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The best album credited to Steely Dan is Aja which is ranked number 178 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 9,668.

Steely Dan is ranked number 105 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 23,133.

Steely Dan official website: http://www.steelydan.com

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Steely Dan best albums

The following albums by Steely Dan are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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1977
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1972
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3,428
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1980
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2,157
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1974
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376
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217
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1993
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Total albums: 21. Page 1 of 3

This may not be a complete discography for Steely Dan.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Steely Dan bestography composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 0 0%
1970s 7 0%
1980s 5 0%
1990s 3 0%
2000s 5 0%
2010s 0 0%
2020s 1 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 12 57%
Yes 9 43%
Live? Albums %
No 19 90%
Yes 2 10%

Steely Dan best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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Rating: 90 (189 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album Can't Buy A Thrill)
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Rating: 89 (128 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album The Royal Scam)
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Rating: 89 (179 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Pretzel Logic)
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Rating: 89 (191 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Can't Buy A Thrill)
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Rating: 88 (222 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Aja)
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Rating: 88 (208 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Aja)
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Rating: 87 (94 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album The Royal Scam)
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Rating: 87 (97 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Katy Lied)
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Rating: 87 (199 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Aja)
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Rating: 87 (91 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Katy Lied)
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Rating: 87 (111 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Countdown To Ecstasy)
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Rating: 86 (108 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Countdown To Ecstasy)
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Rating: 86 (92 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Katy Lied)
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Rating: 86 (210 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Aja)
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Rating: 86 (104 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Gaucho)
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Rating: 86 (121 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Pretzel Logic)
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Rating: 86 (85 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Royal Scam)
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Rating: 86 (121 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Pretzel Logic)
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Rating: 86 (126 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Pretzel Logic)
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Rating: 85 (84 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album The Royal Scam)
N.B. Tracks must have received at least 3 ratings to appear in the above list.

Steely Dan ratings

Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 132 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 1% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 84.0/100, a mean average of 83.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.7/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 17.5.

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From 01/11/2022 10:02
The father of all overproduced songs. Still, I love them. Aja..
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From 07/09/2020 19:04
One of my favorite artists of all time. They never made a bad song.
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From 03/31/2019 21:00
Not the "greatest" band of all time but perhaps the coolest.
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From 12/10/2018 00:38
Excellent, unique classic rock band with a diverse sound and plenty of jazzy influences. Often cerebral songs for those looking for more than the usual rock fare.
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95/100
From 09/24/2018 17:34
Fantastic Band. Incredibly, still underrated. Clever, witty, knowing lyrics combined with wonderful music. One of America's best ever bands. One of my favourite all time groups. Wonderful.
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From 07/12/2018 12:06
If you're someone who likes having a good time, then Steely Dan might be the ideal band. With their funky, upbeat music, these guys have managed to make quite an impression. Their discography is surprisingly decent and exciting; all of the SD albums that were released in the 70s are worth listening. Highly recommended!
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From 07/10/2018 14:11
Can't Buy a Thrill and Pretzel Logic are among my favorite albums of all time. Almost everything of theirs is worth hearing, including all their now-nine studio albums, and a bunch of fine non-canonical material.
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From 03/19/2018 15:58
Fantastic band, totally should get more credit on this website.
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From 02/18/2018 15:05
It takes a few listens but, when you finally get it, it's a rewarding experience. Very talented band led by two talented songwriters, Donald Fagen & Walter Becker. Definitely worth checking out
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From 01/18/2018 12:59
Steely Dan's music is so complicated and full of stuff that is only noticeable after a couple listens. I love their jazzy and funky elements.
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