Aja (album) by Steely Dan

Aja
Aja by Steely Dan
Year: 1977
Overall rank: 229th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 749 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1977 (6th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (53rd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (229th)
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Aja is ranked as the best album by Steely Dan.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 749 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 82.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 83.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.8.

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80/100
From 02/11/2020 03:01
Not really up my alley but well done nevertheless
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90/100
From 07/31/2019 19:48
Recorded with meticulous accuracy and beyond perfection. Maybe to polished to some but I love it.
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70/100
From 05/16/2019 17:44
A very clean album with interesting song lyrics and masterful instrumentation. Although I get a little bored at times during this record, I enjoy it. "Black Cow" is my favorite song, partly because I recognized it from an MF DOOM track.
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100/100
From 05/10/2019 11:37
Sonically speaking one of the greatest albums of all time from one of the most underappreciated bands in existence.
Peg, Deacon Blues and Black Cow are all magical
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Rating:  
85/100
From 01/13/2019 21:09
Funk with a capital F!

Excellent album. 'Black Cow' and 'Aja' are top tracks.

An album to indulge in!
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85/100
From 05/20/2018 13:15
Great album
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Rating:  
90/100
From 03/04/2018 01:15
Am I the only one who loves Home at Last the most?
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Rating:  
85/100
From 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 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 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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