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Steely Dan


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.31 | 91 ratings

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2 stars Two Against Nature is the eight studio album from US pop/ rock act Steely Dan and itīs also the first Steely Dan studio album in twenty years. The last one being Gaucho from 1980.

Musicwise not much has happened since Gaucho. Steely Dan still play laidback jazzy pop/ rock and as the productions on the old albums were as excellent as they were, this more modern production is hardly an improvement. Not that this sound is any less excellent than the old productions itīs just a matter of taste what you prefer. So nothing new under the sun and Iīm a bit disappointed that they are content with playing the same old stuff again. The songs are allright but really doesnīt feel as innovative or fresh as some of the songs on the older albums. The exception here being the excellent West of Hollywood which has extensive intrumental parts. I actually regard that song to be one of the best ever by Steely Dan. Itīs sad that the rest of the album isnīt as exciting or progressive.

After having worked my way through all seven old Steely Dan albums and then this one I can honestly say that Two Against Nature is my least favorite of the first eight albums. This is a 2 star rating. Íīm simply not enjoying myself as much as I did on the older albums. Had all songs been in the vein of West of Hollywood this album could have gotten a BIG 3 star or a SMALL 4 star rating from me.

UMUR | 2/5 |


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