Why give this anything but five stars?
One of the Boss's best albums.
Sure it's a long album but what makes one give it four stars?
It may not be the ultimate Boss record, but every song is worth a listen over and over.
The River of greed
By Critic at large 3.412
Does Springsteen have no shame. That is probably more than the album cost when originally released. Really, at what point have your stolen enough money from your fans. Aren't you rich enough yet? A 40 year album should be free.
The general admission ticket for this album tour only cost me $15.
Love this album
By Kanye USA
One of my favorite albums pre Bruce Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Springsteen at his hard rocking best
By ds reyburn
Of course the ballads are heartbreaking with their spare arrangements and deceptively simple lyrics that tell haunting short stories with a few well-chosen words.
But what makes this album one for the top of the “If I could only have one Bruce Springsteen record on a desert island” is the rockers.
Cadillac Ranch throws off so much swagger and joy thirty/plus years on that it still makes me want to crank up the volume until the neighbors call the police.
If you’re feeling old and creaky, or fighting the January hibernation blues, you need a dose of “Ramrod” or “I’m a Rocker.”
Me and Wayne on the 4th of July
By The WyzenHymer
Was at the record store waiting on the day they unboxed the shipment and went home and listened to all four sides 3 times before I went to sleep that night... mind blown. Why this one? Because on this particular album, you will hear a representation of every sound, every theme and/or every emotion he had ever written and would ever write. You can hear bits of what you had already heard on The Wild... Greetings... B2R... Darkness... etc. and would hear on Nebraska... USA... Lucky Town ... The Rising... etc. On one double album ...from 1980! If some front office idiot had distilled this down into a single album, it would not the “something miraculous” that it actually is. Some think of it as just another Bruce album - but they aren’t listening closely ... and I suppose it had to have taken almost 50 years of him recording to realize what The River really is... Bruce, complete.
great songs, some better than others the title song is the best. would have made 1 outstanding album
By Your blonde
If the masterpiece DRIVE ALL NIGHT doesn't make your eyes well up with tears, then you have no soul !!! ...Yes, the song is about SO MUCH MORE than just a lonely sex-beggar with a shoe fetish driving around town late at night in his muscle car looking for a 24-hour shoe store. His heart and mind is being toyed with somehow by an indifferent user and he's desperate for her love...BRUCE IS A MASTER OF THE METAPHOR !!!
saw him preform in concert, incredible.
A GREAT LP!
By Rusty Wa Wa
Nothing but the best.
Better than Born In The USA
By Vincent Loscerbo
My favorite Springsteen album!