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Aja (album) by Steely Dan 

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Aja
Aja by Steely Dan (1977)
Overall rank: 223rd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 647 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 1977 (7th)
Top 100 albums of the 1970s (56th)
Top 500 albums of all time (223rd)

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Steely Dan bestography

Aja is ranked as the best album by Steely Dan.

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Aja track list

Overall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Track pickBlack Cow
 85/100 (128 votes)
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2.Aja
 84/100 (133 votes)
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3.Track pickDeacon Blues
 87/100 (141 votes)
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4.Track pickPeg
 86/100 (132 votes)
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5.Home At Last
 81/100 (107 votes)
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6.I Got The News
 79/100 (103 votes)
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7.Josie
 82/100 (109 votes)
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Aja rankings

Aja ratings

Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 647 votes)
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85/100
From Chuck6699 05/20/2018 13:15
Great album
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From SamNassiri98 03/04/2018 01:15
Am I the only one who loves Home at Last the most?
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85/100
From Sandrof1969 02/11/2018 22:14
Disco caldo e comunicativo a dispetto di una ricerca della perfezione maniacale da parte dei due autori, con canzoni lunghe ed avvolgenti. Se il pop fosse sempre stato così… SUBLIME.
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From MetaKoopa99 11/08/2017 01:48
Gotta love the Dan. They made a lot of good stuff in the 70s, but this was their best. Deacon Blues, Black Cow, Peg, Josie...so good! Rest in peace, Walter Becker.
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85/100
From cmoshier 08/21/2017 20:43
A very slick recording. If not for the music, it's very technically proficient and can be appreciated on that level.
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90/100
From discojets1 12/25/2016 04:48
Love the session musicians they picked to play on this record. Favorite song= Aja
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80/100
From Fischman 10/29/2016 19:51
The Dan's jazzy influences are more evident than ever here which should be a good thing--but ironically, somehow at the same time as getting jazzier, they actually lost some of their edge and went more mainstream. Overall, that keeps this from being the pinnacle of Dan, but still a great album.
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From Kuzh69 08/24/2016 12:56
Even though I liked Michael McDonald's vocals, I didn't care too much
For 'I got the news', otherwise a perfect record.
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95/100
From garycottier 06/02/2016 15:05
One of the great albums of the seventies, and that's saying something. Aja, is super slick, but it's a fantastic record of great songs featuring all the wit and bite you would expect from Steely Dan. Great songs abound here; black cow, peg, and the title track are all amazing. In fact, there's nothing weak here. A great record.
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From Pekka 03/28/2016 10:46
All Steely Dans albums are great, but this one is my all time favourite. I cant explain that, sorry. It was just so touching experience from the firts time I heard this. I would take this, as one of ten records, to desert island. 99/100 points!
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