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Steely Dan


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.02 | 217 ratings

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Frankie Flowers
5 stars This is a cracking album and a lot more polished than it's predecessor. It's also catchier and more upbeat. It's even jazzier and a lot more bluesy too.

The opening "Bodhisattva" really shows some clever fusion with the jazz piano playing over a rock beat before the blues rock riff kicks in. The solos are excellent, including some rock and roll guitar. 'Razor Boy" is a classy number with nice piano as well as some electric piano parts and pedal steel guitar. I like "Boston Rag" very much as well as the classic "My Old School", but actually everything on here is consistently striking right to the ending track "King of the World".

It's cool, sophisticated music by one of the greatest American artists of the 70's. This one is among the best of Steely Dan. It simply can't be missed. 5 shining stars.

Frankie Flowers | 5/5 |


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