#3: Tom Waits – Real Gone (Anti-) – Quirky. Experimental. Hip. Poetic. Cinematic. Thoughtful. Thought-provoking. It’s one thing to deliver one or more of these qualities; it’s quite another to consistently deliver them all consistently for 31 years. On Real Gone, Waits brings the wood once again. Percussively driven, along the lines of Bone Machine, Real Gone delivers another batch of vibrant songs and performances that make for yet another essential album.