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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.
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