Wrecking Ball

Release date
2 Mar 2012
Running length
13 tracks
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1 We Take Care of Our Own 3:53 107,531
2 Easy Money 3:35 56,719
3 Shackled and Drawn 3:43 58,211
4 Jack Of All Trades 5:58 49,446
5 Death to My Hometown 3:25 56,311
6 This Depression 4:07 46,005
7 Wrecking Ball 5:49 57,605
8 You've Got It 3:46 42,227
9 Rocky Ground 4:40 48,428
10 Land of Hope and Dreams 6:56 49,098
11 We Are Alive 5:34 37,451
12 Swallowed Up (In The Belly Of The Whale) 5:33 23,499
13 American Land 4:43 42,360

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The Wrecking Ball Songfacts reports that Wrecking Ball became Springsteen’s 10th chart-topping album in the US when it debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. Wrecking Ball’s ascent to the peak position also meant that Springsteen became the first male artist to tally a #1 album in four straight decades.

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  • kell_salvador

    Wow. This is the only Springsteen album I actually like. Pretty decent for a 60-something.

    8 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Hasen_Papa

    Great album from The Boss

    14 Jul 2013 Reply
  • lloydy100

    I blimmin' love this album!! Its amazing Bruce can still make music this good after all these years.

    7 Jun 2013 Reply
  • HausofMatheus


    7 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Oriol1992

    And Akayz7, let's not forget Bruce is 63, his voice won't be the same as it was when he recorded Born in the USA

    5 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Oriol1992

    I like the way it's produced, Bruce sounds great in this one!!

    5 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Akayz7

    it's such a shame it's overproduced/loud, it could really have pushed Darkness at the Edge of Town. What they did here was make everything sound linear and lack any dynamic quality that good albums of his have.. in Born in the USA, his voice really blasts through the speakers. In this though... it's like the vocal is on the exact same level as the instruments.

    24 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Contrasoma

    Think I've come around to liking "Wrecking Ball" more than "Magic" (just in time for Monday's show). Works in the balance of angry and joyous folk he struck on "Seeger Sessions" so well.

    24 Nov 2012 Reply
  • TheSuperCrasher

    Indeed an amazing album. I think I like it more than "Born in the U.S.A.".

    26 Oct 2012 Reply
  • gonzeaux

    This is swell. I like it a lot.

    13 Oct 2012 Reply
  • igorgeneration

    i know that it's a bit late, but i was introduced to Bruce by this album. This is a especial one for me

    7 Oct 2012 Reply
  • DaJuWi

    in my opinion overrated. solid album with nice songs, but his other albums are far ahead of wrecking ball.

    27 Sep 2012 Reply
  • ralfsu

    Same here Akayz7, wasn't familiar with anything past 1990 but I decided to give this a spin. Needless to say I got all his albums up to Wrecking Ball.

    10 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Akayz7

    well.. regrettably i haven't heard anything of his from the last 20 years in terms of albums.. but WOAH this is amazing.

    8 Aug 2012 Reply
  • zepp69

    truly great album

    1 Aug 2012 Reply
  • ralfsu

    Feels somewhat overproduced... but it's pretty majestic.

    24 Jul 2012 Reply
  • bobbyefc38

    should of been in manchester tonight

    22 Jun 2012 Reply
  • thespeckofme


    8 May 2012 Reply
  • sputnik57

    I just wish the production was a little more raw....

    31 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Under_Radar_Mag

    Check out our review of Wrecking Ball: http://www.undertheradarmag.com/reviews/wrecking_ball/

    24 Mar 2012 Reply
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