Nighthawks At The Diner (live album) by Tom Waits

Nighthawks At The Diner by Tom Waits
(Live album)
Year: 1975
Overall rank: 2,544th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 178 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1975 (45th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (485th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,544th)
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Nighthawks At The Diner is ranked 15th best out of 26 albums by Tom Waits on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Tom Waits is Rain Dogs which is ranked number 105 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 14,658.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 73 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 178 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 17% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.9/100, a mean average of 74.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.8.

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From 08/03/2021 12:46
nightclub commentary style drive niche audience double album live
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From 12/31/2019 16:44
Love it.
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From 01/21/2018 19:58
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From 01/29/2017 21:30
When I first heard this album the numerous "intro" sections got on my nerves so I used a cassette tape (remember them) and edited them out and then the album worked for me. It sounds like a live album but it isn't, it is a good album just don't like all those "Intro's"
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70/100
From 04/14/2016 16:01
In my opinion, nighthawks at the diner, is the album where Tom Waits finds his true voice. There were hints on, closing time, and, the heart of Saturday night, was almost there, but now Waits sounds like Waits, the croak and the slur, are there now in their fully formed state. The album itself, is a mock live record, taped in the studio to an invited audience. Still, it's extremely enjoyable, maybe just a bit overlong, but it really conjours up a barroom atmosphere. The other problem though, apart from it's length, is that even though there's no bad songs here, there's nothing great either. Everything's either ok, or good. Better of without a wife, is funny, especially the preamble before the song begins. It does all sound rather scripted though, with Waits playing up his part as the loveable drunk. Eggs and sausage is good, as is, warm beer and cold women. Best though,is the cover of Tom Faile's, big Joe and phantom 309. Good album then, but really only for true Waits' fans, but you could probably say that about all his records.
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85/100
From 04/08/2013 18:10
A super cool faux live record.
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75/100
From 09/06/2012 19:57
This is the most typical Tom Waits album to me.
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From 08/16/2010 17:23
Amen to that. Love it too.
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From 08/16/2010 09:50
Another good jazzy cocktail rocker from the master of the genre.
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Best Albums of 1975
1. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
2. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
3. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
4. A Night At The Opera by Queen
5. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
6. Another Green World by Brian Eno
7. Horses by Patti Smith
8. Tonight's The Night by Neil Young
9. Mothership Connection by Parliament
10. Fleetwood Mac (1975) by Fleetwood Mac
11. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
12. The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
13. The Köln Concert by Keith Jarrett
14. Zuma by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
15. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John
16. Young Americans by David Bowie
17. Sabotage by Black Sabbath
18. The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan & The Band
19. Expensive Shit by Fela Kuti & Africa 70
20. Ommadawn by Mike Oldfield
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