Wrecking Ball (album) by Bruce Springsteen

Wrecking Ball
Wrecking Ball by Bruce Springsteen (2012)
Release date: 2012-03-06
Overall rank: 1,835th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 282 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2012 (33rd)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (286th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,835th)
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Bruce Springsteen bestography

Wrecking Ball is ranked 10th 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 61 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 23,586.

Bruce Springsteen album bestography « Higher ranked (1,118th) This album (1,835th) Lower ranked (2,398th) »
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 77 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 282 votes)
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This album has a mean average rating of 71.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 71.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.9.

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From Medelsvensson 05/18/2019 17:29
underrated on this website
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From Bungalowracoon 10/18/2017 07:51
Criminally underrated Bruce record
This is one of his best albums
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From Bungalowracoon 09/10/2017 10:55
This will go down as one of Bruce's Classic albums

A modern classic - brilliant
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90/100
From garycottier 04/12/2016 14:56
Wrecking ball is Bruce springsteen's angry response to the aftermath of hurricane Katrina and the recession that had hit the U.S. and the rest of the world. Springsteen really has a bee in his bonnet, especially on the sarcastic opening track, we take care of our own, reminiscent of, born in the USA, in so much that it could easily be misunderstood as a flag waving anthem. Elsewhere, Bruce rages at the fat cat bankers on, Jack of all trades, and, does his pogues/clancy brothers bit on, death to my hometown, Irish accent and all. The title track is an excellent tribute to Yankee stadium, about to be knocked down and rebuilt, but Springsteen reminds us they can tear down the walls but can't take away the memories. Easy money, follows a couple forced into a criminal existence, and, land of hope and dreams, finally gets a studio incarnation, featuring saxophone from the big man, the late Clarence Clemons. We are alive, is a brilliant Johnny Cash type track, about the souls of the dead, still alive and kicking. If there are any weak tracks it's the brooding, my depression, and the throwaway, you've got it. Wrecking ball, is a brilliant album, which I believe will eventually go down as a Springsteen classic. Superb.
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From Tamthebam 07/31/2015 10:20
Brilliant album from The Boss one of his best ever & definitely the best album of 2012.
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From zags7000 06/11/2015 23:26
Another classic. His best since The Rising. One of the very best of the decade and, along with The Rising, his best later day album.
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From abedomingo 10/12/2014 00:22
THE BOSS KILLED IT. This is one of the best albums of 2012.
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From Epicpenguin13 05/23/2014 15:26
My favorite album of 2012. Very action-packed. Well, that's the feeling I get.
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From zdwyatt 10/23/2013 18:44
The Boss has a prime directive--to give voice to the downtrodden working man--and Wrecking Ball carries on that tradition. What I find interesting is that the despair in the lyrics would have worked well as a sparse collection similar to Nebraska. But he opted to go the other direction and pile all the usual rock sounds in there, along with some gospel choir, and a fair smattering of horns.
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From york59 02/12/2013 07:46
Great album and what a live tour last year and springsteen is coming to Finland again in May.
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