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View Poll Results: Favorite Tom Waits Album
Closing Time
1
3.85%
Nighthawks At The Diner
3
11.54%
Blue Valentine
1
3.85%
Heartattack And Vine
1
3.85%
Swordfishtrombones
2
7.69%
Rain Dogs
7
26.92%
Bone Machine
4
15.38%
Mule Variations
1
3.85%
Alice/Blood Money
1
3.85%
Other (includes albums by Twikoff Waits)
5
19.23%
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Favorite Tom Waits Album?

Old 07-16-03, 11:10 PM
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Favorite Tom Waits Album?

This is a hard question, but I want to see what everyone else prefers.

I love ever single album he has given us, but if I had to choose I would go with Closing Time. (And it's a hard choice)

I absolutely love post Heartattack And Vine Waits (gravely voice/experimental music), but Closing Time has such beautiful songs that I can go to at anytime. For example, I have to be in a certain mood to listen to Swordfishtrombones.

Even though it doesn't include my favorite Waits song (Time from Rain Dogs), Closing Time includes essential Waits fare such as Ol' 55, I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You, Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards), Martha, Grapefruit Moon, and Closing Time.

I get that laidback feeling everytime I listen to this album. I feel that I am in a piano bar smoking a good cigar sipping some sort of alcohol.

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Runners-up:

Mule Variations
Bone Machine
Swordfishtrombones



*I did my best in chosing the albums. If your fave isn't on there don't worry. There are only ten options for the poll.

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Old 07-16-03, 11:41 PM
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Nighthawks at the Diner. Such an amazing disc with Tom bantering to the crowd. One of my desert island CDs and one that I listen to all the time. If you don't own it and are a waits fan what are you waiting for?
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i only own three waits albums currently. they're all on my list to get, with swordfishtrombones being next. i only own small change, closing time, and rain dogs right now. i really love rain dogs.
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A tie between Bone Machine and Rain Dogs for me. They were once on almost constant repeat. Big influences on my whole life.
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This is impossible for me to decide. Some of the ones I would probably pick fall under the Twikoff option. I love Small Change and Frank's Wild Years. Rain Dogs and Bone Machine are the most highly acclaimed I think. I really dig Mule Variations. I don't know...

Aw.. heck. Make a new poll entitled Best Musican Ever. Make the first option Tom Waits and make the second option Twikoff.
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Gotta go 'old school' on this one: Frank's Wild Years.

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I voted "Other" because my favorite is probably Small Change. That's the first Waits album I ever heard, and "Tom Traubert's Blues" tears me up to this day. To me, Waits is an artist that puts out consistently great stuff, so any preference is bound to be very subjective.
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Originally posted by wendersfan
I voted "Other" because my favorite is probably Small Change. That's the first Waits album I ever heard, and "Tom Traubert's Blues" tears me up to this day. To me, Waits is an artist that puts out consistently great stuff, so any preference is bound to be very subjective.
Ditto here.

Small Change is the toppermost of the poppermost.

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I voted Nighthawks, but Small Change would be my second choice.

"Small Change got rained on by his own .38"
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Originally posted by Hollowgen
i only own three waits albums currently. they're all on my list to get, with swordfishtrombones being next. i only own small change, closing time, and rain dogs right now. i really love rain dogs.
Sounds like you need to get cracking and start buying...
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Originally posted by Cornfed
Aw.. heck. Make a new poll entitled Best Musican Ever. Make the first option Tom Waits and make the second option Twikoff.
I don't know. Twikoff's cult following might put him ahead.

Good idea. I can't get enough of Tom Waits.
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Very tough choice indeed, but I went with "Rain Dogs," if just for one of the best covers I've ever seen on an album. Close behind would be "Mule Variations," which I really loved.
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I too vote for Small Change, but I'd take anyone of them.
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I'd vote for the Dime Store Novels. Awesome CD. Live at Ebbets Field from 1974.
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Originally posted by Cornfed
I love Small Change and Frank's Wild Years.
"Can I get an amen?"

"AMEN!"

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Rain Dogs is easily his best - it's what got me into him in the first place back in high school.

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