Saturday, September 13, 2008

Album Of The Day #56: DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN - Bruce Springsteen

Title: Darkness On The Edge Of Town

Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Label: Columbia
Year: 1978
Songs: Badlands/Adam Raised A Cain/Something In The Night/Candy's Room/Racing In The Street/The Promised Land/Factory/Streets Of Fire/Prove It All Night/Darkness On The Edge Of Town
Written by: Bruce Springsteen
Produced by: Jon Landau & Bruce Springsteen
Thoughts: This isn't my favorite Springsteen album, so it's not one I frequently turn to, but it is really good. His vocals are pretty spotty at times, but the E Street Band's work is right up there with the best bands ever. The songs are tight, meaning that the cinematic feel of Born To Run is completely gone and this is where Springsteen really started writing about "the work, the working, just the working life," as he writes in "Factory". My favorite track is "Candy's Room", where the instrumetnation makes your heart race as you and the singer reach this girl's room. "Streets Of Fire" is my least favorite track, as I think his voice and the rest of the songs is a little over-the-top. Overall, a good, solid album, but not his best.
Rating: 7/10

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