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TWO AGAINST NATURE

Steely Dan

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.21 | 48 ratings

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arcane-beautiful
4 stars I had heard of these guys, but I never attempted to listen to them, and I'm sorry that I never had a chance to properly listen to them.

So when I saw a used copy of this album, I immediately bought it, because if they're on this website, they must be at least worth listening to them.

And I'm glad that I did, because I regret all mistakes I had from encountering this amazing band.

This album is a great album, very enjoyable. It's not a masterpiece, but it is great and very enjoyable.

I also love Donald's vocals, I don't know why, I could just listen to him sing all day, he has an amazing timbre to his voice.

This album also won 4 grammay's, and I can see why.

Basicaslly, if you haven't heard of this band, they sound like if Weather Report had a vocalist and all their songs were written by Stevie Wonder.

There is also a very Jamoriquoi vibe about this guys, basically the soul and jazz influences.

Also, this is a must for Dave Matthews Band fans as well, being one myself.

1. Gaslighting Abbie - What a funky jam. God this song rules. It has become one of my favourite songs at the moment. The chorus is amazing with some very werid chord changes and fantastic vocals. The jazz element also works incredibly well. Great saxophone solo. Very Stevie Wonder. 10/10

2. What A Shame About Me - Again, some werid but very effective chord changes. The guitar work is fantastic. 8/10

3. 2 Against Nature - Has quite a Pink Floyd vibe to it. Great chorus. The instrumental work is flawless. Another pretty cool sax solo. 8/10

4. Janie Runaway - Love the chorus. More Stevie Wonder chord changes and melodies.Some amazing instrumental work. The amazing cadences are just killer.

5. Almost Gothic - Pretty cool chorus. Very laidback and some beautifull melodies. 9/10

6. Jack Of Speed - Love the keyboard riff. The vocal harmonies are very Soul. A wee bit repetitive. 7/10

7. Cousin Dupree - Ok, the lyrics of this song are just wrong. They're quite hilarious, but they're very incest laced. Very cheesy but very effective. Great chorus. Very Bruce Springsteen. 8/10

8. Negative Girl - Love the bass work in this song. Another Stevie Wonder esque song. The drum work is also pretty cool, playing some werid off beats. The chorus is very werid. Love the vibraphone work. 8/10

9. West Of Hollywood - Such a happy song. Amazing chorus with weird melodies. As usual. Fantastic instrumental work. Fantastic saxophone work at the end. 9/10

CONCLUSION: This is just one of those albums that you can listen over and over to, just for a a bit of craic really. Very fun, and some really amazing songs.

arcane-beautiful | 4/5 |

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