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Throughout his career, Tom Waits has created milestone albums that serve both to refine the music that has come before, and to signal a new phase in his career: Rain Dogs and Mule Variations are both counted by fans as among these pivotal works. Now comes Bad As Me, his first studio album of all new music in seven years, which finds Tom Waits in possibly the finest voice of his career and at the height of his songwriting powers, working with a veteran team of gifted musicians and longtime co-writer/producer Kathleen Brennan. From the opening horn-fueled chug of “Chicago,” to the closing barroom chorale of “New Year’s Eve,” Bad As Me displays the full career range of Waits’ songwriting, from beautiful ballads like “Last Leaf,” to the avant cinematic soundscape of “Hell Broke Luce,” a battlefront dispatch. On tracks like “Talking at the Same Time,” Waits shows off a supple falsetto, while on blues burners like “Raised Right Men” and the gospel tinged “Satisfied” he spits, stutters and howls. Like a good boxer, these songs are lean and mean, with strong hooks and tight running times. And there is a pervasive sense of players delighting in each other’s musical company that brings a feeling of loose joy even to the album’s saddest songs. Bad As Me is a Tom Waits album for the ages.
|2. Raised Right Men|
|3. Talking At The Same Time|
|4. Get Los|
|5. Face To The Highway|
|6. Pay Me|
|7. Back In The Crowd|
|8. Bad As Me|
|9. Kiss Me|
|11. Last Leaf|
|12. Hell Broke Luce|
|13. New Year's Eve|
As always, for me he is the best. His music is unique and beautiful, his lyrics sometimes disturbing but also beautiful in a sort of way. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Fernando Montiel Ral
The last album Waits has done. Hopefully more to come. Very bluesy album. "Kiss me Like a Stranger" has that 'Cry Me a River' feel about it, or a reminder of 'Blue... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lawrence D. Freitas
Not what I expected. You'll like this if you are a die hard waits fan. No breakthrough unforgettable tunes from perspective.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Much better than his last album. And then I saw the Cookie Monster video online. Still chuckle when I hear "Hell Broke Luce"Published 7 months ago by Roy S.
Other artists flash in the pan, or burn out, or age and just don't have it anymore. But Waits is the exception to the rule, and just continues to evolve and experiment. Read morePublished 8 months ago by G. R. Welsh
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I had the same problem. It's really irritating because while I enjoy having the vinyl, I only get the vinyl when there's also a digital download included. I noticed in Anti's merch store, the version they are selling comes with a download. I'm going to complain to them.
Jan 14, 2012 by Amazon Customer | See all 2 posts