Because he spent so many of his formative years painstakingly crafting his albums, we don’t often think of Bruce Springsteen as a prolific artist.

But when you look at the entries on our list of Bruce Springsteen Albums Ranked Worst to Best, you'll notice that he’s averaged an album nearly every other year throughout his recording career, which began in 1973.

As he approached and reached middle age, when most acts will traditionally slow down their output, Springsteen sped up, with nine records since 1998, some of which hold their own against his best work. There are very few rockers of his vintage about whom that can be said.

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While he's associated with straightforward bar band rock n' roll, looking at some of his lesser-known works reveals a willingness to experiment, either with short stories set to spare arrangements (Devils & Dust), folk music (We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions) and lush, orchestral pop (Working on a Dream).

So, with this many albums, where does one begin? Check out the following list of Bruce Springsteen Albums, Ranked from Worst to Best.

Bruce Springsteen Albums Ranked

From scrappy Dylan disciple to one of the leading singer-songwriters of his generation, the Boss' catalog includes both big and small statements of purpose.

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