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500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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Randy Newman, 'Sail Away'


Randy Newman, 'Sail Away'
322/500

Reprise, 1972

Producer Lenny Waronker called him the King of the Suburban Blues Singers. This is Newman's quiet masterpiece, less rock than fuck-you cabaret. Even now, "Political Science" ("Let's drop the big one/And see what happens") is relevant; either Newman is brilliant or we haven't come a long way, baby.


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