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Steely Dan


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.68 | 143 ratings

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3 stars Gaucho is the seventh studio album from Steely Dan and their last album before they disbanded. It had been a three year period between their last album Aja ( 1977) and Gaucho which was a bit unusual because Steely Dan had released albums every year between 1972 and 1977.

The music is business as usual which means that itīs jazzy and laid back pop/ rock. Itīs very commercial music but still sophisticated enough to slightly interest me. Gaucho is not as inspired as either The Royal Scam ( 1976) or Aja ( 1977) and for me it falls under the same catagory as the debut, Pretzel Logic and Katy Lied. This means that Gaucho is highly professional and polished jazzy pop/ rock but also a bit forgettable really.

The musicianship is excellent. As always weīre treated with great performances from all involved.

The production is excellent as usual.

Gaucho is one of the weaker Steely Dan albums, and if I should chose the albums from their first period that I find most interesting that would be Countdown to Ecstacy, The Royal Scam and Aja. Gaucho still deserves a small 3 star rating though. I canīt give music this professional less even though I donīt listen to this album regularly and probably wonīt in the future.

UMUR | 3/5 |


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