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: 551st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 453 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1972 (12th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (128th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (551st)
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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 219 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,860.

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82/100 (from 453 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 81.6/100, a mean average of 81.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.4.

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85/100
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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From 03/12/2020 13:09
A bit too much timid, dad music, but eh, it's catchy.
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80/100
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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90/100
From 11/04/2018 21:03
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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From 02/11/2018 22:20
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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From 11/20/2017 06:56
91/100
Fav tracks: Dirty work, Reelin the years, Turn that heartbeat over again
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From 05/15/2017 20:42
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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From 12/17/2016 02:54
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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From 09/29/2016 00:54
Great debut!!!
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