Steely Dan: nonetheless hip-cool and complicated in spite of everything these years


Whether or not 1972 or ’73 was the very best ever 12 months for rock releases is endlessly controversial, however these fabulously wealthy years – which introduced us Exile On Fundamental St, Ziggy Stardust, Bridge Over Troubled Water, The Darkish Aspect Of The Moon, Tubular Bells, Quadrophenia and Goodbye Yellow Brick Street – have been a freakish continuous conveyor belt supply of shit-hot vinyl.

Slap-bang in the midst of that golden interval, in January ’73 (two months earlier within the US), Steely Dan’s Can’t Purchase A Thrill arrived, with its figuring out artistry and its stylishly crafted pop-and-rock combine, splashed with nation and jazz flavours and wrapped up in a seductive aura of musical and lyrical sophistication. 

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