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The best album by Tom Waits is Rain Dogs which is ranked number 109 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 23,186.

Tom Waits is ranked number 59 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 55,867.

Members who like this artist also like: Neil Young, Led Zeppelin and Talking Heads.

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:

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:885 charts
Rank in 1985:1Rank Score:23,186
Rank in 1980s15Overall Rank:109
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,034 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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SwordfishtrombonesUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1983Appears in:460 charts
Rank in 1983:6Rank Score:6,962
Rank in 1980s49Overall Rank:386
Average Rating:  82/100 (564 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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Closing TimeUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1973Appears in:313 charts
Rank in 1973:17Rank Score:4,760
Rank in 1970s136Overall Rank:550
Average Rating:  81/100 (406 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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Mule VariationsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1999Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 1999:20Rank Score:3,347
Rank in 1990s154Overall Rank:752
Average Rating:  79/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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The Heart Of Saturday NightUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1974Appears in:204 charts
Rank in 1974:13Rank Score:3,000
Rank in 1970s200Overall Rank:838
Average Rating:  78/100 (289 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Bone MachineUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1992Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 1992:16Rank Score:2,978
Rank in 1990s176Overall Rank:841
Average Rating:  79/100 (328 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Small ChangeUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1976Appears in:188 charts
Rank in 1976:23Rank Score:1,855
Rank in 1970s279Overall Rank:1,263
Average Rating:  79/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Heartattack And VineUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1980Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 1980:39Rank Score:1,450
Rank in 1980s249Overall Rank:1,572
Average Rating:  76/100 (194 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Franks Wild YearsUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1987Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 1987:33Rank Score:1,219
Rank in 1980s290Overall Rank:1,811
Average Rating:  78/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Blue ValentineUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1978Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1978:38Rank Score:1,105
Rank in 1970s407Overall Rank:1,981
Average Rating:  78/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Overall band rank: 59

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.Tom Traubert's Blues (Four Sheets To The Wind In Copenhagen)
(from the album Small Change)
 89/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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2.Ol' '55
(from the album Closing Time)
 89/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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3.In The Neighborhood
(from the album Swordfishtrombones)
 89/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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4.Time
(from the album Rain Dogs)
 89/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.Hang Down Your Head
(from the album Rain Dogs)
 89/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.Martha
(from the album Closing Time)
 88/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.Downtown Train
(from the album Rain Dogs)
 88/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You
(from the album Closing Time)
 88/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.Anywhere I Lay My Head
(from the album Rain Dogs)
 88/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.Singapore
(from the album Rain Dogs)
 87/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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11.Rain Dogs
(from the album Rain Dogs)
 87/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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12.16 Shells From A Thirty-Ought Six
(from the album Swordfishtrombones)
 87/100 (117 votes)
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13.Swordfishtrombone
(from the album Swordfishtrombones)
 87/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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14.I Don't Wanna Grow Up
(from the album Bone Machine)
 87/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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15.Tango Till They're Sore
(from the album Rain Dogs)
 87/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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16.Cold Cold Ground
(from the album Franks Wild Years)
 86/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.Jersey Girl
(from the album Heartattack And Vine)
 86/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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18.Jockey Full Of Bourbon
(from the album Rain Dogs)
 86/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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19.Hoist That Rag
(from the album Real Gone)
 86/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.Clap Hands
(from the album Rain Dogs)
 86/100 (196 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Tom Waits ratings

Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 158 votes)
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From Onater 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 SaulCortes1992 01/10/2019 22:21
BETTER THAN BOWIE
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From Fischman 12/09/2018 21:45
What Brad said.
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From Brad1770 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 Aziraphale 10/09/2017 17:08
One of the greatest voices ever.
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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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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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