The Edge was an American sketch comedy television series which ran on the Fox Network from 1992 to 1993.

The Edge - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1992-09-19

The Edge - Darkness on the Edge of Town - Netflix

Darkness on the Edge of Town is the fourth studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released on June 2, 1978. The album marked the end of a three-year gap between albums brought on by contractual obligations and legal battling with former manager Mike Appel. Although the album did not produce high-charting singles it remained on the charts for 97 weeks. A steady seller in Springsteen's catalog, it has been certified triple Platinum by the RIAA. Reviews for Darkness on the Edge of Town were overwhelmingly positive. Critics notably praised the maturity of the album's themes and lyrics. It remains one of Springsteen's most highly regarded records by both fans and critics and several of its songs have become staples of Springsteen's live performances. In September 2010, a documentary film chronicling the making of Darkness was first shown at the Toronto International Film Festival. Quoting Springsteen as saying “More than rich, more than famous, more than happy – I wanted to be great,” reviewer Stephen Whitty of the Newark Star-Ledger commented: “For many fans, that long journey pulled onto the Turnpike here.” In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked it at No. 151 on their list of the greatest albums of all time.

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In a contemporary review for Rolling Stone, Dave Marsh viewed Darkness on the Edge of Town as a landmark record in rock and roll because of the clarity of its production, Springsteen's unique guitar playing, and the programming, which he said connected the characters and themes in a subtle yet cohesive manner. Marsh remarked that the subject matter of the songs fulfilled the hype that previously surrounded Springsteen: “What they've always said was that someday Bruce Springsteen would make rock & roll that would shake men's souls and make them question the direction of their lives. That would do, in short, all the marvelous things rock had always promised to do.” Robert Christgau was less enthusiastic in The Village Voice. He found Springsteen's narratives versatile and the characters remarkable on “Badlands”, “Adam Raised a Cain”, and “Promised Land”, writing that they showcased “how a limited genre can illuminate a mature, full-bodied philosophical insight”. He deemed other songs, particularly “Streets of Fire” and “Something in the Night”, more impressionistic and overblown, revealing Springsteen to be either “an important minor artist or a very flawed and inconsistent major one”. In the UK, the album was ranked at No. 1 among the “Albums of the Year” for 1978 by NME. In a retrospective review for AllMusic, William Ruhlmann said that Springsteen began to fully realize his characters as working class on Darkness on the Edge of Town, whose “hard truths in hard rock settings” made for a less accessible work than Born to Run. Rolling Stone later wrote that the album was the E Street Band's best performance, “colored by the raw sound happening at the time”. In 2003, it was ranked at number 151 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. According to Acclaimed Music, Darkness on the Edge of Town is the 103rd most frequently ranked record on critics' all-time lists.

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