Bad as Me - Tom Waits
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 64
  2. Negative: 7 out of 64

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  1. Nov 6, 2011
    3
    Why does everyone love this guy? I don't see it. I listened to the album... but I wanted to rip my ears off afterwards because I couldn't get that raspy voice out of my head. Sure, he may have had talent a long time ago, but it's time to throw in the towel and retire to a nice home in Florida.
  2. TAE
    Mar 4, 2012
    0
    Best album of the year by far.....for me to poop on. Like Yoda getting an anal probe he sounds. What are the chances that Whitney Houston was listening to the radio and came across a Tom Waits track on the snobby college rock station before dying. I know I would have drowned myself. Whitney past her prime snorting coke while giving birth sounds better than Tom Waits. Howard Stern farting the National Anthem sounds better than waits. Fran Dresher getting it on with Gilbert Gotfreid sounds better than Tom Waits. Joanna Newsom sounds a little better than Waits. Expand
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. Dec 22, 2011
    80
    Bad As me is alive with some of his greatest yet. [Nov 2011, p.90]
  3. Dec 6, 2011
    90
    At this moment, Bad As Me might be his best ever. [Nov 2011, p.68]