Pretzel Logic (studio album) by Steely Dan

Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 873rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 468 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1974 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (192nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (873rd)
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Steely Dan bestography

Pretzel Logic is ranked 4th best out of 21 albums by Steely Dan on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Steely Dan is Aja which is ranked number 184 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 9,477.

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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 468 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 80.2/100, a mean average of 79.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.5.

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85/100
From 01/09/2022 09:49
This was definitely a nice listen, one of the better Steely Dan's albums I've heard.
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70/100
From 08/03/2021 12:29
not the best of these two geniuses but pretty darn good
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90/100
From 01/14/2021 20:26
Pretzel Logic is probably Steely Dan's most concise and variable work. It contains a wealth of ideas and musical sketches while the band was at a crossroads between its early rock sound and its later smooth rock sound.

Track Pick: Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Gems: Any Major Dude Will Tell You, Pretzel Logic
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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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75/100
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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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. Court And Spark by Joni Mitchell
7. Diamond Dogs by David Bowie
8. Sheer Heart Attack by Queen
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10. A Tábua De Esmeralda by Jorge Ben
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