Chris is trying to compensate for his lack of musical knowledge by immersing himself in one new artist each week. At the end of the week, he will write up a brief summary of his opinions. You can read about the origin and parameters of this project here.
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE:
FURTHER EXPLORATION WOULD ENTAIL: Waits has been around for a while and is pretty prolific, but I think the most important aspect of his career that I didn't get to this week is his early stuff from the seventies. Apparently these albums - Closing Time (1973), The Heart of Saturday Night (1974), Blue Valentine (1978) - drop the strange instruments and are more classic blues-rock over a piano. It would be interesting to check out the early Waits, though the recent Real Gone (2004) is also supposed to be pretty good.
BEST SONG YOU HAVEN'T HEARD: "Anywhere I Lay My Head"
NEXT WEEK'S ARTIST: The Cars