Countdown To Ecstasy (studio album) by Steely Dan

Countdown To Ecstasy by Steely Dan
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 968th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 380 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1973 (26th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (214th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (968th)
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Steely Dan bestography

Countdown To Ecstasy is ranked 5th 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 9,603.

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 380 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.4/100, a mean average of 79.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.0.

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From 12/05/2021 21:16
On this album, Steely Dan shows the ability to create fine music in a wide spectrum of genres.
The excellent musicianship and production values make this a classic album in the art of jazz-rock. Actually, Dan is unique. Recommended to everybody
Track pick; Your Gold Teeth, groovy with superb guitar art.
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From 10/03/2021 20:47
Countdown to Ecstasy is a terrific follow-up to Steely Dan's first record. The group digs into the avante garde, with songs like Bodhisattva and my personal favorite Show Biz Kids. The lyrics are cryptic and the feel-good nature of the debut is gone, save for the upbeat My Old School. A real leap in maturity!

Track Pick: Show Biz Kids
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From 07/11/2021 15:48
tight concise jazz-oriented pop fantastic band great lyrics
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From 02/07/2021 17:51
Now THIS is their best album. An absolutely heavenly blend of jazz, rock, and pop. And it's always great to hear musicians of this caliber just going nuts on tracks like Bodhisattva, Your Gold Teeth, and Show Biz Kids. Shame that this one is often overlooked in the grand scheme of their catalogue.
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From 06/18/2020 12:25
Surprised I kinda liked this.
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From 10/23/2019 09:33
so 2019and I come across steely dan,buy all the albums up to and including gaucho. I have not been disappointed.like this one a lot.but then again I like them all.great band.
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From 01/03/2019 03:43
A great, complex, multi-layered album. Not a bad cut throughout.
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From 10/17/2018 03:35
Super tight production and groovy as hell
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From 11/09/2017 04:13
From start to finish, this album is absolutely fantastic. My second favorite Steely Dan album after Aja.
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From 09/04/2017 16:53
Another killer record from Steely Dan.
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