"Hey I've got a pistol that's aimed at your heart"

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The Heart Of Saturday Night (album) by Tom Waits 

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The Heart Of Saturday Night
The Heart Of Saturday Night by Tom Waits (1974)
Overall rank: 824th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 271 votes)
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Accolades: Top 20 albums of 1974 (12th)
Top albums of the 1970s (197th)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (824th)

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Tom Waits bestography

The Heart Of Saturday Night is ranked 6th best out of 28 albums by Tom Waits on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Tom Waits is Rain Dogs which is ranked number 107 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 22,534.

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Members who like this album also like: Closing Time by Tom Waits, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie and Abbey Road by The Beatles.

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 271 votes)
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95/100
07/13/2018 21:27
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From caseygow 07/13/2018 21:28
Man..this album makes me wish I still smoked....and drank.
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From Sandrof1969 02/12/2018 16:38
Forse il mio disco preferito del Tom Waits ballader degli anni settanta, ancor piĆ¹ del comunque maggiormente compiuto "Blue valentine".
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From poppmusic 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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From calsper 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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From garycottier 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 glitter-bubbles 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 9999 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 swhaze 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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From zdwyatt 10/18/2013 19:06
His first two albums are amazing. After that, he gets weird, and his voice gets weirder. I still like him, mind you. But those first two are such lovely records.
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From daveybaker 04/30/2013 06:58
Sad and beautiful at the same time.
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