500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

Randy Newman, '12 Songs'

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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