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The best album by Tom Waits is Rain Dogs which is ranked number 106 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 20,282.

Tom Waits is ranked number 56 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 48,703.

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Tom Waits best albums

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

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

Rain DogsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1985Appears in:734 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:20,373
Rank in 1980s14Overall Rank:105
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (855 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:367 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:6,158
Rank in 1980s46Overall Rank:361
Average Rating:  82/100 (473 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Closing TimeUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1973Appears in:231 charts
Rank in 1973:16Rank Score:3,919
Rank in 1970s133Overall Rank:543
Average Rating:  81/100 (321 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Mule VariationsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1999Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 1999:19Rank Score:2,876
Rank in 1990s152Overall Rank:722
Average Rating:  79/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Bone MachineUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1992Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 1992:15Rank Score:2,553
Rank in 1990s171Overall Rank:806
Average Rating:  79/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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The Heart Of Saturday NightUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1974Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1974:13Rank Score:2,547
Rank in 1970s193Overall Rank:807
Average Rating:  78/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Small ChangeUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1976Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1976:20Rank Score:1,810
Rank in 1970s244Overall Rank:1,109
Average Rating:  80/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Heartattack And VineUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1980Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1980:35Rank Score:1,333
Rank in 1980s233Overall Rank:1,422
Average Rating:  77/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Franks Wild YearsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1987Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1987:33Rank Score:1,067
Rank in 1980s276Overall Rank:1,710
Average Rating:  79/100 (158 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Blue ValentineUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1978Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 1978:37Rank Score:982
Rank in 1970s386Overall Rank:1,844
Average Rating:  78/100 (152 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Overall band rank: 56

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 best tracks

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1.Ol' '55
(from the album Closing Time)
 89/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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2.In The Neighborhood
(from the album Swordfishtrombones)
 88/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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3.Tom Traubert's Blues (Four Sheets To The Wind In Copenhagen)
(from the album Small Change)
 88/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4.Downtown Train
(from the album Rain Dogs)
 88/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.Hang Down Your Head
(from the album Rain Dogs)
 88/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.Time
(from the album Rain Dogs)
 88/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You
(from the album Closing Time)
 88/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.Innocent When You Dream
(from the album Franks Wild Years)
 88/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.Martha
(from the album Closing Time)
 88/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.Cold Cold Ground
(from the album Franks Wild Years)
 87/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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11.16 Shells From A Thirty-Ought Six
(from the album Swordfishtrombones)
 87/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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12.I Don't Wanna Grow Up
(from the album Bone Machine)
 87/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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13.Tango Till They're Sore
(from the album Rain Dogs)
 87/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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14.Singapore
(from the album Rain Dogs)
 87/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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15.Anywhere I Lay My Head
(from the album Rain Dogs)
 87/100 (160 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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16.Goin' Out West
(from the album Bone Machine)
 87/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.Telephone Call From Istanbul
(from the album Franks Wild Years)
 86/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.Rain Dogs
(from the album Rain Dogs)
 86/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.Swordfishtrombone
(from the album Swordfishtrombones)
 86/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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20.Dirt In The Ground
(from the album Bone Machine)
 86/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Tom Waits ratings

Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 135 votes)
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From Onater 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 Tayden333 03/23/2016 19:45
Superb, a one off . . . Nothing else needs to be said
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From CelticBird23 03/09/2016 22:11
What's the point of singing, if your voice doesn't have character?
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95/100
From pantoffeljoscha 07/24/2015 00:05
What I like about Tom Waits is that he is unique. The sound, the style, the music, the show... Kudos to this artist. One of the best
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From paladisiac 03/27/2015 16:53
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80/100
From vturi 01/21/2015 04:38
Small Change and Rain Dogs is pure art, Tom is good artist
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85/100
From junodog4 02/16/2014 20:34
I wish I had known his music ages ago. I've only been getting caught up in the last few years. So much to him - he's one of my new favourites.
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90/100
From nutso42 09/14/2013 19:06
Awesome dude. Gets better the more I listen.
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From daftpunter 03/25/2013 04:49
The voice of everyman, if everyman where hanging out on the wharves singing to sailers, prostitutes, petty thieves and lowlife bar crawlers. A voice that only a one-eyed meth addicted street walker could love but one hell of a lyricist. There's a short list of voices that just suck but they're music is indespensable...Randy Newman, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, David Johansen, early David Byrne...there's a true difference between a great voice and a great rock 'n' roll voice. This is one example. Start with Rain Dogs, Swordfishtrombones, Big Time.
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From meccalecca 03/13/2013 12:24
Maybe I do just want to hear the Cookie Monster sing. The Cookie Monster had a unique voice. whatever. Tom Waits is one of the most original voices of all time. Plus Marc Ribot is one hell of a guitar player.
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