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Steely Dan


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.67 | 161 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars Of their first six albums this is my least favourite. I think the bottom line is that it just doesn't have much in the way of good songs. Of course i'm comparing it to the other five and for me it doesn't measure up them.The album cover is brilliant in connection with the title of this work. "Black Friday" sounds dated to me, you know like the music on AM radio in the mid seventies dated. It's catchy and the guitar is prominant but... "Bad Sneakers" is a laid back tune with both the piano and vocals standing out. A pretty good chorus on this one. Michael McDonald helps with backing vocals at 1 1/2 minutes and a minute later. A guitar solo in this one too. 'Rose Darling" is probably a top three for me. It's fairly uptempo with the focus on the vocals.Good song. "Daddy Don't Live In That New York City No More" is a bluesy song but i'm not a fan. "Doctor Wu" is mostly drums and piano early as the vocals join in. Sax after 1 1/2 minutes. "Everyone's Gone To The Movies" has an "island" flavour to it.The chorus is catchy. It's an okay track. "Your Gold Teeth II" is my favourite song on here by far. A taste of "Countdown To Ecstacy". Just a great sounding jazzy tune. "Chain Lightning" has bluesy guitar leads and is a toe tapper. "Any World (That I'm Welcome To)" is the other top three track for me. I really like the mood of this one. "Throw Back The Little Ones" has some interesting vocals with lots of piano. Nice guitar solo 1 1/2 minutes in. I just can't get enthusiastic about this album but it's worth 3 stars.
Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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