30 days, 30 albums... Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town

Bruce’s masterpiece? He’s had so many – this one stands up as well as any of them; An exploration of smalltown dreams and despair, busting loose and failing and longing for something better. And for big hearts and dreamers, an exploration of the toll that small town life can take. But man, does it sound big... It jumps right out of the car speakers and begs you to wind down the windows. What a band - the NOISE these guys make is just hair raising. I love the cover, too - the young Bruce glares insolently out at us, full of pent-up energy, cornered against the venetian blinds and the wallpaper. He looks like a burglar.