The Heart Of Saturday Night (studio album) by Tom Waits

The Heart Of Saturday Night
The Heart Of Saturday Night by Tom Waits
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 1,020th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 319 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1974 (18th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (226th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,020th)
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Tom Waits - The Heart Of Saturday Night - RARE Original 1990 USA Made CD
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Tom Waits - The Heart of saturday night (CD 1974,1999 RE)
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Tom Waits ‎– The Heart Of Saturday Night - 12” Vinyl LP – 1979 -REF.8212
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Tom Waits bestography

The Heart Of Saturday Night is ranked 6th best out of 27 albums by Tom Waits on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Tom Waits is Rain Dogs which is ranked number 101 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 16,045.

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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.9/100, a mean average of 77.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.2.

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80/100
From 12/31/2019 16:47
Great stuff.
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From 02/26/2019 22:22
Absolutely love it, there is admittedly nothing as original and unique as one would expect from Tom Waits, but what you get is one of the most evocative albums. If you read the other comments, everyone seem to have a place or emotion that this album makes them think of, and that shows the quality of this album.
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95/100
From 07/13/2018 21:28
Man..this album makes me wish I still smoked....and drank.
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From 02/12/2018 16:38
Forse il mio disco preferito del Tom Waits ballader degli anni settanta, ancor più del comunque maggiormente compiuto "Blue valentine".
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From 02/11/2017 10:06
These songs stay with you. Later in his career Waits would tell stories about dashed dreamers, but here you feel that he's really one of them. A very moving experience.
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90/100
From 11/16/2016 13:47
Overall imoact: Excellent
Historal impact: Well appreciated
Emotional impact: Hazy, in a bar on an autumn weekday night
Production value: Very good, presence, transparency
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75/100
From 04/13/2016 15:37
Tom waits'second album was much more in line with the sound that waits' would be associated with in the seventies. It's a solid, jazz/pop album. Opener, new coat of paint, sets the scene, this is, as the title suggests, a Saturday night record. San Diego serenade, is lovely, as is, shiver me timbers, and, please call me baby. Diamonds on my windshield, hints at the later sounds waits' would employ. The title track is the nearest the record gets to the folkiness of, closing time, and closing track, the ghosts of Saturday night, wraps up the album perfectly. It's more consistent than, closing time, but it's still not a great album, and Waits would make better ones, but it does capture a slightly immature Waits who has yet to really find his true voice. So, another step in the right direction, just not quite there yet.
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From 07/17/2015 13:26
This album makes me want to put on my ballet shoes and find an empty dance room somewhere.
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From 05/01/2015 21:21
This record transports me to a shitty bar from a shitty neighborhood from the outskirts of an American metropolis in the 1940s, and I like it. One of the most atmospheric albums I've ever heard.
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From 12/24/2014 18:31
This is a damn tough album to "review". You could say it's got this (draggin blues piano, hints of smoky jazz, blah-blah), or that (Waits' trademark gravelly growl), but it's so much more. There's emotion behind every song, and the musicianship (albeit sloppy at times) that matches.
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