500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Tom Waits, 'Rain Dogs'

399. Tom Waits, 'Rain Dogs'

Island, 1985

"I like that weird, ludicrous things," Waits once said. That understatement plays out most clearly on Rain Dogs, his finest portrait of the tragic kingdom of the streets. Waits abandons his grungy minimalism on the gorgeous "Downtown Train" and gets backing by Keith Richards on "Big Black Mariah."

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