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Steely Dan


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.76 | 202 ratings

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3 stars 3,5 stars for sure

Fifth studio album The Royal scam from 1976 is to me another good towards great release from Steely Dan. Three pieces stands as highlights to my ears, the opening track Kid Charlemagne with excellent vocal lines, the smooth and elegant Don't take me alive with catchy chorus and the ending track The royal scam, the rest of the material while are ok are nothing really impressive. Keeping the same attitude as on previous albums , maybe little lighter then on Countdown to ecstasy but not bad at all in the end. the popier moments are well integrated in the overall jazzier sound. 3,5 for this one, good but I prefere Countdown much more

b_olariu | 3/5 |


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