The Trouble With Normal (studio album) by Bruce Cockburn

The Trouble With Normal by Bruce Cockburn
Year: 1983
Overall rank: 14,564th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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69/100 (from 13 votes)
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Bruce Cockburn-The Trouble With Normal 1989 CD
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Bruce Cockburn bestography

The Trouble With Normal is ranked 6th best out of 31 albums by Bruce Cockburn on

The best album by Bruce Cockburn is Dancing In The Dragon's Jaws which is ranked number 8273 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 148.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 76 out of 100 (4 out of 9 tracks have been rated).

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From 01/28/2015 03:59
Bruce Cockburn should have been noticed outside of Canada. Same ilk as Steve Earle (different sound).
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