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Old 06-29-2010, 07:04 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Janszoon View Post
Heh. Yeah, Alice is probably his worst album IMO. Blood Money is a pretty good album, but like you said, probably not the best place to start with him. I'd recommend Bone Machine or Small Change as good places to start with Mr. Waits. Both great albums, plus they will give you a sense of the two distinct phases of his career.
Discussions always help my chart a course, and one of the things I've never understood about the Wait's universe is how people think Bone Machine is a good place to start.

Its an amazing album, but few albums result in a bigger "what the **** is this ****" moment and are still good albums. I think Bone Machine also tends to stay in the same geographical location.

I actually can't wait to review this now.
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