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Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

Post by BleuPanda » Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:26 pm

For Bruce Springsteen, I will do a top x song list (number dependent on how many songs pass a certain threshold of points), along with however many albums get at least a single vote. Everyone should vote in this topic up to their top 25 songs and top 10 albums (note that you can choose to vote for less songs down to a minimum of 15 and less albums down to a minimum of 7). These numbers will change depending on the artist.

The Deadline will be November 30th, 2016. The results will be shared at the beginning of December. Whether or not the results have been revealed, the next artist poll will be posted on December 1st; next time will be The Rolling Stones, unless someone argues otherwise (we will be following the order of the most recent artist poll: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3966&start=550#p58413)

If you change your list, please post it in a new post (otherwise I might miss it).

General rules:
1. Only include songs with the artist/group featured in the primary credit (i.e. Under Pressure is alright for Bowie, but not Reflektor)
2. Studio and live albums are eligible, greatest hits are not; compilations of earlier work that went unreleased such as The Velvet Underground's V.U. are eligible

Point distribution:
Albums:
1. 50 points
2. 37
3. 28
4. 22
5. 18
6. 14
7. 10
8. 8
9. 6
10. 4

Songs:
1. 50 points
2. 45
3. 40
4. 36
5. 33
6. 30
7. 28
8. 26
9. 24
10. 22
11. 20
12. 18
13. 16
14. 14
15. 12
16. 10
17. 9
18. 8
19. 7
20. 6
21. 5
22. 4
23. 3
24. 2
25. 1

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

Post by gabebasso » Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:35 pm

Songs

1 Born to Run
2 Thunder Road
3 Jungleland
4 The River
5 Backstreets
6 Born in the U.S.A
7 Dancing in the Dark
8 Candy's Room
9 Bobby Jean
10 Darkness on the Edge of Town
11 Atlantic City
12 Racing in the Street
13 Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
14 Adam Raised a Cain
15 Badlands
16 Hungry Heart
17 Brilliant Disguise
18 Streets of Philadelphia
19 The Promised Land
20 Drive All Night
21 I'm on Fire
22 Prove It All Night
23 Point Black
24 State Trooper
25 Roselita (Come Out Tonight)

Albums

1 Born to Run
2 Darkness on the Edge of Town
3 Born in the U.S.A
4 Nebraska
5 The River
6 Live 1975-1985
7 The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle
8 Tunnel of Love
9 The Rising
10 Magic

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

Post by slick » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:36 pm

ALBUMS:

1. Darkness On The Edge Of Town
2. Born To Run
3. Nebraska
4. Magic
5. The River
6. Tunnel Of Love
7. The Wild, The Innocent & The E. Street Shuffle
8. The Rising
9. Born In The USA
10. Wrecking Ball

SONGS:

1. Thunder Road
2. Radio Nowhere
3. Brilliant Disguise
4. Adam Raised A Cain
5. Born To Run
6. The River
7. The Rising
8. Badlands
9. Girls In Their Summer Clothes
10. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
11. Better Days
12. Glory Days
13. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
14. Atlantic City
15. Cover Me
16. Backstreets
17. Open All Night
18. We Take Care Of Our Own
19. Human Touch
20. Jungleland
21. Darkness On The Edge Of Town
22. Lonesome Day
23. Murder Incorporated
24. Dancing In The Dark
25. Hungry Heart

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

Post by Live in Phoenix » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:25 pm

Recommendations via favorite track from each album:

Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.: Spirit in the Night
The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle: 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
Born to Run: Born to Run
Darkness on the Edge of Town: The Promised Land

The River: Hungry Heart
Nebraska: Nebraska
Born in the U.S.A.: Dancing in the Dark
Tunnel of Love: Tunnel of Love

Tempted to now say, "Take a right at the light, keep goin' straight until night, and then, boy, you're on your own"
Human Touch: Human Touch
Lucky Town: My Beautiful Reward
The Ghost of Tom Joad: Youngstown

The Rising: Waitin' on a Sunny Day
Devils & Dust: Long Time Comin'
We Shall Overcome:The Seeger Sessions: O Mary Don't You Weep
Magic: Girls in Their Summer Clothes
Working on a Dream: Working on a Dream

Wrecking Ball: We Take Care of Our Own
High Hopes: High Hopes

Non-album track: Rockaway the Days

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

Post by Dexter » Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:13 am

Songs:
1. Born to Run
2. Dancing in the Dark
3. Born in the U.S.A.
4. Thunder Road
5. Streets of Philadelphia
6. The River
7. I'm on Fire
8. Glory Days
9. Hungry Heart
10. Atlantic City
11. Badlands
12. Radio Nowhere
13. Human Touch
14. Brilliant Disguise
15. Jungleland
16. Nebraska
17. Blinded by the Light
18. The Rising
19. Darkness on the Edge of Town
20. The Ghost of Tom Joad
21. Spirit in the Night
22. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
23. The Promised Land
24. Lonesome Day
25. For You

Albums:
1. Born in the U.S.A.
2. Born to Run
3. Nebraska
4. Darkness on the Edge of Town
5. The River
6. Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
7. Tunnel of Love
8. The Wild, The Innocent & the E Street Shuffle
9. We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
10. The Rising

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

Post by notbrianeno » Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:07 pm

ALBUMS:

1. Darkness on the Edge of Town
2. Born to Run
3. Nebraska
4. Lucky Town
5. The River
6. Tunnel of Love
7. The Wild, the Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle
8. Born in the U.S.A.
9. Wrecking Ball
10. Magic

SONGS:

1. "Backstreets"
2. "Darkness on the Edge of Town"
3. "Racing in the Street"
4. "Thunder Road"
5. "Prove It All Night"
6. "The Promised Land"
7. "Tougher Than The Rest"
8. "Jungleland"
9. "Atlantic City"
10. "Cover Me"
11. "Lucky Town"
12. "Spare Parts"
13. "Born in the U.S.A."
14. "I'm On Fire"
15. "State Trooper"
16. "Adam Raised A Cain"
17. "Mansion on the Hill"
18. "Downbound Train"
19. "Better Days"
20. "Incident on 57th Street"
21. "Hungry Heart"
22. "Badlands"
23. "The River"
24. "Born to Run"
25. "Soul Driver"
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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

Post by Dan » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:03 pm

I used to think that Springsteen's classic 70s albums had too much testosterone and not enough charm, but I'm changing my mind about them. Born to Run in particular keeps growing on me with each listen. But I still think that two of his 80s classics are his best. And I obviously feel that We Shall Overome: The Seeger Sessions is underrated. It might not be my absolute favourite folk album, and although it loses a bit of steam towards the end it is definitely my favourite energetic folk album.

Albums
1. Born in the U.S.A.
2. Nebraska
3. Born to Run
4. We Shall Overome: The Seeger Sessions
5. Darkness on the Edge of Town
6. Magic
7. The River
8. The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle
9. The Ghost of Tom Joad
10. Tunnel of Love

Songs
1. Born to Run
2. O Mary Don't You Weep
3. I'm on Fire
4. Dancing in the Dark
5. Born in the U.S.A.
6. Radio Nowhere
7. Bobby Jean
8. Thunder Road
9. Candy's Room
10. Atlantic City
11. Hungry Heart
12. Livin' in the Future
13. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
14. Downbound Train
15. Mansion on the Hill
16. Streets of Philadelphia
17. New York City Serenade
18. The Ghost of Tom Joad
19. The River
20. Badlands
21. Jacob's Ladder
22. State Trooper
23. John Henry
24. Nebraska
25. Racing in the Street

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

Post by BleuPanda » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:48 am

Listened to a ton of Springsteen this past week; I hadn't revisited his albums since first listen, even though Born to Run had broken into my top 5 songs since my first stroll through his discography. He has since jumped from the mid-40s on my artist list to number 5...

Albums:
1. Born to Run
2. Darkness on the Edge of Town
3. Born in the USA
4. The River
5. Nebraska
6. The Wild, the Innocent, and the E-Street Shuffle
7. The Ghost of Tom Joad
8. Tunnel of Love
9. The Rising
10. Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ

Songs:
1. Born to Run
2. Thunder Road
3. Dancing in the Dark
4. Born in the USA
5. Atlantic City
6. I'm on Fire
7. The River
8. Jungleland
9. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
10. Candy's Room
11. Blinded By the Light
12. Tenth Avenue Freeze Out
13. Hungry Heart
14. Prove It All Night
15. The Ghost of Tom Joad
16. Streets of Philadelphia
17. Backstreets
18. Badlands
19. No Surrender
20. Lost in the Flood
21. Adam Raised a Cain
22. State Trooper
23. Glory Days
24. Brilliant Disguise
25. New York City Serenade

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Post by BleuPanda » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:05 pm

Halfway through the month...I fear Springsteen could be our least popular artist to cover. While he's obviously well-respected, I feel like few people have actually engaged with his large body of work compared to the other mega-artists. I'm hoping things shift to a higher number once we get to artists whose discography are small enough to explore in an afternoon; that should be less intimidating.

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

Post by Henrik » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:25 pm

Songs

1. Badlands
2. Atlantic City
3. Born to Run
4. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
5. Hungry Heart
6. Adam Raised a Cain
7. She's the One
8. Cover Me
9. Tougher Than the Rest
10. Meeting Across the River
11. Thunder Road
12. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
13. I'm On Fire
14. The River
15. Streets of Fire
16. Dancing In The Dark
17. The Ghost of Tom Joad
18. It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City
19. Candy's Room
20. Born In The U.S.A.
21. Backstreets
22. Jungleland
23. Working On The Highway
24. Streets of Philadelphia
25. No Surrender
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Post by Listyguy » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:54 am

1 Born in the USA
2 Born to Run
3 Darkness on the Edge of Town
4 Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ
5 The Wild, The Innocent and the E-Street Shuffle
6 Nebraska
7 The River
8 Tunnel of Love
9 The Rising
10 The Seeger Sessions

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Post by Listyguy » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:58 am

1. Prove It All Night
2. Jungleland
3. Darkness on the Edge of Town
4. Atlantic City
5. Candy's Room
6. Adam Raised a Cain
7. The Rising
8. I'm Goin' Down
9. Downbound Train
10. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
11. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
12. Night
13. Brilliant Diguise
14. Glory Days
15. Backstreets
16. The River
17. Because the Night
18. She's the One
19. Dancing in the Dark
20. The Promised Land
21. Darlington County
22. Born to Run
23. Radio Nowhere
24. Badlands
25. Blinded by the Light

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

Post by Rob » Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:12 pm

BleuPanda wrote:Halfway through the month...I fear Springsteen could be our least popular artist to cover. While he's obviously well-respected, I feel like few people have actually engaged with his large body of work compared to the other mega-artists. I'm hoping things shift to a higher number once we get to artists whose discography are small enough to explore in an afternoon; that should be less intimidating.
I have listened to a lot of Springsteen over the years and definitely want to make a list, but I really have to reacquaint myself with much of his post 80's-output. Sadly, various other musical interests keep me from doing so. I hope to get around it next week.

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Post by bonnielaurel » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:19 am

Albums:
1. Born to Run
2. Born in the U.S.A.
3. The River
4. Darkness on the Edge of Town
5. Tunnel of Love
6. Human Touch
7. Nebraska
8. Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
9. The Rising
10. The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle

Songs:
1. Born to Run
2. I'm on Fire
3. Born in the U.S.A.
4. Jungleland
5. Hungry Heart
6. Brilliant Disguise
7. Human Touch
8. Thunder Road
9. Glory Days
10. Badlands
11. Dancing in the Dark
12. The River
13. My Hometown
14. Blinded by the Light
15. Streets of Philadelphia
16. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
17. Atlantic City
18. We Take Care of Our Own
19. The Rising
20. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
21. Outlaw Pete
22. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
23. Tougher Than the Rest
24. 57 Channels (And Nothin' On)
25. Working on the Highway

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Post by Red Ant » Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:29 pm

Albums

1|Born to Run
2|Darkness on the Edge of Town
3|Born in the USA
4|The River
5|Nebraska
6|Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ
7|The Wild, The Innocent and the E-Street Shuffle
8|Tunnel of Love
9|Lucky Town
10|The Rising

Tracks

1|Jungleland
2|Born To Run
3|Thunder Road
4|Badlands
5|Backstreets
6|Atlantic City
7|Racing In The Street
8|Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
9|Darkness On The Edge Of Town
10|Independence Day
11|Tougher Than The Rest
12|The Promised Land
13|My City Of Ruins
14|Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
15|The River
16|We Take Care Of Our Own
17|Born In The USA
18|Dancing In The Dark
19|Hungry Heart
20|Land Of Hope And Dreams
21|No Surrender
22|Prove It All Night
23|Glory Days
24|Adam Raised A Cain
25|4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)

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Post by sonofsamiam » Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:56 pm

Songs

1 | Born to Run
2 | Atlantic City
3 | Jungleland
4 | Incident on 57th Street
5 | The River
6 | Thunder Road
7 | I'm on Fire
8 | Racing in the Street
9 | Highway Patrolman
10 | The Promised Land
11 | Brilliant Disguise
12 | Growin' Up
13 | Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
14 | Blinded by the Light
15 | Nebraska
16 | You’re Missing
17 | Badlands
18 | Tunnel of Love
19 | New York City Serenade
20 | Spirit in the Night
21 | State Trooper
22 | Candy’s Room
23 | The Ghost of Tom Joad
24 | Independence Day
25 | Born in the U.S.A.

Albums

1 | Born to Run
2 | Nebraska
3 | Darkness on the Edge of Town
4 | The Wild, the Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle
5 | Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
6 | Born in the U.S.A.
7 | Tunnel of Love
8 | The River
9 | The Rising
10 | The Ghost of Tom Joad

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Post by andyd1010 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:50 pm

Songs
1 | Born to Run
2 | Thunder Road
3 | Dancing in the Dark
4 | Glory Days
5 | Darkness on the Edge of Town
6 | Born in the U.S.A.
7 | Jungleland
8 | The River
9 | Atlantic City
10 | No Surrender
11 | Sherry Darling
12 | New York City Serenade
13 | Bobby Jean
14 | Backstreets
15 | She's the One
16 | Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
17 | My City of Ruins
18 | Hungry Heart
19 | Out in the Street
20 | I'm on Fire
21 | Badlands
22 | Factory
23 | Growin' Up
24 | Spirit in the Night
25 | Wrecking Ball

Albums
1 | Born to Run
2 | Born in the U.S.A.
3 | The River
4 | Darkness on the Edge of Town
5 | The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle
6 | Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
7 | The Rising
8 | Nebraska
9 | Wrecking Ball
10 | Tunnel of Love

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

Post by BleuPanda » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:43 pm

Honorio requested I wait for him, so this will be open until he submits his list, if that is after the deadline. I will still post the Leonard Cohen topic on December 1st. If anyone else needs an extension, just let me know.

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Post by Matski » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:33 pm

I plan to post mine tomorrow. It's almost done, there are just a few non-album tracks to be reoganised into final song list.

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Post by PlasticRam » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:31 pm

Albums:

1. Born in the U.S.A.
2. Born to Run
3. Darkness on the Edge of Town
4. The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle
5. The River
6. The Rising
7. Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.

All of these albums are on my all-time list.

Songs:

1. Born to Run
2. Born in the U.S.A.
3. Blinded by the Light
4. I'm Goin' Down
5. Badlands
6. My City of Ruins
7. Glory Days
8. Lonesome Day
9. Prove It All Night
10. Racing in the Street
11. Promised Land
12. Incident on 57th Street
13. 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
14. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
15. Hungry Heart

Born to Run is in my all-time top 10 songs.
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Post by Live in Phoenix » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:17 am

"Breakaway" and "Talk to Me" (both from The Promise) were the hidden gems I found from this.

Albums:
1. Born in the U.S.A (#2 all-time)
2. Tunnel of Love
3. Born to Run
4. The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle
5. The Promise
6. High Hopes
7. Darkness on the Edge of Town
8. Nebraska
9. Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
10. The River

Songs:
1. Tunnel of Love (top 10 all-time)
2. Dancing in the Dark
3. Born to Run
4. Backstreets
5. Glory Days
6. My Hometown
7. I’m on Fire
8. The Promised Land
9. Brilliant Disguise
10. Cover Me
11. Two Faces
12. Born in the U.S.A.
13. Hungry Heart
14. Darlington County
15. Working on the Highway
16. 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
17. Kitty's Back
18. Incident on 57th Street
19. Waitin' on a Sunny Day
20. The Rising
21. Cautious Man
22. Breakaway
23. Talk to Me
24. We Take Care of Our Own
25. Downbound Train

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Post by Gillingham » Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:46 am

Albums:

1. Nebraska
2. Born to Run
3. Darkness on the Edge of Town
4. The Ghost of Tom Joad
5. Tunnel of Love
6. Born in the USA
7. The River
8. The Wild, The Innocent & the E Street Shuffle

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

Post by Miguel » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:06 am

Albums:

1. Tunnel of Love
2. Magic
3. The Rising
4. Nebraska
5. Born to Run
6. The River
7. Darkness on the Edge of Town
8. Born in the USA
9. Devil and Dust
10. Wrecking Ball



Songs:

1. Atlantic City
2. Brilliant Disguise
3. Radio Nowhere
4. Livin’ in the Future
5. The River
6. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
7. You’ll Be Coming Down
8. Thougher than the Rest
9. Walk Like a Man
10. Streets of Philadelphia
11. Lonesome Day
12. Mansion on the Hill
13. Tunnel of Love
14. Candy’s Room
15. One Step Up
16. Point Blank
17. Dancing in the Dark
18. Born in the USA
19. Waiting on a Sunny Day
20. I’m on fire
21. Countin’ On A Miracle
22. Jungleland
23. Empty Sky
24. Into the fire
25. Hungry Heart

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

Post by Matski » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:13 am

This last month has really had me delve and re-evaluate Springsteen's discography more than I originally planned to happen.
Feeling satisfied with these results.

Edit: I wasn't going to post the entirety of both lists as everyone above me had stuck strictly to ten albums and twenty-five songs or less. Honorio's post below has inspired me to post the entire lot.

01| Born to Run
02| Born in the U.S.A.
03| The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle
04| Darkness on the Edge of Town
05| Nebraska
06| Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
07| The River
08| Tunnel of Love
09| We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
10| The Rising

11| Devils & Dust
12| Magic
13| Wrecking Ball
14| High Hopes
15| Lucky Town
16| The Ghost of Tom Joad
17| Working on a Dream
18| Human Touch

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01 | Jungleland
02 | Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
03 | Dancing in the Dark
04 | Thunder Road
05 | Atlantic City
06 | Born to Run
07 | Born in the U.S.A
08 | Prove It all Night
09 | Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
10 | I'm on Fire
11 | Incident on 57th Street
12 | Darkness on the Edge of Town
13 | Highway Patrolman
14 | She's the One
15 | Glory Days
16 | For You
17 | Badlands
18 | Backstreets
19 | Drive All Night
20 | State Trooper
21 | The E Street Shuffle
22 | Streets of Fire
23 | The Ghost of Tom Joad
24 | Cover Me
25 | Secret Garden

26 | It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City
27 | Because the Night
28 | Racing in the Streets
29 | Tougher Than the Rest
30 | The Fever
31 | The Promised Land
32 | Spirits in the Night
33 | Tunnel of Love
34 | Downbound Train
35 | My Hometown
36 | 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
37 | Blinded by the Light
38 | Cautious Man
39 | Open all Night
40 | Ain't Got You
41 | Nebraska
42 | Be True
43 | The Rising
44 | Hungry Heart
45 | Growing Up
46 | Nothing Man
47 | Land of Hope and Dreams
48 | New York City Serenade
49 | Wreck on the Highway
50 | The River
51 | Used Cars
52 | Two Hearts in True Waltz Time
53 | Livin' in the Future
54 | All I'm Thinkin' About
55 | Meeting Across the River
56 | You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
57 | If I Should Fall Behind
58 | Working on the Highway
59 | Brilliant Disguise
60 | The Ties That Bind
61 | Roll of the Dice
62 | Independence Day
63 | Into the Fire
64 | No Surrender
65 | Stolen Car
66 | Rockaway the Days
67 | Point Blank
68 | Candy's Room
69 | Kitty's Back
70 | Two Hearts
71 | One Step Up
72 | My Father's House
73 | Johnny 99
74 | Out on the Street
75 | Valentine's Day
76 | Lost in the Flood
77 | All the Way Home
78 | Reason to Believe
79 | Valentine's Day
80 | Lonesome Day
81 | Murder Incorporated
82 | Human Touch
83 | Sherry Darling
84 | Bobby Jean
85 | Street of Philadelphia
86 | Devils & Dust
87 | We Take Care of Our Own
88 | Living Proof
89 | Walk Like a Man
90 | Fade Away
91 | Better Days
92 | I Wanna Marry You
93 | Youngstown
94 | Something in the Night
95 | I'm a Rocker
96 | American Skin ( 41 Shots)
97 | The Promise
98 | Gave It a Name
99 | Radio Nowhere
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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

Post by BleuPanda » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:52 pm

Essentially the last day; I'll be keeping this open until Honorio posts and whenever I finish adding everything together. So you likely have a few more days, but it's better to get it done before these hard deadlines happen.

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

Post by Honorio » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:06 pm

Sorry, BleuPanda, my computer broke down on Friday and only today it got fixed. Anyway I finally managed to sent my list just before the deadline.
I haven't included live albums but some live songs may pop on the song list.

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Albums:

1. Born to Run (1975, my #18 album of all time)
Springsteen wanted his album to sound like “Roy Orbison singing Bob Dylan produced by Phil Spector”. And he succeeded, the wall of sound was there thanks to Jon Landau and a renewed E-Street Band, the lyrics were as rich as the Dylan ones and the dramatic deliverance owed some debts to Roy Orbison. But make no mistake here, the final results were 100% Springsteen.

2. The River (1980, #49)
The splendid double album of Springsteen is also one of his more personal efforts, dealing with the conflictive relationship with his father on "Independence Day" and reflecting the heartbreaking but real story of his sister and his brother-in-law on the title track. Never before and after his scenes of broken heroes were so real. Is a dream a lie if it don't come true?

3. Nebraska (1982, #121)
Portraits of crime and desperation, nude and chilling songs, a dark album whose stature is always getting bigger and bigger.

4. Born in the U.S.A. (1984)
Bruce as the hit machine or the admirable lesson of how to make music for the masses without losing integrity and spark.

5. Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
Springsteen emerged from his period in the wilderness with the album that truly crystallized the sound of the E Street Band.

6. The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle (1973)
7. The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995)
8. The Rising (2002)
9. We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions (2006)
10. Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. (1973)

11. Tracks (1998)
12. Tunnel of Love (1987)
13. Wrecking Ball (2012)
14. Magic (2007)
15. The Promise (2010)
16. Devils & Dust (2005)
17. Lucky Town (1992)
18. High Hopes (2014)
19. Working on a Dream (2009)
20. Human Touch (1992)


And now the songs, a Top 100. On some cases you will find two different release dates, the first one is the first official release and the second one is the release date of the version I choose for my Spotify list (usually the full studio version).

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Songs:

1. Born to Run (1975, my #5 song of all time)
Cars and girls. "Chrome wheeled, fuel injected" cars (or motorcycles, I don't mind). Girls that "comb their hair in rear-view mirrors." Boys that "try to look so hard." Maybe these backstreet Romeo and Juliet stories of the first Springsteen albums only happened in a parallel universe but introduced an epic tone in rock music almost unheard previously (at least in such heights) and almost unreachable after, even by Springsteen himself. Some things hurt more much more than cars and girls? Really?

2. The River (1980, #60)
The real story of Springsteen sister told from the point of view of his brother-in-law exemplifies the broken dreams of a whole generation, the working-class young people growing up on the 70s just to face the big difference between their dreams and their reality. "All the things that seemed so important / well, mister, they vanished right into the air." I know, the river is dry.

3. Thunder Road (1975)
Roll down the window and let the wind blow back your hair. Well, the night's busting open, these two lanes will take us anywhere. We got one last chance to make it real, to trade in these wings on some wheels. Climb in back, heaven's waiting on down the tracks. Oh oh, come take my hand, we're riding out tonight to case the promised land. Oh oh oh oh, Thunder Road.

4. Bobby Jean (1984)
I like my sentimental Bruce. An ode to a lost friend (not clear if fictitious or real, if male or female) that's really touching.

5. Jungleland (1975)
Yes, a third song from "Born to Run" on my Top 5. A 10-minutes epic, the peak of both Roy Bittan and Clarence Clemons.

6. Racing in the Street (1978)
7. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (1973)
8. Candy's Room (1978)
9. Stolen Car (1980)
10. Because the Night (1986/2010)
11. Growin' Up (1973)
12. Backstreets (1975)
13. Atlantic City (1982)
14. Hungry Heart (1980)
15. No Surrender (1984)
16. Badlands (1978)
17. State Trooper (1982)
18. The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995)
19. Spirit in the Night (1973)
20. 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) (1973)
21. Tougher Than the Rest (1987)
22. American Skin (41 Shots) (2001/2014)
23. Radio Nowhere (2007)
24. Born in the U.S.A. (1984)
25. My City of Ruins (2001/2002)

26. New York City Serenade (1973)
27. The Promise (1999/2010)
28. Streets of Philadelphia (1993)
29. Land of Hopes and Dreams (2001/2012)
30. Highway Patrolman (1982)
31. Youngstown (1995)
32. The Rising (2002)
33. Brilliant Disguise (1987)
34. Girls in Their Summer Clothes (2007)
35. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (1975)
36. Glory Days (1984)
37. Independence Day (1980)
38. We Take Care of Our Own (2012)
39. Fire (1986/2010)
40. Adam Raised a Cain (1978)
41. Lonesome Day (2002)
42. Incident on 57th Street (1973)
43. Point Blank (1980)
44. Downbound Train (1984)
45. Nebraska (1982)
46. The Promised Land (1978)
47. The Ties That Bind (1980)
48. O Mary Don't You Weep (2006)
49. Dead Man Walkin' (1996)
50. Long Walk Home (2007)
51. Meeting Across the River (1975)
52. The Price You Pay (1980)
53. Devils & Dust (2005)
54. Worlds Apart (2002)
55. Reason to Believe (1982)
56. Wreck on the Highway (1980)
57. Blinded by the Light (1973)
58. Roulette (1988)
59. Sherry Darling (1980)
60. American Land (2006/2012)
61. Eyes on the Prize (2006)
62. Drive All Night (1980)
63. Long Time Comin' (2005)
64. Jack of All Trades (2012)
65. She's the One (1975)
66. It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City (1973)
67. Loose Ends (1998)
68. I'm on Fire (1984)
69. Sad Eyes (1998)
70. This Life (2009)
71. Kitty's Back (1973)
72. Restless Nights (1998)
73. Brothers Under the Bridge (1998)
74. My Father's House (1982)
75. One Step Up (1987)
76. Lucky Town (1992)
77. Cover Me (1984)
78. Prove It All Night (1978)
79. 57 Channels (And Nothin' On) (1992)
80. The New Timer (1995)
81. Johnny 99 (1982)
82. Cadillac Ranch (1980)
83. The Wall (2014)
84. Ain't Good Enough for You (2010)
85. Out in the Street (1980)
86. Better Days (1992)
87. Dancing in the Dark (1984)
88. Shackled and Drawn (2012)
89. For You (1973)
90. Meet Me in the City (2015)
91. Johnny, Bye-Bye (1985)
92. This Hard Land (1995/1998)
93. Seeds (1986)
94. You're Missing (2002)
95. Pink Cadillac (1984)
96. County Fair (2003)
97. The Wrestler (2008)
98. Chimes of Freedom (1988)
99. Paradise by the "C" (1986/2015)
100. John Henry (2006)



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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

Post by Rob » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:39 pm

It's still 30 November here. I hope it still counts, even though Honorio posted.

I wanted to take the time to listen to Bruce Springsteen's complete output, but a lot of other music came between it. I still missed the live albums, archival work like Tracks and The Promise, as well as High Hopes. Still, the listening I got in was not in vain, if only because of my new respect for The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle. I listened to it once years ago and for some reason disliked it enormously and never gave it another shot. Now I did and it turns out it is a very good album.

Also, no time for further comments, except that Wrecking Ball is really under-appreciated. It may not be the masterpiece Rolling Stones see in it, but the backlash it received almost because of it is ridiculous.

Top 10 albums:
1. Darkness on the Edge of Town
2. Nebraska
3. Born to Run
4. Born in the U.S.A.
5. We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
6. The River
7. The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle
8. Wrecking Ball
9. The Ghost of Tom Joad
10. Tunnel of Love

Top 25 songs:
1. Thunder Road
2. Adam Raised a Cain
3. The River
4. Born to Run
5. Dancing in the Dark
6. Streets of Philadelphia
7. American Skin (41 Shots)
8. Blinded by the Light
9. Land of Hope and Dreams
10. Highway Patrolman
11. It’s Hard to Be a Saint in the City
12. Born in the U.S.A.
13. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
14. Death to My Hometown
15. Kitty’s Back
16. The Ghost of Tom Joad
17. Glory Days
18. Johnny 99
19. Racing in the Street
20. Nebraska
21. I’m on Fire
22. My City of Ruins
23. Brilliant Disguise
24. Badlands
25. Old Dan Tucker

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

Post by Matski » Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:39 pm

People tend to hate Wrecking Ball? Can't claim to speak for everyone here who doesn't have it in their top ten but it's not that it's a bad album - it's actually pretty good. It's just that Springsteen made ten or so albums that are even better to my ears.

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

Post by BleuPanda » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:49 pm

Alright, I have finished adding all the lists together. Number 50 this time only has 30 points; should I start at #50 like usual, or make this a top 40 (even number 40 only has 47 points)?

I'm currently working on adding other information (years, AMF rank, etc), so if you're in the middle of working on a list and haven't yet told me, you will want to submit soon (or, you know, just message me).

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

Post by BleuPanda » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:11 pm

I now have all the information to present, but won't start until tomorrow evening. If you want to be part of this, submit soon.

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

Post by EmilienDelRey » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:12 pm

01 | Atlantic City
02 | Jungleland
03 | Something in the Night
04 | Born to Run
05 | Dancing in the Dark
06 | Candy's Room
07 | Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
08 | I'm on Fire
09 | Adam Raised a Cain
10 | Backstreets
11 | Blinded by the Light
12 | Meeting Across the River
13 | Gave It a Name
14 | Thunder Road
15 | Badlands
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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

Post by BleuPanda » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:22 pm

EmilienDelRey wrote:01 | Atlantic City
02 | Jungleland
03 | Something in the Night
04 | Born to Run
05 | Dancing in the Dark
06 | Candy's Room
07 | Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
08 | I'm on Fire
09 | Backstreets
10 | Blinded by the Light
11 | Meeting Across the River
13 | Gave It a Name
14 | Thunder Road
15 | Badlands

You're missing a #12.

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Re: Individual Artist Poll: Bruce Springsteen

Post by EmilienDelRey » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:28 pm

BleuPanda wrote:
EmilienDelRey wrote:You're missing a #12.
fixed! thank you

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