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Rain Dogs (album) by Tom Waits 

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Rain Dogs
Rain Dogs by Tom Waits (1985)
Overall rank: 109th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 1,010 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 1985 (1st)
Top 20 albums of the 1980s (15th)
Top 200 albums of all time (109th)

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Tom Waits Rain Dogs LP 1st 1985 US Press Island 90299-1 NM Wax & Jacket
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Tom Waits ‎– Franks Wild Years LP 1987 JAPAN Island R28D-2079 RAIN DOGS w/ obi
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Rain Dogs by Tom Waits (CD, Aug-1989, Island) New Sealed CD=Mint | Case=Mint
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Rain Dogs is ranked as the best album by Tom Waits.

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70/100
From shoutoutkoen 11/20/2018 14:38
His voice is very special and unique, but do not (yet) get the special vibe of this album...
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From Johnnyo 07/06/2018 06:52
Probably the most frustrating album that Tom has done. I love tracks like Jockey Full Of Bourbon and Downtown Train. They are up there amongst his best. Tracks like Cemetery polka leave me cold. A mixed bag but still enough to make it a decent album.
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From LoganGrube 06/20/2018 02:32
I can understand the appeal here, and can understand it as brilliant songwriting, but frankly I find it annoying to listen to.
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From ironmic40 06/13/2018 01:10
Gritty and eclectic, each track has a unique feel. Gun Street Girl and Tango Til They're Sore are standouts to me, but really this album is excellent and original from start to finish.
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From emptysquares 05/24/2018 20:26
You may develop a strong craving for bourbon & sawdust while listening....
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From BLO 04/10/2018 02:51
This is like its own sub-genre of music: pirate rock!
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From Sandrof1969 02/11/2018 13:32
"Raindogs" contiene quel soffio vitale, quell'indefinibile caratteristica che si avverte in altri capolavori, neanche troppo distanti nel tempo, quali "Exile on main street" o "London calling"...
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From romanmonts 11/22/2017 19:03
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Fav tracks: Cemetery polka, Anywhere i lay my head, Downtown train
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From badger 08/31/2017 11:40
For me, no artist is above Waits's ability to conjure up imagery, sounds and smells in my head. An incredible lyricist and a genius at employing found sounds in his storytelling.
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