In 1975, Bruce Springsteen released a masterpiece, which will go down as one of the greatest rock albums in history. Widley regarded as his breakthrough album, it produced eight songs of the highest quality; from the quiet harmonical and piano chords at the beginning of Thunder Road, to the pessimistic ending of the 9 minute epic Jungleland. 'Born to Run' varies in both its sound, and lyrical suggestions. Each song appears shorter and more 'to the point' than that of his previous work, and this is what has given it such a wonderful recipe for its well deserved critical and commercial acclaim. I would even go as far to say that his lyrics match that of John Lennon & Paul McCartney in their prime. That is how highly I value BTR, and both the content and delivery of the line in Thunder Road ("Make crosses from your lovers, throw roses in the rain") hit me hard.
Although, personally, I prefer his solo acoustic works on 'The Ghost of Tom Joad' and inparticularly 'Nebraska' as entire albums, take absolutely nothing away from a thoroughly inspirational and touching album that 'Born to Run' is. Some of his greatest songs can be found on here, and anyone who enjoys music should also enjoy the muscial delights which come with BTR. It has probally been said a hundred times before, but this is why Bruce truly is 'The Boss'.