Tom Waits - Bad As Me - Music Banter Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > The MB Reader > New Releases Ratings Forum
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

View Poll Results: What Do You Think of "Bad As Me"?
Perfect 4 16.00%
Great 14 56.00%
Good 3 12.00%
OK 2 8.00%
Poor 1 4.00%
Terrible 1 4.00%
Voters: 25. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-28-2011, 02:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
The Monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Sweden
Posts: 803
Default

You people are insane, Alice is his best album since Bone Machine. I think the ballads in his 70s and 80s album are of filler quality, but since the 90s they have been excellent.

As for the new album, after two listens I'm loving it. "Hell broke Luce" is probably my favourite track at the moment. The lyrics are a bit hard to hear throughout the album as is usual with modern era Waits album, but I usually pick up on them on further listening.
__________________
Now another stranger seems to want you to ignore his dreams as though they were the burden of some other

The Monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2011, 10:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
Mate, Spawn & Die
 
Janszoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: The Rapping Community
Posts: 24,593
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Conan View Post
In general I think I've just avoided his material that was written for plays. I don't know why, I guess I assumed it wouldn't be as personal or quality, but listening to some of the songs on YouTube I think I've probably been missing out.
Yeah, Blood Money, Black Rider and Frank's Wild Years are all great albums. If you haven't heard them, they're definitely worth your while.
Janszoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 05:51 AM   #13 (permalink)
Live by the Sword
 
Howard the Duck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Posts: 9,075
Default

i voted "great" as well

not as strong as Rain Dogs or Bone Machine but still pretty damn good

has a similar vibe to Rain Dogs, stripped down chords and nifty ballads
__________________


Malaise is THE dominant human predilection.

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Virgin View Post
what? i don't understand you. farming is for vegetables, not for meat. if ou disagree with a farming practice, you disagree on a vegetable. unless you have a different definition of farming.
Howard the Duck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 11:07 AM   #14 (permalink)
Account Disabled
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 4,538
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Janszoon View Post
Yeah, Blood Money, Black Rider and Frank's Wild Years are all great albums. If you haven't heard them, they're definitely worth your while.
You know, I've heard Frank's Wild Years and really enjoyed it. Didnt even know it was for a play.
someonecompletelyrandom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2011, 05:17 AM   #15 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
The Monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Sweden
Posts: 803
Default


Tom Waits - Hell Broke Luce - YouTube

Probably the hardest song ever to come out of my speakers.
__________________
Now another stranger seems to want you to ignore his dreams as though they were the burden of some other

The Monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2011, 06:30 AM   #16 (permalink)
Mate, Spawn & Die
 
Janszoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: The Rapping Community
Posts: 24,593
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Monkey View Post
You people are insane, Alice is his best album since Bone Machine. I think the ballads in his 70s and 80s album are of filler quality, but since the 90s they have been excellent.
So you disagree then that the weakest songs on this album are "Pay Me" and "Last Leaf"? Those two are definite skippers for me. Some of the other ballads are good though, like "Face to the Highway".

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Monkey View Post
As for the new album, after two listens I'm loving it. "Hell broke Luce" is probably my favourite track at the moment. The lyrics are a bit hard to hear throughout the album as is usual with modern era Waits album, but I usually pick up on them on further listening.
I like "Hell Broke Luce" a lot too. I don't have any trouble understanding the lyrics though, never have with his songs in general. Maybe it's just the faux-southern accent on songs like that make him harder to understand if English isn't you first language?

Anyway, yeah, "Hell Broke Luce" is great, as you say one of the heaviest songs he's ever done, and it's hilarious to hear him swearing so much in a song. My other nomination for best song on the album are the first four tracks, "Chicago", "Raised Right Men", "Talking at the Same Time", and "Get Lost".
Janszoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2011, 01:55 AM   #17 (permalink)
Live by the Sword
 
Howard the Duck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Posts: 9,075
Default

i just acquired his entire discography

will assimilate them and see how this one compares
__________________


Malaise is THE dominant human predilection.

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Virgin View Post
what? i don't understand you. farming is for vegetables, not for meat. if ou disagree with a farming practice, you disagree on a vegetable. unless you have a different definition of farming.
Howard the Duck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2011, 01:07 PM   #18 (permalink)
Stoned and Jammin' Out
 
Mrd00d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Northern California; Eugene, OR; mobile
Posts: 1,602
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Janszoon View Post
So you disagree then that the weakest songs on this album are "Pay Me" and "Last Leaf"? Those two are definite skippers for me. Some of the other ballads are good though, like "Face to the Highway".


I like "Hell Broke Luce" a lot too. I don't have any trouble understanding the lyrics though, never have with his songs in general. Maybe it's just the faux-southern accent on songs like that make him harder to understand if English isn't you first language?

Anyway, yeah, "Hell Broke Luce" is great, as you say one of the heaviest songs he's ever done, and it's hilarious to hear him swearing so much in a song. My other nomination for best song on the album are the first four tracks, "Chicago", "Raised Right Men", "Talking at the Same Time", and "Get Lost".
I'd rather listen to "Pay Me" than "Kiss Me" or "Tell Me".

"Hell Broke Luce", "Satisfied", "Bad As Me", "Get Lost", and "Talking at the Same Time" are getting thoroughly stuck in my head and I like it.

I thought "Last Leaf" wasn't bad, myself. "She Stole the Blush" is a bit more shrug worthy to me...
__________________
Mrd00d's Last.fm

Mrd00d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2012, 03:41 PM   #19 (permalink)
Groupie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Bromont, Qc
Posts: 21
Default

Got the album, paid for it of course, but still can't get around "Glitter and Doom". That live album is gonna be hard to beat!!!
10thLineStudio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2012, 05:55 PM   #20 (permalink)
killedmyraindog
 
TheBig3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Posts: 11,172
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 10thLineStudio View Post
Got the album, paid for it of course, but still can't get around "Glitter and Doom". That live album is gonna be hard to beat!!!
Well that might say more about this album than Glitter and Doom. I was not thrilled when I got through it. New Years Eve was the best for me.
__________________
I've moved to a new address
TheBig3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



© 2003-2024 Advameg, Inc.