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The Best Singer-Songwriter Albums of 2008
9 Dec 2008 // 3:00 PM
Former (or current) members of the Dream Syndicate, Fleetwood Mac, and the Wallflowers are just a few of the best singer-songwriters stepping out on their own this year.
22 Feb 2007 // 3:00 PM
Randy Newman's latest Academy Award nomination makes it easy to forget how truly deceptive his songwriting really is. His music, which rarely wanders far from New Orleans R&B, ragtime, or Brill Building pop, is the stuff of familiarity and comfort, an unassuming foundation of Americana into which subversive (confrontational, even) ideas can be planted.
What Does Randy Newman Say When He Talks With God?
22 Feb 2016 // 9:45 PM
One of the less celebrated satirists of religion, a study of some of Randy Newman's key songs reveals a subtle subversive at work.
Barbra Streisand: Release Me
6 Nov 2012 // 5:04 PM
In Streisand’s voice, every song is about Streisand’s voice.
Randy Newman: Harps and Angels
4 Aug 2008 // 6:00 PM
The bard of piano pop makes a triumphant return to songwriting with a scathingly political album that makes the new Nas album sound like a campaign PSA for John McCain.
Randy Newman pops up again with first new album in nine years
24 Sep 2008 // 12:46 AM
Randy Newman and pop music weren't exactly made for each other. "It's like I fell in love with a woman who wasn't my type," says