Katy Lied (studio album) by Steely Dan

Katy Lied
Katy Lied by Steely Dan
Year: 1975
Overall rank: 1,283rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 286 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1975 (21st)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (277th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,283rd)
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Katy Lied is ranked 7th best out of 18 albums by Steely Dan on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Steely Dan is Aja which is ranked number 213 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,968.

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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 80.6/100, a mean average of 79.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.7.

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75/100
From 07/27/2020 23:27
Classic Steely Dan, though it doesn't do much to expand on their formula.
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From 10/28/2016 17:37
My favorite Dan. Their uniqueness shines here with a perfect blend of jazzy/progressive influence in hard pop/rock tunes with intelligent lyrics. World class cuts include Dr Wu, Bad Sneakers, Black Friday, and Any World (That I'm Welcome To)
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From 06/03/2016 14:55
Steely Dan's fourth album is another set of quirky pop songs. Picking up where, pretzel logic, left off, Katy lied, is more of the same(in a good way). Fantastic songs include, bad sneakers, daddy don't live, and, doctor wu. Great band.
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From 05/07/2016 04:54
"Doctor Wu" is the only major highlight in this bizarre set of tunes. The Minutemen covered it on their "Double Nickels" album.

"Bad Sneakers" and "Black Friday" are also worth hearing.

This was the first major recording project for Michael McDonald. I think he was hardly known at the time.
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85/100
From 07/18/2015 19:50
Steely Dan begins to assume a fuller sound with jazz influences coming to the fore, a trend that would culminate in Aja a few years later. Always gifted with the pen, Donald Fagen has written perhaps his most interesting set of lyrics with this album, with "Everyone's Gone To The Movies" surely his creepiest ever.
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80/100
From 03/25/2015 00:00
Great album. Also, the beginning of the infamous and most music history's most hated band, Toto, as the session giants David Paich and Jeff Porcaro were sessioning on this on keys and drums, respictively.
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95/100
From 11/15/2013 21:29
In my view the best Dan album full of really great tracks my favourites being Rose Darlin and the creepy but catchy Everyone's gone to the Movies, Luv Dr Wu. Lots of light and shade, interesting but as ever inpenertrable lyrics. My original vinyl album had a very muddy sound CD much much better - Love it
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From 08/16/2012 08:13
Very even consistant album, all songs are catchy & likeable, only absolute gem probably is Your Gold Teeth II
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From 06/22/2012 19:24
"Katy Lied" is one of Steely Dan's great classic albums ( OK, they all are!) from when they were still a real band, and not "just" the Becker/Fagen duo.

The Becker/Fagen aim for perfection is very much apparent here. Great production and playing. Inspired songwriting and dark thought-provoking lyrics.

Most tracks are incredible catchy and melodic; especially "Rose Darling" and "Everyone's Gone to the Movies" are likely to "hit" you the first time you here them.

The opening track "Black Friday" is a surprisingly heavy track ( for Dan!!) that sets the scene right from the very beginning. Like always there is a great variation in rhytmths and styles, but this is never a problem because everything is done with great artistic skill.

My first version of the album had a slightly "woolen" sound, but on the 1999 re-mastered version the sound is perfect.

A 1975 classic with catchy standouts:"Rose Darling" and "Everyone's Gone To The Movies"
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85/100
From 05/02/2011 20:20
rose darling is tight....daddy don't live in nyc no more is true...and doctor wu is a heartbreaking cocaine love story of regret...still none of it makes any sense...cool stuff...
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Best Albums of 1975
1. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
2. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
3. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
4. A Night At The Opera by Queen
5. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
6. Another Green World by Brian Eno
7. Horses by Patti Smith
8. Tonight's The Night by Neil Young
9. Fleetwood Mac (1975) by Fleetwood Mac
10. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
11. Mothership Connection by Parliament
12. The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
13. The Köln Concert by Keith Jarrett
14. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John
15. The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan & The Band
16. Young Americans by David Bowie
17. Sabotage by Black Sabbath
18. Zuma by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
19. Expensive Shit by Fela Kuti & Africa 70
20. Ommadawn by Mike Oldfield
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