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Bruce Springsteen is one of the greatest rock singers and best singer/songwriters of all time. Though he's from New Jersey, "The Boss" personifies Heartland rock, with his blue collar storytelling and catchy tunes. He's primarily associated with the E Street Band, but broke from them briefly, during the period of the Human Touch and Lucky Town albums, both released in 1992. This list of the best Bruce Springsteen albums includes pictures of the album covers when available. The Bruce Springsteen discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Bruce Springsteen albums can be found at the top of the list. 

To make voting for your favorite records easier, we haven't included Bruce Springsteen singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Bruce Springsteen album isn't ranked highly enough, vote for it so it receives proper credit. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Bruce Springsteen album, vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know what is the best Bruce Springsteen album of all time, this list will answer your question. Albums range from Born to Run (1975) to The River (1980) to Born in the USA (1984). These popular Bruce Springsteen CDs have been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

Born to Run is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bruce Springsteen Albums of All Time
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Born to Run


Release Date: 1975

Artist: Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band

Producer: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau, Mike Appel

Tracks: Backstreets, Thunder Road, Meeting Across the River, Night, She’s the One, + more

Length (mins): 00:39:30

Genres (Music): Rock music, Rock and roll

Also Ranked

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Darkness on the Edge of Town is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bruce Springsteen Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1978

Artist: Bruce Springsteen

Producer: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau

Tracks: Racing in the Street, Badlands, Something in the Night, Darkness on the Edge of Town, Adam Raised a Cain, + more

Length (mins): 00:43:02

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Rock music, Hard rock, Heartland rock

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The River


The River is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bruce Springsteen Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1980

Artist: Bruce Springsteen

Tracks: Out in the Street, Two Hearts, Hungry Heart, Cadillac Ranch, You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch), + more

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Rock music, Heartland rock

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Born in the U.S.A. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bruce Springsteen Albums of All Time
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Born in the U.S.A.


Release Date: 1984

Artist: Bruce Springsteen

Producer: Steven Van Zandt, Jon Landau, Chuck Plotkin

Tracks: Darlington County, Downbound Train, Born in the U.S.A., I’m Goin’ Down, Dancing in the Dark, + more

Length (mins): 00:46:58

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Rock music, Heartland rock

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#66 on What Are the Best Diamond Certified Albums of All Time?

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