Let's talk Tom Waits. The only album of his I ever see mentioned around here is pic related, which seems to be well-regarded. Yet he has close to 20 albums to his name, most of which are never mentioned.
What do you guys think of Rain Dogs and his other music? I've recently been digging Real Gone.
check out The Black Rider. It's one of his lesser known albums and one of my personal favorites.
I love his instrumental tracks in his albums. I mean, don't get me wrong, his vocals are such a huge part of what makes him legendary, but his instrumental tracks are pretty great.
All his stuff is great. I think Swordfishtrombone is at least on par with Rain Dogs if not better. Only album I haven't listened to is the one where he's holding cards on the cove, which I think is his most recent.
My Tom Waits Power Rankings
The Heart of Saturday Night
Franks Wild Years
Nighthawks at the Diner
Heartattack and VIne
One from the Heart
The Black Rider
Glitter and Doom
Bad as Me
I love his piano ballad sort of era but he really showed the true range of his abilities and experimental leanings on Rain Dogs, Swordfishtrombones, and Bone Machine. Truly remarkable albums inspired by a range of genres and tied together with one of the most distinctive voices of all time.
poor Frank's Wild Years always being neglected - I think it's pretty close to Swordfishtrombones and Rain Dogs
Love this track: