Good Old Boys (studio album) by Randy Newman

Good Old Boys
Good Old Boys by Randy Newman
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 2,389th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 124 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1974 (41st)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (458th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,389th)
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RANDY NEWMAN GOOD OLD BOYS LP 1973 WARNER BROS, REPRISE LP MS2193
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Time left: 16h 49m 43s
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RANDY NEWMAN "Good Old Boys" QUADRADISC 1974 REPRISE MS4 2193 QUADRAPHONIC
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Time left: 23h 57m 21s
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2 Randy Newman CDs: "12 Songs" & "Good Old Boys" – Pre-owned
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 1d 19h 38m 25s
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Randy Newman bestography

Good Old Boys is ranked 2nd best out of 30 albums by Randy Newman on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Randy Newman is Sail Away which is ranked number 1558 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,114.

Randy Newman album bestography « Higher ranked (1,558th) This album (2,389th) Lower ranked (3,574th) »
Sail AwayGood Old Boys12 Songs

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Good Old Boys track list

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 124 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.0/100, a mean average of 75.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.6.

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95/100
From 08/21/2017 20:38
A very clever record, but it doesn't hold back emotionally. Great arrangements too.
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From 05/23/2017 05:38
My favorite of the 70s albums. I think it's successful because he's not just parodying the "good old boys" of the South, but really capturing the conflicted sense of being that haunts their conscience everyday. And perhaps, more than we realize, Newman as well.
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90/100
From 02/10/2016 04:54
Like all great satire, it opens itself up to a world of interpretation, rather than didactic preaching. This is the tour de force of Newman's method painting vivid portraits in the first-person-narrators of his songs.
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From 07/12/2015 20:05
Not bad
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95/100
From 12/26/2013 17:54
Masterful songwriting
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From 04/09/2013 00:54
Possibly the most venomous satire of Newman's career atop breezy country, orchestral and jazz arrangements. As always Newman spares no one side a fraction of his wit.
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Best Albums of 1974
1. Red by King Crimson
2. On The Beach by Neil Young
3. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
4. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
5. Rock Bottom by Robert Wyatt
6. Diamond Dogs by David Bowie
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