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

Darkness On The Edge Of Town
Darkness On The Edge Of Town by Bruce Springsteen
Year: 1978
Overall rank: 181st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 955 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1978 (1st)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (45th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (181st)
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Bruce Springsteen bestography

Darkness On The Edge Of Town is ranked 2nd best out of 106 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 23,230.

Bruce Springsteen album bestography « Higher ranked (61st) This album (181st) Lower ranked (193rd) »
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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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82/100 (from 955 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 81.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 82.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.8.

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75/100
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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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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From 04/26/2019 01:01
Highlights:

-The Promised Land
-Streets Of Fire
-Adam Raised A Cain
-Prove It All Night
-Darkness On The Edge Of Town
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From 07/02/2018 21:08
Bruce's follow up to Born to Run, coming after a three year court battle with his old manager, presents a darker and not just a bit more jaded world view. His most intense and weighty album to date. Favorite tracks:

Darkness On The Edge of Town
Badlands
Candy's Room
The Promised Land
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From 05/21/2018 08:50
My favourite Bruce Springsteen album. Candy's Room is such an underrated track.
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95/100
From 03/25/2018 15:41
A dramatic shift for the Boss. The anti-Born to Run in a way. Instead of starry eyed romanticism, Bruce deals with the challenges of adult life and the sacrifices that must be made as one gets older. This is one that has grown on me as I've gotten older due to it being a more mature album. This album is very important in rock music. Its a great contrast to the standard rock mythology of drugs, sex, and partying. I think that's why people are so gravitated to Bruce's music, he relates to us in ways other rock starts simply dont(or perhaps cant). While Born to Run may be the better record, this is the quintessential Bruce album lyrically and sonically.
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From 12/11/2017 14:56
Bruce Springsteen at a more human level than on Born to Run. I absolutely love the songs like Factory, Racing in the Street, The Promised Land.
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Best Albums of 1978
1. Darkness On The Edge Of Town by Bruce Springsteen
2. This Year's Model by Elvis Costello
3. Parallel Lines by Blondie
4. The Cars by The Cars
5. Van Halen by Van Halen
6. Die Mensch·Maschine [The Man-Machine] by Kraftwerk
7. Some Girls by The Rolling Stones
8. Music For 18 Musicians by Steve Reich
9. The Kick Inside by Kate Bush
10. 3rd by Big Star
11. More Songs About Buildings And Food by Talking Heads
12. Hemispheres by Rush
13. Dire Straits by Dire Straits
14. Ambient 1: Music For Airports by Brian Eno
15. All Mod Cons by The Jam
16. The Modern Dance by Pere Ubu
17. Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! by Devo
18. Chairs Missing by Wire
19. Outlandos D'Amour by The Police
20. Excitable Boy by Warren Zevon
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