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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 historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 1,063 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 1985 (2nd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1980s (16th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (109th)

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Tom Waits bestography

Rain Dogs is ranked as the best album by Tom Waits.

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90/100
From xhitmanx 26 hours ago
This was an awesome album. A bunch of filler as well, but scattered well enough that it doesn't drag the album down.

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From Montpejo
Highlights:

Clap Hands
Anywhere I Lay My Head
Downtown Train
Union Square
Jockey Full Of Bourbon
Singapore
Rain Dogs
Hang Down Your Head
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From wenny
A timeless triumph in the musical world as a whole, standing as an incredibly poetic, creative and original collection of songs that each possess their own ability to grasp you in a wave of different emotions. When you feel it, you really feel it.
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From Kurtco
In 1985, Tom Waits released "Rain Dogs". The album is unclassifiable: it is both jazzy and rock. This album offers us 19 short titles assembled strangely. I'm a big fan of Tom Waits: his music is weird but really interesting. His voice is extremely special and creates a reel universe around his music. This album is a real musical experience to live at least once in this life. The guitarist Keith Richards is present on some songs of the album. "Rain Dogs" is one of my favorite albums of the 80s, it is really excellent and creative.

10/10

Best track: "Time"
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1. Anywhere I Lay My Head
2. Tango Till They’re Sore
3. Time
4. Hang Down Your Head
5. Rain Dogs
6. Downtown Train
7. Cemetery Polka
8. Singapore
9. Jockey Full of Bourbon
10. Big Black Mariah
11. Clap Hands
12. Gun Street Girl
13. Blind Love
14. Walking Spanish
15. Union Square
16. Diamonds & Gold
17. Bride of Rain Dog
18. 9th & Hennepin
19. Midtown

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His voice is very special and unique, but do not (yet) get the special vibe of this album...
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From Johnnyo
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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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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100/100
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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95/100
You may develop a strong craving for bourbon & sawdust while listening....
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