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#411: Mule Variations by Tom Waits

3.24.2011


Mule Variations by Tom Waits (1999)

Favorite Track(s): "Big in Japan" and "Pony" and "Picture in a Frame" and "Georgia Lee" and "Take It With Me"

Thoughts: Um, I didn't dislike it. It was good, but I don't think I would listen to it again...I just wasn't blown away, which I sort of expected to be. But Tom Waits seems to be the kind of artist that you are 'converted' to, and once you've seen the light and realized his genius you never go back. It makes sense that the change wouldn't happen to me with one album, so I'll listen to more of him as he shows up on the list, but this one just didn't do it for me. Either my expectations were too high or I wasn't in the right mood...I'll assume the latter since so many love him to death.

And "What's He Building" and "Black Market Baby" are going to give me nightmares. So that's nice.

Oh, Rolling Stone list...



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1 comment:

theresa clare said...

I'm so glad you have a Friends reference in here. I love and miss Friends daily.