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The best album credited to Tom Waits is Rain Dogs which is ranked number 98 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 16,075.

Tom Waits is ranked number 50 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 41,058.

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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5,167
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1973
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3,774
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1999
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2,355
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1992
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2,208
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1974
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1,893
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1976
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1978
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1,109
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1,094
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Total albums: 28. 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 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 (112 votes)Comments: 3
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Rating: 89 (132 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 88 (238 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Rain Dogs)
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Rating: 88 (243 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Rain Dogs)
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Rating: 88 (244 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Rain Dogs)
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Rating: 88 (147 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Swordfishtrombones)
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Rating: 88 (217 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album Rain Dogs)
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Rating: 87 (210 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Rain Dogs)
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Rating: 87 (233 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Rain Dogs)
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Rating: 87 (201 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Rain Dogs)
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Rating: 87 (92 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Bone Machine)
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Rating: 87 (120 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Swordfishtrombones)
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Rating: 86 (217 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Rain Dogs)
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Rating: 86 (224 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Rain Dogs)
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Rating: 86 (26 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Real Gone)
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Rating: 86 (56 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Franks Wild Years)
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Rating: 86 (75 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Bone Machine)

Tom Waits ratings

Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 163 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 1% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a mean average rating of 85.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 86.4/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 16.3.

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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 01/10/2019 22:21
BETTER THAN BOWIE
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From 01/08/2018 12:11
Ok here goes , I'm fully prepared for a zillion down votes

I'm a life long music nut ,listening to music is my passion .

But ....

I just don't get Tom Waits , I just don't and believe me I want to .

I understand his popularity , I understand he's "The Peoples Voice " apparently , I understand 'Rain Dogs' is the best album of 1985 . But whenever I listen I just don't enjoy his work

It took me a long time to come around to Radiohead , but I'm there now . Tom Waits ? The magic just is not happening.

I don't get Tom Waits
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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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From 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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