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Closing Time – Tom Waits

Closing Time (1973), 8.5/10 One of rock music’s greatest iconoclasts, Tom Waits’ career begins with what’s arguably the most straightforward … Continue Reading Closing Time – Tom Waits

The Heart of Saturday Night – Tom Waits

The Heart of Saturday Night (1974), 7.5/10 Closing Time was a very accomplished debut from Waits, and The Heart of … Continue Reading The Heart of Saturday Night – Tom Waits

Nighthawks at the Diner – Tom Waits

Nighthawks at the Diner (1975), 7/10 Nighthawks at the Diner is a live album of previously unreleased songs. Because the … Continue Reading Nighthawks at the Diner – Tom Waits

Small Change – Tom Waits

Small Change (1976), 8/10 While Waits is still nominally a piano balladeer on Small Change, but with each album his … Continue Reading Small Change – Tom Waits

Foreign Affairs Tom Waits

Foreign Affairs – Tom Waits

1977, 5.5/10. Tom Waits went through a shaky phase in the late 1970s , and Foreign Affairs is a scattershot album.

Blue Valentine – Tom Waits

1978, 7.5/10. Blue Valentine is Waits’ story-telling album, with stories like ‘Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis’.

Tom Waits Heartattack and Vine

Heartattack and Vine – Tom Waits

1980, 6/10. Tom Waits’ final album with Asylum features boring blues songs and beautiful ballads.

Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones

Swordfishtrombones – Tom Waits

1983, 9.5/10. Waits’ new wife introduced him to outsider music, and Swordfishtrombones embraces junkyard textures to wonderful effect.

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