Closing Time (studio album) by Tom Waits

Closing Time by Tom Waits
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 524th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 540 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1973 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (120th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (524th)
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Closing Time is ranked 3rd best out of 26 albums by Tom Waits on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Tom Waits is Rain Dogs which is ranked number 109 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 12,906.

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80/100 (from 540 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.5/100, a mean average of 79.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.4.

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95/100
From 04/27/2024 15:18
An ode to Sinatra a la "Only the Lonely." Some very beautiful songs on here. "Martha" stands as a classic. 9.5/10!
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From 05/09/2023 16:06
Toms best
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From 09/06/2022 17:14
Great record
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From 07/14/2022 08:39
Good record, Tom presents his interesting vocals, but didn't develop his unique style yet.
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90/100
From 04/25/2022 10:33
What a beautifully written and performed work of art that always brings back feelings of nostalgia of sitting in a bar in the early hours of the morning. This is mainly achieved through the effective selection of instrumentation from Waits who uses the piano and horns masterfully. He keeps the piano consistent throughout then sprinkles the horns in from time to time which blends amongst the other instruments to create a dense and rich atmosphere for us to ponder in. This record really makes you think and puts you into the mood for introspection. It is the perfect record for late night drinking or just for chilling in the early hours of the morning. Waits himself is phenomenal on here. He delivers his lyrics so well and while he doesn't have his signature rasp yet you can start to hear it in places on here which keeps the vocal interesting and unique. Overall, a must listen album of Tom Waits and it is the one I come back to the most just for that iconic atmosphere and beautiful instrumentation.
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From 12/03/2020 02:21
This album is very intimate. Tom's vocals are worn yet soft compared to later albums. His lyrics and composition are equally wonderful, a great album that reminiscent of late nights in a empty bars.
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From 11/22/2020 13:40
I'm happy im able to enjoy nearly all genres. What an enjoyable listen. Nothing over the top. Just some nice piano, horns, and guitar playing with a deep voice. Jazzy, folky and bluesy all in one. This record is for loungin'. Ol' 55 & I Hope That I Don't Fall in Love With You are my top tracks and even though it's a little silly, the energy on Ice Cream Man makes it my personal favorite. As a whole, though pleasing to my ears, all the songs sound kind of safe and though I get a general similar feel and vision from the music, there's not much of an elaborated concept. It's just a really enjoyable album.
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From 08/17/2020 15:52
Never really gave Tom Waits a listen until now. Not bad. Rating (75.42)
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From 12/31/2019 16:47
Wonderful album.
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From 01/23/2018 20:49
Incredibly consistent. If it weren't for Rain Dogs, this would be my favourite from Tom.
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Best Albums of 1973
1. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
2. Innervisions by Stevie Wonder
3. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
4. Selling England By The Pound by Genesis
5. Quadrophenia by The Who
6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
7. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings
8. Aladdin Sane by David Bowie
9. Raw Power by Iggy And The Stooges
10. Future Days by Can
11. (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) by Lynyrd Skynyrd
12. Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock
13. For Your Pleasure by Roxy Music
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15. Closing Time by Tom Waits
16. Berlin by Lou Reed
17. The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle by Bruce Springsteen
18. Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye
19. Artaud by Pescado Rabioso
20. Catch A Fire by The Wailers
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