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The best album credited to Tom Waits is Rain Dogs which is ranked number 105 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 14,447.

Tom Waits is ranked number 48 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 38,414.

Tom Waits official website: http://www.tomwaits.com

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Tom Waits best albums

The following albums by Tom Waits are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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1985
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1983
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4,957
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1973
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1992
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1974
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1978
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1,145
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2011
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975
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1987
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Total albums: 26. Page 1 of 3

This may not be a complete discography for Tom Waits.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Tom Waits bestography composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 0 0%
1970s 6 0%
1980s 6 0%
1990s 7 0%
2000s 6 0%
2010s 1 0%
2020s 0 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 21 81%
Yes 5 19%
Live? Albums %
No 23 88%
Yes 3 12%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 25 96%
Yes 1 4%

Tom Waits best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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Rating: 89 (149 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 88 (131 votes)Comments: 3
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Rating: 88 (274 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Rain Dogs)
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Rating: 88 (272 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Rain Dogs)
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Rating: 88 (267 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Rain Dogs)
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Rating: 88 (158 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Swordfishtrombones)
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Rating: 87 (244 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album Rain Dogs)
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Rating: 87 (239 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Rain Dogs)
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Rating: 87 (268 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Rain Dogs)
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Rating: 86 (250 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Rain Dogs)
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Rating: 86 (98 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Bone Machine)
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Rating: 86 (67 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Mule Variations)
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Rating: 86 (133 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Swordfishtrombones)
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Rating: 86 (35 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Real Gone)
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Rating: 86 (66 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Franks Wild Years)
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Rating: 86 (230 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Rain Dogs)
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Rating: 86 (253 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Rain Dogs)
N.B. Tracks must have received at least 3 ratings to appear in the above list.

Tom Waits ratings

Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 175 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 1% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 85.6/100, a mean average of 84.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 86.2/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 16.9.

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From 04/22/2022 04:15
I'm hearing a whole lot along the lines of, "I don't get it" in here. What, are you listening to him in your car? With headphones? Get a good sound system and a bottle of something strong. Give each album a couple listens each with the lyrics out.

He's absolutely got to be the single most underrated artist on here.
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From 05/08/2020 11:37
Tom Waits is a truly fantastic artist. Regardless of the decade or the genre, Waits produces music of a consistently great quality, while making each and every song unique but instantly recognisable as one of his. Swordfishtrombones and Rain Dogs are two of the best albums of the 80s, and I'm yet to hear a Tom Waits album that I dislike.
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From 01/26/2019 22:02
I don't know if there's a single other artist with the same emotional range as Tom Waits. He can send me from laughter to tears to feeling like the coolest person in the world to feeling like I need to take a shower within the span of a couple songs.
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From 10/09/2017 17:08
One of the greatest voices ever.
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From 01/07/2017 02:50
Paladasiac, if that's a ruined voice, I don't want to hear an intact one.
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From 03/23/2016 19:45
Superb, a one off . . . Nothing else needs to be said
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From 03/09/2016 22:11
What's the point of singing, if your voice doesn't have character?
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