Bad as Me

  • Record Label: Anti
  • Release Date: Oct 25, 2011
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 74 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 74
  2. Negative: 7 out of 74
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  1. Oct 25, 2011
    5
    Isn't this the guy who, by the sound of his voice, has just smoked too many cigarettes and who critics just love because he's... well, Tom Waits? I used to be an admirer of his work, but - honestly - he should pack it in and live off the royalties of his back catalog. This is just a bad repeat of what he used to do brilliantly in the past.
  2. Mar 23, 2013
    5
    I love Tom more than anybody i know, he's my favorite artist hands down, this is not his best album. There are some cool songs on here but overall it doesn't do it for me. Sorry Tom, i hope to love everything you do.
Metascore
88

Universal acclaim - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Jan 3, 2012
    89
    Though Waits holds a reserved seat in the small club of artists who don't put out bad albums, the whiff of wild youth hangs around Bad as Me as if it was recorded in back alleys, behind churches, and in bars after hours.
  2. Mojo
    Dec 22, 2011
    80
    Bad As me is alive with some of his greatest yet. [Nov 2011, p.90]
  3. The Wire
    Dec 6, 2011
    90
    At this moment, Bad As Me might be his best ever. [Nov 2011, p.68]