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

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Can't Buy A Thrill
Can't Buy A Thrill by Steely Dan (1972)
Overall rank: 644th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 393 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 1972 (14th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (155th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (644th)

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Steely Dan bestography

Can't Buy A Thrill is ranked 2nd best out of 18 albums by Steely Dan on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Steely Dan is Aja which is ranked number 227 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 12,261.

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81/100 (from 393 votes)
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75/100
03/20/2019 15:27
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90/100
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65/100
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03/06/2019 21:21
85/100

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Rating:  
80/100
One of the greatest debuts in history. Creative, inventive music that also shows diverse influences and great variety.
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90/100
Outstanding debut from Becker & Fagan and company!

Top tracks:

Do It Again
Dirty Work
Reelin' In The Years
Only A Fool Would Say That
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80/100
Il primo album degli Steely Dan è già uno dei vertici della loro produzione. Un pop che sembra un insulto chiamarlo solo così, una musica che è un misto di rock, di blues, di jazz, di musica latina...
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Fav tracks: Dirty work, Reelin the years, Turn that heartbeat over again
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100/100
I grew up listening to Aja and Greatest Hits. Their later jazz influenced albums were more unique, but I think this more conventional rock / pop album is their finest collection of songs. It\'s ironic that my favorite song of all Steely Dan songs \"Dirty Work\" was one of only a couple of songs not sung by Donald Fagen. Interesting story behind this. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_Work_(Steely_Dan_song)
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65/100
This is a great album, I've known most of these songs for a while even though this is my first time listening to the whole, but "Only a Fool Would Say That" is so out of place. It is just a lame song. The last two are good, not great, but the jump in quality between "Only a..." and the three preceding and following songs is insane.
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Great debut!!!
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A perfectly formed debut. Every song a gem
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90/100
Steely Dan's debut album still sounds utterly unique today. It's a great record with Donald Fagen and Walter Becker starting a special recording relationship that would see them produce some of the great records of the seventies. Fagen was short on confidence as a vocalist and so David Palmer takes lead duties on some tracks. Reelin' in the years, and the stunning, do it again, are two of rock's most famous songs, but there are other gems to be found here. Dirty work, only a fool would say that, fire in the hole, and, turn that heartbeat over again, are all superb. Steely Dan would become one of the quirkiest band's of the seventies, this was the excellent start.
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85/100
Don't really know what to say here to be honest. A marvellous album, no filler, no weak songs, excellent singing, lovely tone on the guitar and pianos, nice variety of instruments and interesting chords, melodies and licks. A must listen.
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