Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler's comedy records are worth getting. I've compiled "best ofs" for myself.

Suggested first purchase: They're All Gonna Laugh at You

They're All Gonna Laugh at You (1993) -- This collection of comedy about your high school days are pretty great. There's some stupid stuff (in a bad way) here and there, but mostly it's funny tracks. Highlights include "At a Medium Pace," "I'm So Wasted," and "Toll Booth Willie." B

What the Hell Happened To Me? (1996) -- More surreal than the last one (saying a lot), one of the biggest highlights is "The Goat" about a talking goat who just wants to have some escape from his owner who beats him to hang out with some college guys. You get the famous "Chanukah Song" here, but you also get stupid stuff like any "Excited Southerner" track or a slick song like "Steve Polychronopolous." B

What's Your Name? (1997) -- With the exception of "The Lonesome Kicker" and "Listenin' to the Radio," this is pretty much a collection of too-slick, not that funny novelty songs (they're all songs this time--unlike the regular comedy skits of the first two albums). Sandler does an eight minute epic on the goat character from the second album that all but ruins the comedy of the original. D

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