The Nightfly (studio album) by Donald Fagen

The Nightfly by Donald Fagen
Year: 1982
Overall rank: 664th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 328 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1982 (9th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (99th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (664th)
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The Nightfly is ranked as the best album by Donald Fagen.

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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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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 328 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.3/100, a mean average of 75.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.6.

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From 5 days ago
Crisp as anything.
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75/100
From 03/02/2022 03:52
All Steeley Dan albums sound the same, only completely different. This is the one Becker didn't make... Its good, like all the rest...
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95/100
From 01/23/2022 14:49
For your pleasure listen this a high quality album, a lasting mark of quality never goes out of fashion,
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From 12/02/2021 14:25
fluffy jazz fusion rock
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90/100
From 09/07/2021 22:07
Streamlined and funky Steely Dan. Might be better than any Steely Dan album, it's that good.
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85/100
From 04/11/2020 03:38
Sophisty-pop
Lyrics about post war / gold era of mainstream USA (50's) memories
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90/100
From 05/11/2019 04:56
Just picked up the CD of this one at my local Barnes and Noble for under 5 bucks! I've listened to just the first five songs so far, but I love this album already! The cuts "I.G.Y." and "New Frontier" are just fantastic. They're easily as good as the best of any Steely Dan songs. What a nice surprise this disc turned out to be!
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80/100
From 03/01/2018 14:12
I might like this album more than it deserves to be liked.
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95/100
From 02/11/2018 14:02
"IL" disco perfetto: come suono, produzione, arrangiamenti, scaletta, scrittura...
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From 05/29/2017 17:40
Beautiful Hi Fi sound, nice Beatlesque melodies, clever lyrics (on the theme: the future seen from the 50's).
Arguably better than any Steely Dan album.
Perhaps, the last two songs are not as emotional as the rest. I wish he ended the album with a slower, nostalgic song like the first one.
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