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

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Darkness On The Edge Of Town
Darkness On The Edge Of Town by Bruce Springsteen (1978)
Overall rank: 180th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 878 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 1978 (1st)
Top 50 albums of the 1970s (45th)
Top 200 albums of all time (180th)

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Bruce Springsteen bestography

Darkness On The Edge Of Town is ranked 2nd best out of 72 albums by Bruce Springsteen on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Bruce Springsteen is Born To Run which is ranked number 51 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 40,944.

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Members who like this album also like: Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen, The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd and Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd.

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From caseygow 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 YoungstaKevz20 05/21/2018 08:50
My favourite Bruce Springsteen album. Candy's Room is such an underrated track.
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From micah88800 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 WJA 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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From Medelsvensson 11/29/2017 23:49
Great album from a secluded lifestyle in the country!
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From Bungalowracoon 09/10/2017 18:47
One of Bruce's finest
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From Pretender 07/14/2017 19:31
Took me some extra years and concerts to appreciate this album. The extra magic is not obvious, and not as frequent as on Born to run.
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From corenfro 04/28/2017 15:52
I'll admit it: I'm not huge on Springsteen. While "Born to Run" was pretty good, this doesn't have a huge appeal to me. I can't relate to "I got a sixty-nine Chevy with a 396 Fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor" - although I can see how these types of lyrics have nostalgic appeal to fans of the boss. Music about old cars and shooting the shit at the pool hall w/ my buds chewing some copenhagen do little for me.

The music seems pretty conventional 70's pop and there's nothing I've heard here that wasn't in previous 70's pop records from Billy Joel / Eagles, etc. The songs all sound pretty similar to each other, after hearing an opening couplet from a song from this album it's pretty predictable what the rest of the song will sound like.
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From morphee 02/10/2017 17:12
Very good album, Bruce Springsteen was really the Boss in 1978. Meanwhile, there is two imperfections :
- "Prove it all night" is his best live track (Cf. the live in Atlanta, Georgia, 1978) with an incredible introducion and progresive guitare solos by himself and a ... tremendous energy ! But the studio version is a little disappointing and suffer to the comparison with the live one.
- Bruce records the title "Because the night" during this sessions but he offered it to the Patti Smith Group. Both versions are excellent. But I still think "Darkness" should have been a masterpiece and not a very good album with the help of this track.
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From Mehran 12/24/2016 01:18
Best track: Adam raised a cain
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