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Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Bruce Springsteen Album?

Cast your vote in our weekly poll

Columbia Records
March 16, 2012 11:15 AM ET

Bruce Springsteen just released Wrecking Ball, the 17th album of a career stretching back to 1973. Springsteen has been remarkably consistent over the years, continuously pushing his creative boundaries and surprising his audience with brave artistic risks.

Our question for you this week is: What is the best Bruce Springsteen album? You can choose any of his studio records, plus any of his five live albums, including the classic Live/1975-85 set.

Photos: Random Notes

You can vote here in the comments, on facebook.com/rollingstone or on Twitter using the #weekendrock hashtag.

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