Rain Dogs

Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
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Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 182 ratings
1985 Ratings: #2
September 30, 1985 / Release Date
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RCA / Label
Tom Waits / Producer
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100
AllMusic

With its jarring rhythms and unusual instrumentation -- marimba, accordion, various percussion -- as well as its frequently surreal lyrics, Rain Dogs is very much a follow-up to Swordfishtrombones, which is to say that it sounds for the most part like The Threepenny Opera being sung by Howlin' Wolf.

100
Rolling Stone

With Rain Dogs, he dropped his bedraggled lounge-piano act and fused outsider influences -- socialist decadence by way of Kurt Weill, pre-rock integrity from old dirty blues, the elegiac melancholy of New Orleans funeral brass -- into a singularly idiosyncratic American style

Oct 3, 2016
MarkCooper
96
Tom is a living character. He doesn't even need to dedicate his life to his music, he is the music. Any time I want to feel like a dirty drifter who hasn't showered in weeks and lives off a liquid diet of whiskey, I throw this on. This album makes you want to be a scoundrel.
Sep 21, 2018
MacPhisto
95
Un álbum brillante. Las canciones, con sus letras e instrumentos, producen una sensación de caos y anarquía que acompañarán la discografía de Tom Waits durante los '90 y los '00.
Sep 6, 2018
Odeon
77
Dope album. Few tracks I like a lot, some are lackluster.
Aug 22, 2018
asowersby
65
Meh.
Jul 6, 2018
99
99/100
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Track List

  1. Singapore 
  2. Clap Hands 
  3. Cemetery Polka 
  4. Jockey Full Of Bourbon 
  5. Tango Till They're Sore 
  6. Big Black Mariah 
  7. Diamonds And Gold 
  8. Hang Down Your Head 
  9. Time 
  10. Rain Dogs
  11. Midtown 
  12. 9th & Hennepin 
  13. Gun Street Girl 
  14. Union Square 
  15. Blind Love 
  16. Walking Spanish 
  17. Downtown Train 
  18. Bride Of Rain Dog 
  19. Anywhere I Lay My Head
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