So I’ve cleared the half way post. Hell, I’ve cleared the 75% mark and I’m about to go charging into the Top 5 like a hot stepping hemi with a four on the floor… *
As such I thought that, with 15 of 20 (given that I included both Tracks and The Promise) it was time for a quick re-cap of the order so far.
It’s been quite the challenge – a post per album and twenty total – but I’m happy to have managed thus far and have enjoyed the process, rediscovering many a near-forgotten gem or detail while listening to each one again and it’s served as a real reminder of just what a prolific and talented song writer Bruce is. Even on those albums that sit at the Least end of this spectrum there’s a good few songs that would make a compilation. Perhaps that’s the next compilation challenge – one, and only one, song from every release… In hindsight, while there’s a fair few bands / artists I reckon I could run this same format I don’t know that I’d go so far as a post per album. Then again, not so many acts have made the 20 album mark.
Again, this isn’t Worst to Best, this is purely personal preference and I could understand how an argument could be made for any one of these to be somebody’s favourite. I don’t think Bruce has mad a ‘bad’ album and even those at the tail end are better than many an artist at their best.
20. Human Touch (1992) Link
19. High Hopes (2014) Link
18. Lucky Town (1992) Link
17. Working on a Dream (2009) Link
16. Wrecking Ball (2012) Link
15. Devils and Dust (2005) Link
14. We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions (2006) Link
13. The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995) Link
12. Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ (1972) Link
11. The Promise (2010) Link
10. Born In The USA (1984) Link
9. The Rising (2002) Link
8. Tracks (1998) Link
7. Magic (2007) Link
6. The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle (1973) Link
*answers on a postcard.
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So. While I won’t yet guess on the exact order of your Top Five, it’s clear what they are. Clearer still is your implicit statement that the prime Bruce years (for you) are mid-70’s to mid-80’s. Anyway, our team of music analysts will study this and come back to you with their best estimate of Top Five.
Ok, here we go. I probably have this entirely wrong but what the hell, I’ll give it a shot. This is based entirely on my reading of what I think YOUR Top Five are, not my Top Five:
5. Tunnel of Love
4. Born to Run
2. Darkness on The Edge of Town
1. The River
Close… but no cigar, sir
Yes, I’ve blown it right out of the gate. I’ll have to send my crystal ball out for repairs. When you’re at the end of the series, I’ll unveil my Top Five. We have two in common.