- Album name: Little Criminals
- Artist name: Randy Newman
- Year: 1977
- Number of discs: one discs / two sides
- Collection: Selman
Level of familiarity before listening
I think I’ve heard of Randy Newman’s name before, but I don’t know anything about his music and don’t think I’ve heard this record or could name anything else that he’s done.
What I expected
Singer-songwriter folk rock.
What it was actually like
This was a weird one. It didn’t seem to have any unified musical style. Parts sounded bluesy, and other parts sounded country, and other parts sounded like lounge music. The only thing that tied it together was an almost distracting level of lyrical richness to all the songs.
I can’t really tell if I’m supposed to consider this a novelty record or what, but I can say that I didn’t enjoy it.