Randy Newman

Best Of 2020: Songs In Alphabetical Order By Artist Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 31, 2020

over 200 great songs and a Spotify playlist to hear em on

Is Magic Thinking Necessary For Songwriting?

By Alyson Camus | November 19, 2019

‘Atheism may be an honest way to live your life, but it’s bad for songwriting’


By Alyson Camus | August 4, 2018

Weezer and Pixies are at The Forum on Wednesday

Sneak Peaks: New Album Released 8-4-17 – 8-11-17

By Iman Lababedi | July 31, 2017

Randy’s first album in nine years

10 Songs: Friday, June 26th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | June 26, 2015

I Think It’s Going To Rain Today – Randy Newman – He sounded like Mel Torme with a cold and the piano playing was so quiet and the downbeat of the down beat so down beat, it was hard to tell when he was joking and when he had stopped. On this song as well, where the emotions are written so large and small at the same time, it is hard not to take Randy seriously, I always took it as a break up song, other people claim homelessness – A

1972 – The A+ List

By Steve Crawford | May 26, 2014

The common theme of ‘70s rock criticism was “this decade is horrendous, everything great happened in the ‘60s,” which is a sentiment that proves that The Beatles were more effective as a hangover than they were as an intoxication. 1972 was actually an embarrassment of riches and this listing could easily be doubled. So, let’s groove on back to the Nixon era without being nattering nabobs of negativity.

10 Songs: Saturday, February 15th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | February 15, 2014

I Got The Reason – Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band – A botched arrangement stops this from being one of his biggest triumphs; he knew what he had in the pounding Richard Manuel inspired piano and went too far. Still a masterpiece, of course – A