Wednesday, October 06, 2004

A cause for celebration

It only happens every few years like a total eclipse. This week a momentus occasion took place, Tom Waits released a new album. Is it good? Hey, it's a Tom Waits album. Waits is like Dylan either you like or you don't. If you don't like him I don't want to hear why because whatever you say is wrong.

The album is similar to Mule Variations in that it's staggered in its styles. It has the freak outs, the slow songs, a spoken word piece, humor, pathos, experimental sounds and Tom's croon and his howl. What in the hell else could you want?

Like any album by this guy it's going to take weeks to digest it properly. I am looking forward to my nice long buffet.

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