Randy Newman
Features // 2 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 3 Articles
News // 1 Articles
//Features

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.

MacGuffin Pop
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.

//Columns

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.

//Reviews

Randy Newman: The Randy Newman Songbook
23 Sep 2016 // 3:17 AM

Randy Newman is a national treasure, and this lavish vinyl box set is a fitting showcase for his many musical and lyrical gifts.

Barbra Streisand: Release Me
6 Nov 2012 // 5:04 PM

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

//News

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

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Measuring Success: The Unsatisfying Notion of "Good Endings" and "Bad Endings"

// Moving Pixels

"Sometimes stories need to end badly in order to be really good.

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