Which Tom Waits CD you recommend?

United States
January 3, 2007 5:09pm CST
I just recently started listening to Tom Waits after over hearing people talk about him. Someone told me that I would like him. My questions is what is the best CD that he came out with, I am want to buy one so I can listen to it but I am having a hard time trying to figure out which one to buy. Any suggestions?
2 responses
@jeffaim (215)
• United States
10 Jan 07
I like Small Change the best - it's early enough that it's got some of the straight ahead and some of the experimental - a bit more sentimental than Rain Dogs or Swordfishtrombones, which I also really liked.
• United States
12 Jan 07
Thanks I will have to go buy it today.
@Nero11 (317)
6 Nov 09
depends on your taste. His early work such as Closing Time and Heart of Saturday Night have great traditionally crafted songs on them and for those who aren't fond of his voice it is at its least gravelly. Many say his mid period was his best with Franks Wild Years and Rain Dogs where he began to get a little experimental. Then you have his recent bluesier take on things with Mule Variations and the recent Orphans. The latter would be a good place to start.