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Steely Dan


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.67 | 161 ratings

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4 stars There are two bands in the entire music history that can influence my mood in a positive way as soon as I play one of their albums. And those are Santana and this great and special band Steely Dan. It's also the great strength of Steely Dan to bring out a very special atmosphere in their music, that's why I love the band.

And this album Katy Lied is a very good example of such an album. After the two first tracks I'm always in the fine mood I'm talking about and I feel that's a huge quality. Black Friday is a great rocking song, one of the few they made in this style but also one of their best songs ever. The second is Bad Sneakers, a little jewel I always loved so far and will love forever. This is one of those songs that touches heart and soul, I don't know why, it's not about the lyrics, it's simply the composition, it's so special.

Downside of the fact that the first two songs are ones favourites is that the rest of the album is almost a disappointment but that is not quite fair because a few other songs are very nice as well, especially Doctor Wu (in fact the title track because the words Katy Lied are sung frequently) and also Rose Darling and Everyone's gone to the movies. The other tracks are somewhat less but still ok.

So that means not really an equable album but all in all I think 4 stars is a fair result although slightly rounded up.

progrules | 4/5 |


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