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This review is from: Two Against Nature (Audio CD)
Here Becker & Fagen have produced the benchmark for album-makers of the 21st century to match ... & no doubt the likeliest contenders to do this are themselves on their next outing.
For instant gratification play from track 4 (Janie Runaway) to the end (West of Hollywood), then play the first 3 tracks. Stupendous. If Zappa could have been a subtle lyricist maybe he'd have matched the effect of the ludicrous verse found herein. And with their usual super-sublime melodies, instrumentation and arrangements the Dan have proved they can "Do It Again"... and better.
So put away that "Best of Steely Dan" album now boys & girls - this one's better than "Aja" - now there's a recommendation.