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I would be extremely biased toward Steely Dan in almost any poll.
I do like the Roxies a lot but Steely Dan have never put out a bad album, not even a mediocre one, they are all great.
Aja being the touted masterpiece. Their music bears multiple repeated listenings for minute intricate details and the lyrics are mind-boggling.
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Originally posted by Dr. Occulator Dr. Occulator wrote:

I would be extremely biased toward Steely Dan in almost any poll.
I do like the Roxies a lot but Steely Dan have never put out a bad album, not even a mediocre one, they are all great.
Aja being the touted masterpiece. Their music bears multiple repeated listenings for minute intricate details and the lyrics are mind-boggling.

Really? Have you heard the last two SD albums? I would say they hardly went out with a bang. 
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Roxy by a mile...never got into SD...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 06 2019 at 11:33
Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Originally posted by Dr. Occulator Dr. Occulator wrote:

I would be extremely biased toward Steely Dan in almost any poll.
I do like the Roxies a lot but Steely Dan have never put out a bad album, not even a mediocre one, they are all great.
Aja being the touted masterpiece. Their music bears multiple repeated listenings for minute intricate details and the lyrics are mind-boggling.


Really? Have you heard the last two SD albums? I would say they hardly went out with a bang. 
Is it so incredible to you that there are those who would disagree? I'd count Two Against Nature as my sixth-favourite SD album. I'd also consider both the last two Dan albums a light year ahead of the inexplicably-worshipped lounge-lizard pap that is Avalon. And I say that as a Roxy Music fan of 36 years standing
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jamesbaldwin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 06 2019 at 12:02
Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Originally posted by Dr. Occulator Dr. Occulator wrote:

I would be extremely biased toward Steely Dan in almost any poll.
I do like the Roxies a lot but Steely Dan have never put out a bad album, not even a mediocre one, they are all great.
Aja being the touted masterpiece. Their music bears multiple repeated listenings for minute intricate details and the lyrics are mind-boggling.


Really? Have you heard the last two SD albums? I would say they hardly went out with a bang. 
Is it so incredible to you that there are those who would disagree? I'd count Two Against Nature as my sixth-favourite SD album. I'd also consider both the last two Dan albums a light year ahead of the inexplicably-worshipped lounge-lizard pap that is Avalon. And I say that as a Roxy Music fan of 36 years standing
 

In my opinion Steely Dan have never reached the peaks of Roxy Music first and second album.
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Originally posted by jamesbaldwin jamesbaldwin wrote:

Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Originally posted by Dr. Occulator Dr. Occulator wrote:

I would be extremely biased toward Steely Dan in almost any poll.
I do like the Roxies a lot but Steely Dan have never put out a bad album, not even a mediocre one, they are all great.
Aja being the touted masterpiece. Their music bears multiple repeated listenings for minute intricate details and the lyrics are mind-boggling.


Really? Have you heard the last two SD albums? I would say they hardly went out with a bang. 
Is it so incredible to you that there are those who would disagree? I'd count Two Against Nature as my sixth-favourite SD album. I'd also consider both the last two Dan albums a light year ahead of the inexplicably-worshipped lounge-lizard pap that is Avalon. And I say that as a Roxy Music fan of 36 years standing
 

In my opinion Steely Dan have never reached the peaks of Roxy Music first and second album.
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Originally posted by Saperlipopette! Saperlipopette! wrote:

Originally posted by jamesbaldwin jamesbaldwin wrote:

Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Originally posted by Dr. Occulator Dr. Occulator wrote:

I would be extremely biased toward Steely Dan in almost any poll.
I do like the Roxies a lot but Steely Dan have never put out a bad album, not even a mediocre one, they are all great.
Aja being the touted masterpiece. Their music bears multiple repeated listenings for minute intricate details and the lyrics are mind-boggling.


Really? Have you heard the last two SD albums? I would say they hardly went out with a bang. 
Is it so incredible to you that there are those who would disagree? I'd count Two Against Nature as my sixth-favourite SD album. I'd also consider both the last two Dan albums a light year ahead of the inexplicably-worshipped lounge-lizard pap that is Avalon. And I say that as a Roxy Music fan of 36 years standing
 

In my opinion Steely Dan have never reached the peaks of Roxy Music first and second album.

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Not a massive RM fan but more a fan of their music than the fusion and jazz in SD. 
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If there was a racehorse named Roxy it would be taking the lead right about now. ;)
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Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Originally posted by Dr. Occulator Dr. Occulator wrote:

I would be extremely biased toward Steely Dan in almost any poll.
I do like the Roxies a lot but Steely Dan have never put out a bad album, not even a mediocre one, they are all great.
Aja being the touted masterpiece. Their music bears multiple repeated listenings for minute intricate details and the lyrics are mind-boggling.


Really? Have you heard the last two SD albums? I would say they hardly went out with a bang. 
Is it so incredible to you that there are those who would disagree? I'd count Two Against Nature as my sixth-favourite SD album. I'd also consider both the last two Dan albums a light year ahead of the inexplicably-worshipped lounge-lizard pap that is Avalon. And I say that as a Roxy Music fan of 36 years standing

Nope, not incredible at all. In fact I expect it. That doesn't make me any less likely to state my opinion though just like you stated yours. ;)
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Fan of both. Too difficult for me to separate them. Just on Avalon, it's pop, not prog, but is it any less a piece of art because it's not prog? Hardly. Just personal taste.

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Early Roxy is awesome, SD are dull. Voted RM
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Steely Dan I guess
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Whew...tough choice for me...two bands that I like quite a lot.
There's a uniqueness to both bands and a very original approach by  each.
It may be a cop out but I'll say equal on this one.
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Gaucho killed the 'Dan for me after a string of highly likable albums. I get something new out of Roxy' every time I listen to them although weak portions of their albums can be challenging to the ear. Hard to choose here.
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Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

Whew...tough choice for me...two bands that I like quite a lot.
There's a uniqueness to both bands and a very original approach by  each.
It may be a cop out but I'll say equal on this one.

right on Doc...  from a purely musical evaluation I'd rate them equal in terms of what they brought to the table as both had many great albums and were extremely unique and original. Though again the collection of musical talent and how it was used in Dan sets them above pretty much any group one can compare them to.  

Roxy never really connected with me the way the dark cynicism and corresponding bleak worldview of the Dan did..
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Dan by half a noselength.
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