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Steely Dan - Can't Buy a Thrill CD (album) cover

CAN'T BUY A THRILL

Steely Dan

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.53 | 152 ratings

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UMUR
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3 stars Can't Buy a Thrill is the debut studio album from Steely Dan. The album was released in 1972. Iīm new to the band and listening to this album itīs hard to understand why Steely Dan is on PA, but Iīm sure that some of their later albums are more prog related and those are the ones who have earned them their place here.

The music on Can't Buy a Thrill is pop/ rock or soft rock with little or no progressive tendencies. What makes this album interesting anyway is how professional these compositions sound. Itīs obvious that main composers Donald Fagen and Walter Becker are very talented composers and musicians. The production is also a big asset when listening to the album. Itīs very detailed, warm and pleasant. Songs like the opener Do It Again and the great Reelinī in the Years are very good pop/ rock songs. Note the melody line in the vers in Reelin' In the Years. Thatīs a well composed melody line if I ever heard one. The vocals are really great and warm.

The first time I listened to the album I was sure I was gonna give it 2 stars, because of the lack on progressive elements but Iīve come to enjoy the pleasant mood and groovy rythms a bit more than I had expected and adding the very clever pop/ rock arrangements and compositions to my overall opinion Iīll have to rate this one 3 stars. The more I listen the more I enjoy it. Music for a quiet sunday afternoon in the sun. Just donīt expect anything challenging or progressive. Iīll be looking forward to listening to more from Steely Dan.

UMUR | 3/5 |

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