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

Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
Year: 1984
Overall rank: 197th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 1,234 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1984 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (24th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (197th)
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Bruce Springsteen bestography

Born In The U.S.A. is ranked 2nd best out of 130 albums by Bruce Springsteen on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Bruce Springsteen is Born To Run which is ranked number 69 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 19,948.

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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.9/100, a mean average of 76.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.2.

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85/100
From 07/05/2022 00:01
It may be the most obvious attempt Bruce Springsteen ever made to sell records, but Born in the USA is still a very relevant record lyrically despite its hooky music and catchy choruses. Its a very fun album from start to finish and packed full of enjoyable songs. This record is far more of a downer than people realize. Many of the songs originate from the Nebraska era sessions, so the subject matter between the two albums is often comparable. This is one of the best albums of all time to listen to while driving.
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From 05/25/2022 15:47
Iconic, right from the opening note. I’m hard pressed to think of an album that does a better job of telling a grim tale of loss, failure, and emptiness all while smiling from ear to ear. The music says we’re in the good old days, the lyrics say they’re long since gone.
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From 01/09/2022 12:32
Posiblemente el disco más comercial de Springsteen, con clásicos como Glory Days, No Surrender y el que da título al álbum, entre otros.
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From 01/08/2022 15:24
My sister had this album at the time so I have known it for years - only got it myself in last couple of years through checking out this site. I enjoyed it again without it necessarily blowing me away. That said I am developing a respect for Springsteen as I listen to more of his albums
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From 01/03/2022 18:27
the album cover says it all
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From 11/14/2021 04:48
Springsteen doesn't really switch up his formula a lot on Born in the USA but timing must have been perfect to make this the big hit that it was. I'm usually partial to the dated production like this. I the quality of the songs shine through the keyboards and synths and the production details help emphasize the simple melodies and song structures here. Never been a big fan of the title track through, probably because it's a handful of the Springsteen tracks on constant radio airplay.
Essential.

A Side: Dancing in the Dark
B Side: My Hometown
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From 11/02/2021 14:54
Album Rating: 74.17
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Side one

1. "Born in the U.S.A." - 76
2. "Cover Me" - 77
3. "Darlington County" - 55
4. "Working on the Highway" - 67
5. "Downbound Train" - 86
6. "I'm on Fire" - 84

Side two

7. "No Surrender" - 73
8. "Bobby Jean" - 73
9. "I'm Goin' Down" - 76
10. "Glory Days" - 72
11. "Dancing in the Dark" - 78
12. "My Hometown" - 73
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85/100
From 03/17/2021 19:38
Levemente cafona, mas puro ouro!
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From 02/15/2021 21:25
A mixed bag to say the least. The title track and I'm On Fire are great, but songs like I'm Goin' Down are the reason I've never loved Springsteen.
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From 01/25/2021 07:16
Great album, bit overplayed for obvious reason, but the quality can't be denied. The overarching theme of the downthrotten American dream is also great.
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