Darkness On The Edge Of Town (studio album) by Bruce Springsteen

Darkness On The Edge Of Town
Darkness On The Edge Of Town by Bruce Springsteen
Year: 1978
Overall rank: 190th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,018 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1978 (1st)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (46th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (190th)
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Bruce Springsteen Darkness on the Edge of Town (Cassette, 1978) Columbia Records
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 1h 39m 29s
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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN "DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN" LP JC35318 1978 Columbia~VG++
Condition: Used
Time left: 3h 12m 49s
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1978 Bruce Springsteen Darkness on the Edge of Town Album LP Columbia JC 35318
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Time left: 6h 5m 25s
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Bruce Springsteen bestography

Darkness On The Edge Of Town is ranked 2nd best out of 120 albums by Bruce Springsteen on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Bruce Springsteen is Born To Run which is ranked number 65 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 22,304.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,018 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 82.3/100, a mean average of 80.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.8.

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75/100
From 02/18/2021 17:27
It's consistent, I'll give it that.
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85/100
From 01/25/2021 07:14
Great album, one of Bruce's best. Bit rough at times but a great time still.
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70/100
From 01/23/2021 19:33
I've said before that no Bruce hits me the way that "Born in the USA" hit me when I was a kid. Still true.
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70/100
From 01/06/2021 10:41
Not much separates this and Born to Run, but if I had to pick only one, I'd go with this.
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95/100
From 11/23/2020 19:37
Nem parece um álbum e sim uma coletânea de sucesso! Banda no ponto, o canto repleto de alma, as letras cheias de emoção!
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From 05/16/2020 15:16
For my money, the Boss' best. Slightly more contemplative and less combative than its predecessor, although still seemingly with every song about a boy and a girl escaping American ennui, the stand outs for me are Candy's Room and the epic Racing on the Streets.
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From 10/14/2019 23:37
Relatively speaking, very few albums have a 10/10 song on them.

Darkness on the Edge of Town has two, in the form of the title track and "Racing in the Street". The rest of the album, even the 'lesser' songs, is a grand slam. Nebraska just barely edges this out as my favourite Bruce album... but this is absolutely the best E Street Band record.
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85/100
From 08/31/2019 12:31
Decent album. Bandlands works really well as an open track.
Key track: The Promised Land
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55/100
From 07/08/2019 12:35
One of my least fav bruce albums, although "promised land" is my fav songs of his..
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From 07/07/2019 22:53
90/100

Really good bruce álbum here , powerful vocals whit dime good music incorporating organ and trumpets
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Best Albums of 1978
1. Darkness On The Edge Of Town by Bruce Springsteen
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