For nearly 50 years, Bruce
Springsteen and his E Street Band have been a constant and comforting presence
to millions of fans across the world. Beginning in 1973 with his folk-infused
debut, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., and continuing all the way through to 2020’s Letter
To You, few artists in the canon of popular music can rival Springsteen’s prolific
nature or the consistency of his work. He has sold over 150 million records worldwide and carved out a reputation as being one of the most relentless live performers of all time. Even well into his sixties, it was not uncommon for a Bruce Springsteen show to exceed the three and a half hour mark.
A master of the narrative song,
Springsteen’s strength lies in the characters he creates, often portraying them
in ways which reflects his own musings on everything from love and
relationships to societal unrest and political protest. His influence is
unquestionable and cuts through the history of modern rock music, counting the
likes of Arcade Fire, The Killers, Pearl Jam, U2, and many others as devout
To celebrate the release of Letter To You, his twentieth
studio album, here are his best up to now.