23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Not for pop idol fans!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Blood Money (Audio CD)
If you have liked any Tom Waits albums since Sworfishtrombones, you will love this....just a word of caution though :it is not suitable for those of a nervous disposition! The aura created by the brilliant and original inventiveness of Tom Waits may leave you with an uneasy feeling.You wont find yourself humming these songs in the shower!
There is nothing startingly different from much of his more recent work on this album,it is similiar to many of his other post Swordfishtrombones offerings. But what he does, he does brilliantly. For me he is the only genius working in the world of rock: rock music as art? In the hands of Tom Waits, most certainly yes.
If you have never bought a Tom Waits album this would be a good place to start. If you are fed up of the usual bland pap that passes for rock music these days and are looking for an album with originality, black humour, great lyrics, amazing arrangements that is more than just a little off the wall, then this is for you. Buy it!! Within 5 seconds of the start of track 1 you will know you are in the presence of genius.