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Born In The U.S.A. (album) by Bruce Springsteen 

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Born In The U.S.A.
Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen (1984)
Overall rank: 208th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 986 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1984 (4th)
Top 50 albums of the 1980s (26th)
Top 500 albums of all time (208th)

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Bruce Springsteen bestography

Born In The U.S.A. is ranked 3rd best out of 67 albums by Bruce Springsteen on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Bruce Springsteen is Born To Run which is ranked number 49 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 40,214.

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Darkness On The Edge Of TownBorn In The U.S.A.Nebraska

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 986 votes)
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From InsanityPrawnBoy 09/27/2018 20:39
The term 'dad rock' refers to older music listened to by men who try, without success, to introduce this music to their children and other younger people.

Music can only be counted as 'dad rock' if it is music that has failed to remain popular with younger generations, e.g. Dire Straits, The Yardbirds, Bruce Springsteen etc., whereas bands of the same era such as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Queen would not count as their music transcends the generation gap and is still popular with younger people
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From DrewCox2 06/06/2018 15:50
This is the hardest Springsteen album to review. It is beloved and was insanely popular, but ironically, its popularity shows what's wrong with it. The drums, saxophone, and guitar are drowned in dated '80s production. His trademark lyrics are mostly there, but his voice, especially on the title track, drapes everything in an overdone heartland affectation; what sounded natural on Nebraska and Darkness on the Edge of Town is mostly gone. This album did give us "I'm on Fire" and "Dancing in the Dark" so it's not all bad. "I'm on Fire" may be his best song.
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From Goliath 06/01/2018 19:40
I don't like this album much, my dad hates it...... What is 'Dad rock' anyway?
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From InsanityPrawnBoy 06/01/2018 04:56
Horrible American dad rock.
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From kingofstorm 04/11/2018 06:19
Really enjoyable album by the Boss. Not his best, but it ranks in his Top 5. Standouts include the title track, "I'm on Fire", "Darlington County", "Glory Days", "My Hometown" and "Dancing in the Dark". Solid pop/rock effort by an amazing artist.
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From robparker01 02/17/2018 20:21
Another album where the average track rating (83) exceeds the album rating (77)! But really every track is listenable and enjoyable. Probably why it was such a commercial success in its day. However, that should not then cause it to be disparaged - as seems to be a pattern.
Oddly, my favourite track is "Cover Me", which we sing along to loudly when needing to cheer ourselves up!!
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From Goliath 02/15/2018 10:31
I'm on Fire and Dancing in the Dark are OK but the rest is only average.
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From Ashmark 02/14/2018 02:11
Very, very average and not Springsteen’s best.
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From Diomed 01/16/2018 04:07
For the better part of two years, you couldn't turn on the radio without hearing something from this album. I suspect this plays at least a small part on why it's met with so much derision.
However, there's no getting around the fact that the reason it was so popular during its time is because there is a lot of quality on this record.
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From Jbalbinolr 11/22/2017 19:49
Overhated album.
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