Tooth of Crime

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Tooth of Crime
Tooth of Crime Cover.jpg
Studio album by T Bone Burnett
Released 2008
Genre Rock
Length 39:23
Label Nonesuch
Producer T Bone Burnett
T Bone Burnett chronology
Twenty Twenty - The Essential T Bone Burnett
(2006)Twenty Twenty - The Essential T Bone Burnett2006
Tooth of Crime

Tooth of Crime is an album by T Bone Burnett. The album is a selection of music written by Burnett for the 1996 production of Sam Shepard's play The Tooth of Crime.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Boston Phoenix 3.5/4 stars [2]

Music critic Mark Deming of Allmusic praised the album and wrote "Tooth of Crime is a smart, absorbing, and beautifully disquieting collection of songs that could have come from no one else but T Bone Burnett, and it shows that one of America's best songwriters may be working at a very deliberate pace but he still has some remarkable things left to tell us."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Anything I Say Can and Will Be Used Against You" - 4:02
  2. "Dope Island" - 4:16
  3. "The Slowdown" - 4:43
  4. "Blind Man" - 1:22
  5. "Kill Zone" - 4:19
  6. "The Rat Age" - 5:30
  7. "Swizzle Stick" - 5:10
  8. "Telepresence (Make The Metal Scream)" - 3:06
  9. "Here Come the Philistines" - 3:33
  10. "Sweet Lullaby" - 3:24



  1. ^ a b Deming, Mark. "Tooth of Crime > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 22, 2011. 
  2. ^ DrozDowski, Ted. "T Bone Burnett: Tooth of Crime (Second Dance)". Boston Phoenix.