Bruce Springsteen - The River
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1980 Ratings: #17 / 119
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Based on 135 ratings
1980 Ratings: #10
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October 17, 1980 / Release Date
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Columbia / Label
Rock / Genres
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There is always an innate risk when it comes to double albums, and Bruce Springsteen’s risk on his fifth LP effort was unfortunately a bit of a miss from my perspective. The River tends to bridge too often into the hokey end of Springsteen’s style, making it apparent that many of these songs could have easily been left off the album and instead been one cohesive and strong release. Instead, it tends to be a major hit or miss affair.

At its best moments, Springsteen follows a ... read more
This is a long album but god damn is every second just great and at this point in his career Bruce Springsteen had already solidified himself as a music legend and he still got more up his sleeve after this.

Track Review

The Ties That Bind 9/10
Sherry Darling 8.5/10
Jackson Cage 9/10
Two Hearts 8.5/10
Independence Day 9.5/10
Hungry Heart 9.5/10
Out in the Street 8/10
Crush on You 8/10
You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch) 8/10
I Wanna Marry You 8.5/10
The River 9/10
Point Blank ... read more
The best tracks here perfectly evoke a rainy midwest ennui. The feeling that your life is not fully under your control, hitting those notes better than arguably any other Springsteen album
This is what I call an EPIC
Como sempre instrumental perfection.


Disco 1 - The ties that bind. Sherry darling, Crush on you, You can look, I wanna mary you e The river.

Disco 2 - Point blank, Cadillac ranch, Stolen car, Ramrod, The price you pay e Wreck on the highway
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Track List


  1. The Ties That Bind
  2. Sherry Darling
  3. Jackson Cage
  4. Two Hearts
  5. Independence Day
  6. Hungry Heart
  7. Out in the Street
  8. Crush on You
  9. You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
  10. I Wanna Marry You
  11. The River
  12. Point Blank
  13. Cadillac Ranch
  14. I'm a Rocker
  15. Fade Away
  16. Stolen Car
  17. Ramrod
  18. The Price You Pay
  19. Drive All Night
  20. Wreck on the Highway


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Added on: February 23, 2013