Pretzel Logic (studio album) by Steely Dan

Pretzel Logic
Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 893rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 408 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1974 (14th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (200th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (893rd)
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Steely Dan bestography

Pretzel Logic is ranked 3rd best out of 18 albums by Steely Dan on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Steely Dan is Aja which is ranked number 219 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,857.

Steely Dan album bestography « Higher ranked (551st) This album (893rd) Lower ranked (986th) »
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 408 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.4/100, a mean average of 79.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.7.

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75/100
From 06/20/2020 21:33
Another fine outing from Steely Dan. Nothing super special here except Rikki Don't Lose That Number and the title track. Their blend of jazz, rock, and pop is easily the most interesting thing about this record.
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From 01/03/2019 03:41
While not my favorite, this is still essential Dan. This album is full of that cerebral jazzy rock that's just a little off kilter or even just slightly disturbing but ultimately compelling.
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60/100
From 11/09/2018 21:31
An inconsistent album in tone and quality. Tracks 5-7 are duds. 'With a Gun' is almost a country song. The rest are mostly jazzy, some folkier than others. The album may be too polished for it's own good as well. Other Steely Dan albums go well with the clean production, but this one feels sterile. 'Rikki...' and 'Any Major Dude...' stand as some of their best tracks, but most of the others just aren't as well-written.
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90/100
From 03/23/2018 23:37
I'm not a big fan, but I think this is their best (or as good as it could get for me)
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95/100
From 02/11/2018 14:56
Per gli Steely Dan è il terzo perfetto disco, ultimo con la formazione originale: trascende quanto realizzato prima ed è diverso rispetto a tutto quello che verrà dopo, tanto che la musica sembra calare dall'alto su un gruppo altero consapevole di aver raggiunto una perfezione che è di pochi.
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From 01/11/2018 03:11
One of my all-time favorite albums.
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80/100
From 11/29/2016 10:17
Overall imoact: Excellent
Historal impact: Well appreciated
Emotional impact: Mediocre
Production value: Impeccable
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80/100
From 11/16/2016 13:48
Overall impact: Good
Historal impact: Well appreciated
Emotional impact: In North Hollywood on a sunny afternoon
Production value: STELLAR, presence, transparency
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75/100
From 09/16/2016 18:12
Favourite SD album,have most there albums and this gets most airplay.
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From 05/31/2016 21:38
I must confess that, pretzel logic, is my least favourite Steely Dan album. Having said that, a weaker Steelies album is still going to be pretty good, but to me it just doesn't have that same bite and zip that, thrill, and, ecstasy, had. Still, there are some fine tracks; Rikki don't you lose that number, and, any major dude will tell you, are classic Steely Dan. There's nothing bad on here, I just find most of the other tracks okay, with a few stronger cuts here and there. Still, pretzel logic, is still unique, and I do like it, just not as much as their other albums. There's always going to be an LP you like the least out of any band you love, this is mine for Steely Dan.
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Best Albums of 1974
1. Red by King Crimson
2. On The Beach by Neil Young
3. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
4. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
5. Rock Bottom by Robert Wyatt
6. Diamond Dogs by David Bowie
7. Court And Spark by Joni Mitchell
8. Sheer Heart Attack by Queen
9. Here Come The Warm Jets by Brian Eno
10. Queen II by Queen
11. A Tábua De Esmeralda by Jorge Ben
12. Mirage by Camel
13. Radio City by Big Star
14. Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan
15. Autobahn by Kraftwerk
16. Veedon Fleece by Van Morrison
17. Apostrophe (') by Frank Zappa
18. The Heart Of Saturday Night by Tom Waits
19. Country Life by Roxy Music
20. Phaedra by Tangerine Dream
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