The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle (studio album) by Bruce Springsteen

The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle
The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle by Bruce Springsteen
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 523rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 598 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1973 (17th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (123rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (523rd)
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The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle is ranked 6th 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 22,295.

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.9/100, a mean average of 78.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.0.

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90/100
From 03/23/2021 21:49
Easily my favorite Springsteen. Very Americana, without getting too boring, and very funky. I'm not a fan of Springsteen mostly because I find a lot of his catalogue to be very overproduced, but this album is very fun and interesting.
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85/100
From 01/25/2021 07:22
Wow, as a second album this is absolutely amazing! The Dylan undertones are great, but he definitely is distinct enough to not make it too much.
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70/100
From 01/09/2021 06:04
You can hear the Astral Weeks influence, especially on the last track, but a pretty weak side A keeps this out of Bruce's upper echelon.
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From 05/19/2020 21:30
Finally someone else realizes just how perfect and epic every song on this album is. Not pop songs or folk songs. Just stories. Ballads. Very New York too. Nice.
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95/100
From 12/04/2018 11:28
Minus Wild Billy's Circus Story, sheer delight.
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70/100
From 04/07/2018 05:30
What an absolute pleasure it was to finally hear this classic album , going in with high expectations 'The Wild , The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle ' delivered , this really is a stunning album and a must for any true music phile

Incredible to imagine this was album number 2 and Bruce was only 24 yo when this album was recorded , its an album mature beyond its years

No weak track with every note in its perfect place the AllMusic Review for this album states:

"In actual fact The Wild , The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle may well be the greatest record in the history of Rock and Roll "

It really is hard to argue with that

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80/100
From 11/22/2017 13:13
Heavily underrated, one of my favorites of Springsteen, the only thing is that Willy Billy Circus Story is pretty bad.
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80/100
From 11/17/2017 21:55
Underrated indeed.
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80/100
From 10/18/2017 07:31
my least listened to Bruce record
But still contains some Amazing songs - incident, rosalita, serenade - which have all become firm favourites due to their live outings over the years.
Signs of greatness to follow ....
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85/100
From 09/26/2017 12:48
A legend to be showing his first glimpses of greatness. This album includes some of his best work, although a bit incoherent in total. Best tracks: Sandy, Incident on 57th street, Rosalita, New York City serenade.
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Best Albums of 1973
1. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
2. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
3. Innervisions by Stevie Wonder
4. Selling England By The Pound by Genesis
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