NewCC0016: Bruce Springsteen

Tags: 
  • Born to Run (75): *****
  • The River (80): *****
  • Darkness on the Edge of Town (78): **** 1/2
  • Born in the U.S.A. (84): **** 1/2
  • The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle (73): **** 1/2
  • Nebraska (82): **** 1/2
  • Tunnel of Love (87): **** 1/2
  • Live 1975 - 1985 (86): ****
  • Tracks (98): ****
  • The Ghost of Tom Joad (95): *** 1/2
  • Lucky Town (92): *** 1/2
  • Eighteen Tracks (99): *** 1/2
  • Greetings from Asbury Park NJ (73): *** 1/2
  • Human Touch (92): ***
  • Greatest Hits (95): ***
Author Comments: 

This is a new entry in an up-dated series I'm calling the New Critical Consensus. Several people have requested updates of the older series, and since critical opinions shift, I am revamping the entire system. I am averaging the opinions of several excellent music critics to produce a list of each artist's albums. Rather than using a number system, which was perhaps a bit clunky, I will now be using a five-star system. The albums will be listed in a recommended purchasing order, so new fans will have an idea of where the best place to start buying an artist's work is.
These are not my opinions, although, since I have chosen the critics used (and I'm using many), my taste will perhaps seep through a bit.

Terribly nerdy, I know, but maybe this will help people only now beginning to dabble into certain artists' bodies of work.

Scale:

***** - Masterpiece
**** 1/2 - Classic
**** - Great
*** 1/2 - Good
*** - Above Average
** 1/2 - Average
** - Below Average
* 1/2 - Bad
* - Terrible
1/2 - One of the worst albums ever