Tom Waits is one of those rare artists who has actually created a genre all his own. His gruff, howling, death rattle of a voice notwithstanding, he has carved out a musical world that is dark and primal, with shades of blues, jazz, Eastern European sounds, rumbas, waltzes and more. He tells stories of love and death populated with drunkards, murderers, hookers, madmen, gun-runners and shady people of all types. Over the course of more than three decades and twenty-odd albums, Waits has also recorded dozens of songs for films, many of which appear on the... More >>>