Can't Buy A Thrill (studio album) by Steely Dan

Can't Buy A Thrill by Steely Dan
Year: 1972
Overall rank: 546th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 545 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1972 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (130th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (546th)
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Steely Dan bestography

Can't Buy A Thrill is ranked 2nd best out of 21 albums by Steely Dan on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Steely Dan is Aja which is ranked number 182 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 9,600.

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.7/100, a mean average of 81.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 11.9.

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80/100
From 02/03/2022 19:21
Strong Steely Dan album, consistent throughout. All tracks mix well with others and overall it's just a pleasant listen. Nice blend of genres.
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From 01/16/2022 18:31
Aula de um bom rock!
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90/100
From 11/25/2021 13:36
When released this must have been a unique album, just because it sounded so different.
It mixes so well country, jazz, rock, blues and southern Dr John sounds.
This album is one of the greats, with perfect production values, musicians, and songs.
Cannot recommend this album enough!
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70/100
From 10/03/2021 20:45
Can't Buy a Thrill is a really well-crafted debut by Steely Dan. It's reminiscent of that era of rock, with a sound that takes a lot of influences from classic R&B. They would make leaps and bounds on their next record, "Countdown to Ecstasy."

Track Pick: Do It Again
Gem: Reeling in the Years
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From 06/18/2021 14:56
a personal favorite since 1972
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85/100
From 05/20/2021 18:50
great album, reeling in the years is a wonderful track.
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From 04/16/2021 19:52
Solid debut. The hits are two of the best ever. Jimmy Page said Elliot Randall's solo on Reelin is his favorite by anybody. Palmer is technically a better singer but he doesn't have Fagen's cynical sneer to emphasize the lyrics. The next album would be the first masterpiece.
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From 02/01/2021 05:03
Smooth, sophisticated, and slightly cynical...what's not to love? How about the sitar solo in 'Do It Again'...

I appreciate that Fagen shared lead vocals with the others in this release. David Palmer truly delivers on 'Dirty Work'. There's a lot to appreciate on both sides of this LP.
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From 11/29/2020 16:51
This is my favorite Steely Dan album, less because of the songs you know than the ones that maybe you don't.
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From 06/17/2020 00:02
Steely Dan is one of those bands I feel like are uttered in the same breath as The Eagles or The Doobie Brothers. I have a soft spot for bands like this, dad rock, yacht rock, whatever you wanna call it. But I feel like Steely Dan are on a little bit of a higher level, because they’re actually very talented musicians, and a perfect example is their classic Do It Again. Other than being the ultimate toe tapper of a song, the solos are actually great, fast and groovy. You can tell they’re holding back to make the song sound as good as it can, which takes some restraint. This isn’t their best, but it’s definitely one to check out.
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2. Exile On Main St. by The Rolling Stones
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