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Pretzel Logic (album) by Steely Dan

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Pretzel Logic
Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan (1974)
Overall rank: 883rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 373 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 1974 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (212th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (883rd)

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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 225 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 12,521.

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Members who like this album also like: Aja by Steely Dan, The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd and Abbey Road by The Beatles.

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75/100
From Fischman
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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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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From jnfbn
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
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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One of my all-time favorite albums.
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Overall imoact: Excellent
Historal impact: Well appreciated
Emotional impact: Mediocre
Production value: Impeccable
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From calsper
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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From Kiwinick
Favourite SD album,have most there albums and this gets most airplay.
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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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From KGB
Do many Steely Dan fans really think this could be their high-water mark? To me, it's somewhere in the middle of the pack. If you're under the delusion that Steely Dan is that band that does rich, jazzy tunes with cutting edge recording values, then Pretzel Logic may surprise you. Maybe I'm stretching a bit but you can almost divide Steely Dan into the Jeff Baxter and Larry Carlton eras. We're still in the Baxter era here and that means the guitar work is more classic rock in orientation. Baxter, Fagen, Becker, and everyone else who ever recorded under the Steely Dan name are all major dudes.
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