Katy Lied (studio album) by Steely Dan

Katy Lied by Steely Dan
Year: 1975
Overall rank: 1,384th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 346 votes)
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Steely Dan Katy Lied (CD) Album
Condition: Brand New

1975 STEELY DAN Katy Lied ORIGINAL Pressing - VINYL
Condition: Used

Steely Dan ‎– Katy Lied Vinyl, LP 1975 ABC Records ‎– ABCD 846
Condition: Used

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Katy Lied is ranked 7th best out of 21 albums by Steely Dan on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Steely Dan is Aja which is ranked number 163 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 9,682.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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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 79.5/100, a mean average of 78.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.3.

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From 03/14/2023 04:39
Each new their album worse and worse. While their best album was 1st
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From 11/07/2022 12:45
All the songs are good. Some are great.

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From 04/03/2022 22:25
An album with some great hits but also a lot of filler where you just feel like you are waiting for the next song to come on. Tracks like Doctor Wu, Bad Sneakers and Black Friday are where this albums peaks especially on instrumentation. They are so catchy and infectious and demonstrate the classic Steely Dan style perfectly. The whole album has brilliant instrumentation but it just comes a little scattered on the weaker cuts. Highlights for me are the guitar and the piano which fill so many songs full of life. My favourite instrumental performance is the phenomenal display of what I think is a saxophone on Doctor Wu which gives me chills every time. Overall, if the filler content was better this would be a great album but it is still worth a listen for the big hits that are on here.
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From 04/02/2022 22:17
User "henrygreen0203" rated this Steely Dan album in an absurd way, when searching his profile I noticed a maximum score for a "Hanson" album, is this a joke? That's why I visit this site ("best ever albums of radiohead") less and less, full of people without the least knowledge to omit an opinion.
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From 05/06/2021 19:31
Steely Dan's 4th effort find them treading water a bit. There's some good ones here - Black Friday, Chain Lighting, and Daddy Don't Live in New York City. The rest is a bit paint by numbers and a little uninspired. A bit of a lull before another burst of brilliance would follow.
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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 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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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
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