Sontornato ai quindicigradi in più, ma a farmi scegliere la vita trovo un nuovo singolo di Tom Waits. Sette anni da Real Gone, un buco ancora più grande di quello fra Black Rider e Mule Variations, per quanto dissimulato dalla tripla raccolta di varietà Orphans già in gran parte note ai maniaci cui mi pregio di appartenere. E il 25 ottobre il nuovo album, anche lui Bad As Me, poteva essere una cosa intimista, pensavo a un ritorno al piano, e invece sembra seguire la via altamente infedele proprio di Real Gone con Ribot alla chitarra cattiva, ed è bene.
L'annuncio sul sito ufficiale della Anti, al momento inerme orizzontale, come certificato anche da Eyeball Kid: Throughout his career, Tom Waits has created milestone albums that serve both to refine the music that has come before, and to signal a new phase in his career: Rain Dogs and Mule Variations are both counted by fans as among these pivotal works. Now comes Bad As Me, his first studio album of all new music in seven years, which finds Tom Waits in possibly the finest voice of his career and at the height of his songwriting powers, working with a veteran team of gifted musicians and longtime co-writer/producer Kathleen Brennan. From the opening horn-fueled chug of “Chicago,” to the closing barroom chorale of “New Year’s Eve,” Bad As Me displays the full career range of Waits’ songwriting, from beautiful ballads like “Last Leaf,” to the avant cinematic soundscape of “Hell Broke Luce,” a battlefront dispatch. On tracks like “Talking at the Same Time,” Waits shows off a supple falsetto, while on blues burners like “Raised Right Men” and the gospel tinged “Satisfied” he spits, stutters and howls. Like a good boxer, these songs are lean and mean, with strong hooks and tight running times. And there is a pervasive sense of players delighting in each other’s musical company that brings a feeling of loose joy even to the album’s saddest songs. Bad As Me is a Tom Waits album for the ages.
1) "Chicago" 2) "Raised right men" 3) "Talking at the same time" 4) "Get lost" 5) "Face to the highway" 6) "Pay me" 7) "Back in the crowd" 8) "Bad as me" 9) "Kiss me" 10) "Satisfied" 11) "Last leaf" 12) "Hell broke luce" 13) "New year’s eve" 14) "She stole the blush" (Bonus) 15) "Tell me" (Bonus) 16) "After you die" (Bonus).
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