500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Randy Newman, '12 Songs'
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356. Randy Newman, '12 Songs'

Reprise, 1970

Newman's second disc was his artistic breakout, with Ry Cooder and a few of the Byrds contributing to the loose, confident sound. It's prime caustic, funny Newman – especially the piano rockers "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)" and "Have You Seen My Baby?" and the tormented "Suzanne."

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