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CITIZEN STEELY DAN

Steely Dan

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.38 | 20 ratings

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Gatot
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2 stars This is 70s band that I had never paid any attention to because I thought the band did not deliver something rockin' until in 2002. I was at local CD store famous to classic rock / progressive rock collectors in my country. I saw this boxed set and was not interested to buy, actually. But when my next visits to that store rpeat many times and I found no new prog or classic rock CDs that interested me at that store, I then looked at this Steely Dan's boxed set. I was surprised looking at the printed price Rp. 125.000,- (USD 14) I thought it was mispriced but the store keeper (after phoning the head office) told me that the printed price was correct. What? Typically, compilation boxed set with four CDs would cost around four times of that printed price. So I called up my colleague to know who Steely Dan was. My colleague told me that Steely Dan was one of major acts of 70s music. So I purchased it , even though I knew nothing about the band.

Well .. at first spin of the first CD, there was nothing that really catchy for my ears. All music flows naturally and nothing really hooked me in melody or composition, it's just easy listening plain music, no challenge at all to listen to the music. I then moved to second CD, almost the same feeling ..it's just an easy listening music with no catchy song. I forced myself to play all four CDs even though I was bored at CD Two, actually .. as the music is just flows to my ears and not really engaging my mind to observe further. I can conclude the music is a blend of pop and rock plus some flavor of jazz ... Do you know El Chicano? Some of the music reminds me to El Chicano. The music of Steely Dan is I think only suitable for relaxing ...not for thos proggers who really take an adventure and challenge with progressive music.

So, I think this compilation serves good for Collectors. It's not a bad compilation at all. I enjoy the booklet telling the history of the band. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW (i-Rock! Music Community)

Gatot | 2/5 |

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