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Blood Money

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Blood Money & Alice

    Blood Money & Alice are quite simply the best productions Tom Waits has given out yet... I ordered them both before they were released,in order to be sured to have them as fast as possible:) I'm willing to state that These two albums are the Definitive Tom Waits anthology as it combines both the modern productions (Black Rider,Mule Variations) with his older style..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Woe

    Blood Money¿ and ¿Alice¿ are head-aches when one must decide which is Tom¿s best work ever. I say it¿s good. I say it¿s perfect, but what isn¿t in Tom Waits¿ music?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    blood money is the better of the 2

    starving in the belly of a whale is the most beautiful full-throttle madness tom has ever created. only filipino box spring hog comes close. it makes bone machine sound tame. alice is good, but the title track may be a disappointment if you're a fan of the old demo version. neither sounds like the expected progression after mule variations, but they were written before mv, so they shouldn't. don't get me wrong, these are the best 2 albums you'll hear this year, buy em both, but blood money's highs are higher than alice's. again, BUY THEM BOTH.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good, but not fantastic

    I am truly a devout Tom Waits fan, and I must say that these two new works (Blood Money and Alice) are great accomplishments. However, I don not agree that this is some of Tom's strongest material, as mentioned in a number of other reviews. The dark and foreboding world addressed in both these albums limits the content significantly. Subsequently, the songs sound more alike than any recent Waits release. I realize militant Waits fans will disagree, but play Blood Money against something as varied and expansive as Frank's Wild Years, Rain Dogs or Mule Variations and you'll see my point. Obviously these two new works are themed by story more than the standard studio albums, as they are meant to accompany theatrical works. I'm sure the theatrical works are dazzling, but since here we are supplied only with the audio, it comes across as a little repetitive. Tom Waits brilliance lies in his descriptions and the creation of the musical atmosphere in a world that he creates, rather than describing the world or work of others.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Quite possibly the best album ever recorded.

    On my first full, close listen to Blood Money, I was certain it was my favorite Tom Waits album. It combines the best parts of the ''Holy Trilogy'' (Swordfishtrombones, Rain Dogs, Frank's Wild Years) with his more recent material (The Black Rider, Bone Machine) seamlessly. After repeated listening, I am fairly certain this is my favorite album by any atrist - EVER. If you like Tom Waits (how could you not?), you need to buy this album. Now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Perhaps His Overall Finest Work.

    This album is fantastic--my favorite album from one of my favorite artists.

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