Steely Dan albums are ,(like the group) one of those things few people dare to talk about.
At a push most people will be familiar with the hits, "Rikki don't lose that number " and "Reeling in the years" !
Likewise their albums "Aja" and "pretzel logic" are the ones most critics rave about , and don't get me wrong, they are both excellent too. "Gaucho" however is the one that does it for me .
Maybe it is non-commercial, and maybe there are no big "radio friendly" hits........ but in this case thats not a bad thing.
There are no weak, dud, crap, filler tracks at all, every song is great.
The music, the arrangements, the lyrics,the harmonies, and Donald Fagens keyboard playing are all just brilliant.
If you like and apprieciate the music of Steely Dan, then you'll love this album, its one of those easy to listen to feel good albums.
They might be labelled naff and untrendy,.... but if you like them, and this album, you know what to do ....spread the word !