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

Born In The U.S.A.
Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
Year: 1984
Overall rank: 193rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 1,140 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1984 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (23rd)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (193rd)
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Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A., VINYL LP
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Born in the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen (Cassette, Jun-1984, Columbia (USA))
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Born in the USA Bruce Springsteen Cassette Tape Columbia 80s NM Born in USA
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Bruce Springsteen bestography

Born In The U.S.A. is ranked 3rd best out of 109 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 23,338.

Bruce Springsteen album bestography « Higher ranked (181st) This album (193rd) Lower ranked (307th) »
Darkness On The Edge Of TownBorn In The U.S.A.Nebraska

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 1,140 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.7/100, a mean average of 76.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.3.

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From 06/22/2020 17:55
Average Track Rating = 92.92
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From 06/08/2020 19:11
Always thought I disliked this album, but it is fun to listen to it. Especially side B of the LP. Favorite: Glory days
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From 05/17/2020 21:52
Masterpiece
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From 04/03/2020 18:54
This is his most overrated album. It's hard to believe it was such a big hit. I like Darkness On the Edge of Town much better. The hits, such as Dancing in the Dark, Glory Days, and My Hometown, just weren't that good. I think the title track stinks. I do like I'm on fire, Cover Me, Down Bound Train.
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From 09/22/2019 12:20
Wasn't a fan of this album when it came out..One of my least fav springsteen albums. although I did like "working on fhe highway" and "i'm going down"
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From 07/22/2019 15:22
Favorite Tracks:Born In The USA, Downbound Train, Bobby Jean
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From 04/01/2019 18:37
People who hate this album are boring (or not from America).

PS: The "dated" 80s production makes it better
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From 02/17/2019 04:46
My first Springsteen album, so of course I'm gonna love it. Sure, it suffers from overexposure, but it's still a great album nonetheless.
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From 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 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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Best Albums of 1984
1. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
2. The Smiths by The Smiths
3. Ride The Lightning by Metallica
4. Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
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