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    Posted: February 05 2019 at 16:35
You guys knew this was coming. As the results in the "who should go up against SD" poll suggested you guys overwhelmingly chose Roxy Music so here it is. Let the fun begin and don't forget the popcorn. LOL
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Roxy Music. They touched some remarkable peaks of art and pathos with their first two albums 
(and with some songs of Stranded [Song for Europe] and other Lps).

Steely Dan songs: High class production, very patinated, good compositions but I dont feel the soul, the pathos.


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Steely Dan, I never got into Roxy Music.
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Avalon is a stellar production
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Funny thing. I do like the Dan, but they're far from my fave. But so far, they've been the obvious slam dunk choice in every one of these polls so far.
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Much closer, but still Steely Dan...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2019 at 19:22
Originally posted by Fischman Fischman wrote:

Funny thing. I do like the Dan, but they're far from my fave. But so far, they've been the obvious slam dunk choice in every one of these polls so far.

Wait until they go up against Camel. Tongue
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Roxy Music, but just by a hair.
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ugh 

I guess Roxy, but again its a pass all around for me. 
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Originally posted by Man With Hat Man With Hat wrote:

ugh 

I guess Roxy, but again its a pass all around for me. 

You know, there is a "neither" option. Wink
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Steely Dan.
Lying on the hill; crawling over the windowsill into your living room...
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Love Roxy Music, but have never bothered with Steely Dan, based on the small number of songs I've heard, so I won't vote.

SD seem highly regarded, so can someone recommend a SD album that may engage my enthusiasm?
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^ Katy Lied and The Royal Scam are pretty good
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Originally posted by Blacksword Blacksword wrote:

SD seem highly regarded, so can someone recommend a SD album that may engage my enthusiasm?
Actually apart from a handful o f hits it was their debut album "Can't Buy a Thrill" that clicked with me first. Chronologically should work well. The follow-up Countdown to Ecstasy is brilliant too and infact every 70's album is close to perfection. And this way you'll get to experience their natural growth/transitions.

-As for myself for the first time in these polls I didn't vote for Steely Dan.
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Thanks for the recommendations :-)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote digdug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 06 2019 at 07:02
Originally posted by Blacksword Blacksword wrote:

Love Roxy Music, but have never bothered with Steely Dan, based on the small number of songs I've heard, so I won't vote.

SD seem highly regarded, so can someone recommend a SD album that may engage my enthusiasm?

Ha.... mine is just the opposite..... love Steely Dan

never really listened to Roxy Music

so.... won't vote !

Which RM album should I try first?

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weird but for me they both have one perfect album--Aja---and-- Avalon----the rest is a mixed bag--I'll take Steely Dan by a hair  as they are the local boys where I have a home--the college they went to is still well known for its jazz and classical music classes and bands -and I love jazzy music.
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Roxy.One of my all time favourites.
Shake & bake.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Saperlipopette! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 06 2019 at 08:00
Originally posted by digdug digdug wrote:

Originally posted by Blacksword Blacksword wrote:

Love Roxy Music, but have never bothered with Steely Dan, based on the small number of songs I've heard, so I won't vote.

SD seem highly regarded, so can someone recommend a SD album that may engage my enthusiasm?

Ha.... mine is just the opposite..... love Steely Dan

never really listened to Roxy Music

so.... won't vote !

Which RM album should I try first?

Again I'd say you can't go wrong by checking them out chronologically, but you may want to skip Manifesto & Flesh + Blood and go straight from Siren to Avalon
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I have to go with Roxy Music on this one, but it is very close.
 
They both have some great albums.  This is a great matchup.
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