' up, and off course, spirit in the night. The thing you notice most about the record is naturally, the words, there's loads and loads of them. Springsteen would eventually learn to economize lyrically, but you still can't be failed to be impressed by the sheer poetry of the songs, albeit very Zimmerman-esque. Personal favorites on the album are the snappy, does this bus stop at 82nd street, the beautiful, Mary queen of Arkansas, and the brilliant, lost in the flood. For you, is also excellent, although maybe, the angel, is the album's only weak track. It's a brilliant debut, with all that potential still yet to be realized. Springsteen would make better and more important records, but for Bruce fanatics, it's an album that holds a lot of affection.
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90/100
From M42K0 11/01/2015 06:18
The lyrics on this album are among the best ever written in the history of rock and blues. This is also one of the qualitatively most coherent albums ever made (the only songs that got less than 95 from me were Mary and The Angel, getting 90), although it's very musically diverse.
Easily of the top 5 debut albums ever written.
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From zags7000 06/11/2015 22:31
Not many can create a debut like this. Just genius. Doesn't feature some of his greatest songs but this is filled with great classics anyway.
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From gtroda 01/31/2015 15:27
Bruce was signed as one of the new Dylans so this features less band arrangements and more focus on acoustic music than his later albums. It has some of his best songs that people still love today like Spirit in the Night, It's Hard to be a Saint in the City, Growing Up... But unfortunately it also has two of what I feel are his worst songs in The Angel and Mary Queen of Arkansas that drag the overall feeling of the album down a bit.
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