500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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Bruce Springsteen, 'The River'
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253. Bruce Springsteen, 'The River'

Columbia, 1980

Springsteen said it took him five albums to begin writing about real relationships, "people tryin' to find some sort of consolation in each other." The River balances those stories with E Street romps through bar-band R&B, rockabilly and epic rock.

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