Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Bad as me reviews

I'll be posting links to online reviews of the upcoming album Bad as me in this entry. So, if you ee anything, feel free to mail me or leave a link in the comments below.

UPDATE (Nov. 2): A somewhat belated update, but with two nice audio clips: the Fresh Air interview on NPR and the Triple J interview.

18 comments:

jerseyraindog said...

I've uploaded a scan of a review from Uncut Magazine (UK) (4 stars, album of the month).
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jerseyraindog/6185341403/

surfraptor said...

UK mag Uncut has Bad As Me as Album of the Month: Growling, whooping, yelping and crooning: a swaggering, multifarious tour-de-force ... 4 stars

cheers

Marco

surfraptor said...

oh apologies to jerseyraindog!

Nael said...

And Jeremy posted this Q review on tomwaitsfan's forum:

http://www.tomwaitsfan.com/forums/download/file.php?id=19495&mode=view

raindog said...

http://www.spin.com/reviews/tom-waits-bad-me-anti

Nael said...

http://louderthanwar.com/featured/tom-waits-bad-as-me-album-review

jerseyraindog said...

Mojo Magazine (Album of the month - 4 stars)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jerseyraindog/6226722032/in/photostream/

Camillo Longo said...

American Songwriter review:
http://www.americansongwriter.com/2011/10/tom-waits-bad-as-me/

Camillo Longo said...

Ventvox review:
http://ventvox.com/2011/10/tom-waits-bad-as-me-review/

Lisa said...

I did a review - not sure if you are into layman's reviews.
But I really loved the album.
http://lisathatcher.wordpress.com/2011/10/19/bad-as-me-tom-waits-and-the-new-jazz/

hkan said...

Dear Tom Waits customer,

Today, your “Bad As Me” was put on the truck. It will arrive within the next few days, depending on your post office’s delivery schedule.

hkan said...

Now THAT'S great news!

Dejan Tesic said...

Nice bunch of review. Thanks EBK et al. for the hard work.

Dr Pod said...

Lisa, you're clearly a thoroughly marvellous human being. Your review was a joy to read.

1bgeneral said...

for the life of me I can't imagine TW won't be playing shows somewhere sometime soon. after all he gets to do it hanging out with his son these days. wherever it is i'll be there, ready.

Dr Pod said...

My copy - the limited book edition - arrived today. What a beaut!

Mikkel Stolt aka Mike Proud said...

The music itself notwithstanding, can anybody tell me the artistic justification of making the questionable step to make a socalled deluxe version with three (3) extra songs on a separate dvd? Surely, if the record company or Mr. Waits found the songs good enough they would fit on the original dvd (and the vinyl), so it comes across as a not very sympathetic and highly commercial step to exploit (in lack of a better word) fans and collectors.

Also, it's a little annoying to see that the deluxe booklet has several flaws, i.e. are the lyrics of the two last songs printed in the wrong order and on one of the track someone is playing an unknown instrument, persussion. Come on, Anti Records!

Other than that, after three listenings it sounds like Bad as Me is a very good if not vintage TW album. Ironically, two of the songs on the extra dvd are among my favourites (Tell Me and After You Die).

Mikkel Stolt aka Mike Proud said...

Oops, I do of course mean cd's and not dvd's in the above post. Silly me.