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

Can't Buy A Thrill
Can't Buy A Thrill by Steely Dan
Year: 1972
Overall rank: 571st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 497 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1972 (14th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (133rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (571st)
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Steely Dan bestography

Can't Buy A Thrill is ranked 2nd best out of 19 albums by Steely Dan on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Steely Dan is Aja which is ranked number 204 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 9,201.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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82/100 (from 497 votes)
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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 81.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.3.

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80/100
From 5 days ago
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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70/100
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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90/100
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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70/100
From 03/12/2020 13:09
A bit too much timid, dad music, but eh, it's catchy.
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From 05/24/2019 17:15
Though some may see this as Steely Dan's most accessible album (in a negative context), I see this album as one of their greats. Being able to balance their Jazz influences with those of that rock radio sound was borderline genius.
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From 12/13/2018 03:36
One of the greatest debuts in history. Creative, inventive music that also shows diverse influences and great variety.
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From 11/04/2018 21:03
Outstanding debut from Becker & Fagan and company!

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Do It Again
Dirty Work
Reelin' In The Years
Only A Fool Would Say That
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Best Albums of 1972
1. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
2. Exile On Main St. by The Rolling Stones
3. Pink Moon by Nick Drake
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