Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…
2 June 2018
Artist: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
Album: DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
Released: 2 June 1978 – 40 years ago
ROLLING STONE wrote at: “Occasionally, a record appears that changes fundamentally the way we hear rock & roll, the way it’s recorded, the way it’s played. Such records — Jimi Hendrix’ Are You Experienced, Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone,” Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks, Who’s Next, The Band — force response, both from the musical community and the audience. To me, these are the records justifiably called classics, and I have no doubt that Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town will someday fit as naturally within that list as the Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” or Sly and the Family Stone’s “Dance to the Music. The album feels like the threshold of a new period in which we’ll again have “lives on the line where dreams are found and lost.” It poses once more the question that rock & roll’s epiphanic moments always raise: Do you believe in magic? And once again, the answer is yes. Absolutely.”
Score: 5/5 – Full review here.
TURN UP THE VOLUME says: One of his achievements ever. A pure masterwork.
Here’s the diamond in full…