Bone Machine (album) by Tom Waits
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The best album by Tom Waits is Rain Dogs which is ranked number 100 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 16,014.
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His worst album.
Il mio primo album di Tom Waits è rimasto anche uno dei miei preferiti, anche se nel corso degli anni ha avuto, nei miei favori, alcuni alti e bassi. Oggi lo ritengo, tra i suoi dischi migliori, quello dove, forse per l'ultima volta, l'autore sposta ulteriormente i confini della propria musica: nei bassifondi ci si era già arrivati e con esiti da urlo. Qui si arriva, in alcuni brani, dritti all'inferno senza che questo suo interpretare una sorta di diavolo buono diventi una posa, come a mio avviso avverrà in seguito. Non c'è "Mule variations" che tenga: per me l'ultimo capolavoro di Tom Waits è questo.
Tom Waits' second best album, and it isn't much below Rain Dogs.
Very dark sounding album with an almost industrial sound in places. Like almost every Waits album it is a bit inconsistent but the highs are incredibly high.
Even though the album is quite diverse, the ballads are easily the best tracks for me here, with some of Tom's most passionate and emotional vocal performances.
Bone Machine has to be considered somewhat of a masterpiece, it is probably on a par with Rain Dogs as Tom Wait’s best album. But whereas Rain Dogs is often quirky, Bone Machine has a much darker feel to it with songs such as Dirt In The Ground, Earth Died Screaming, Murder In The Red Barn and Black Wings. But Black Wings and Dirt In The Ground in particular are both brilliant tracks, the lyrics of Black Wings contain some wonderful imagery but don’t listen to it alone at night!
Bone machine, is Tom Waits' industrial album. It's dark, unsettling, and has a kind of mechanical sound to it, like it was recorded in some nightmarish factory. First track, earth died screaming, is actually one of the more challenging songs, as if he wanted to scare the daylights out of any casual passers by. Such a scream, in the colosseum, and, murder in the red barn, all have this similar eeriness about them. Although, somewhere underneath all this doom and gloom are some of Waits' loveliest songs, a little rain, and, whistle down the wind, are both great, and, who are you, is superb too, although a little darker. My favourite tracks are the alt.rock of, goin' out west, and the utterly fantastic, I don't wanna grow up. That feel, featuring Keith Richards, is a brilliantly sloppy closer to a strange and unique album. The ultimate Tom Waits in hell record.
Dirt in the Ground and Who Are You are two of Tom Waits' best songs and the rest are still incredible
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Tom Waits lets fly and creates another gem.
Beautiful and strange record. It sounds like it lies somewhere between an old friend's funeral and a night of drinking too much.