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Tuesday, December 9 2008

The Best Singer-Songwriter Albums of 2008

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.


Thursday, February 22 2007

MacGuffin Pop

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.


Reviews

Tuesday, November 6 2012

Barbra Streisand: Release Me

In Streisand’s voice, every song is about Streisand’s voice.


Monday, August 4 2008

Randy Newman: Harps and Angels

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.


News

Wednesday, September 24 2008

Randy Newman pops up again with first new album in nine years

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


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