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really pleased. Fingers crossed for some tours.
Sounding great. Very warm. Quite accessible too for a Waits record, and here that is no bad thing. Might turn out to be his best since Bone Machine.
always a bonus. brevity is underrated.
everyone listen to it now fuck
I like it
I'm a massive Waits fan but Real Gone and Glitter & Doom tried my patience a bit. But Bad As Me is absolute fucking quality. It's fun, concise, accessible, energised, moving, and I suspect it's going to be his biggest success since Mule Variations.
Didn't like Glitter & Doom?
It's not his best record or anything (maybe not even in the Top 10) but it's far from a shitty album, and it's different. Waits trying something new. I'd give it at least a 7/10, personally, but different strokes...
What spoils it are a few experiments that don't really go anywhere. But there are some wonderful tracks on there: Make it Rain is absolutely brilliant, as is Trampled Rose. I think How's It Gonna End?, Don't Go Into That Barn and Dead and Lovely are excellent too.
Actually, it's got some of his best stuff on it. A few too many filler tracks but the best stuff on it is exceptional.
but there's a huge disparity between the unanimously gushing reviews it got & the album itself. It has some great tunes on it (Hoist That Rag, Dead & Lovely, Day After Tomorrow) but it also has a hell of a lot of filler, & it's a lot more one-dimensional than most of his albums. As for Glitter & Doom...nah. Doesn't do his live show any justice whatsoever.
his best since Bone Machine - by a mile.
I never got on well with Day After Tomorrow (although lots of reviews homed in on this as the highlight), but aside from that it's brilliant from start to finish.
get lost is a favourite, listened to the album yesterday after listening to bone machine for the 1st time in a good while.
I couldn't get through it all in one sitting. Since then it's joined the top tier of Waits albums, which also includes Swordfishtrombones, Rain Dogs, Mule Variations, and Alice. It makes more sense with each listen and the tracks have all started to stick out in their own right. Perfect length as well.