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The best album by Steely Dan is Aja which is ranked number 218 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 10,797.

Steely Dan is ranked number 121 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 24,289.

Members who like this artist also like: Led Zeppelin, Neil Young and Pink Floyd.

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:

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

AjaUnited States Steely Dan
Year of Release:1977Appears in:401 charts
Rank in 1977:7Rank Score:10,796
Rank in 1970s56Overall Rank:218
Average Rating:  82/100 (519 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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2.

Can't Buy A ThrillUnited States Steely Dan
Year of Release:1972Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 1972:16Rank Score:3,126
Rank in 1970s160Overall Rank:669
Average Rating:  81/100 (296 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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3.

Pretzel LogicUnited States Steely Dan
Year of Release:1974Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 1974:16Rank Score:2,333
Rank in 1970s205Overall Rank:872
Average Rating:  80/100 (278 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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4.

Katy LiedUnited States Steely Dan
Year of Release:1975Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 1975:17Rank Score:2,010
Rank in 1970s225Overall Rank:998
Average Rating:  79/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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5.

Countdown To EcstasyUnited States Steely Dan
Year of Release:1973Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 1973:29Rank Score:1,999
Rank in 1970s227Overall Rank:1,002
Average Rating:  80/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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6.

GauchoUnited States Steely Dan
Year of Release:1980Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 1980:24Rank Score:1,713
Rank in 1980s188Overall Rank:1,165
Average Rating:  75/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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7.

The Royal ScamUnited States Steely Dan
Year of Release:1976Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 1976:26Rank Score:1,482
Rank in 1970s295Overall Rank:1,309
Average Rating:  80/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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8.

Two Against NatureUnited States Steely Dan
Year of Release:2000Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 2000:91Rank Score:348
Rank in 2000s998Overall Rank:4,153
Average Rating:  74/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Everything Must GoUnited States Steely Dan
Year of Release:2003Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2003:136Rank Score:264
Rank in 2000s1,262Overall Rank:5,138
Average Rating:  72/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.

Citizen
Compilation
United States Steely Dan
Year of Release:1993Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1993:215Rank Score:106
Rank in 1990s2,168Overall Rank:10,440
Average Rating:  78/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 121

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 best tracks

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1.Rikki Don't Lose That Number
(from the album Pretzel Logic)
 89/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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2.Reelin' In The Years
(from the album Can't Buy A Thrill)
 87/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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3.Kid Charlemagne
(from the album The Royal Scam)
 87/100 (57 votes)
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4.Doctor Wu
(from the album Katy Lied)
 86/100 (53 votes)
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5.Peg
(from the album Aja)
 86/100 (101 votes)
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6.Do It Again
(from the album Can't Buy A Thrill)
 86/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.Deacon Blues
(from the album Aja)
 86/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.Black Cow
(from the album Aja)
 85/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.Bad Sneakers
(from the album Katy Lied)
 85/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.Bodhisattva
(from the album Countdown To Ecstasy)
 84/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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11.Any Major Dude Will Tell You
(from the album Pretzel Logic)
 84/100 (60 votes)
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12.Aja
(from the album Aja)
 84/100 (103 votes)
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13.My Old School
(from the album Countdown To Ecstasy)
 84/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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14.Hey Nineteen
(from the album Gaucho)
 84/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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15.Pretzel Logic
(from the album Pretzel Logic)
 84/100 (54 votes)
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16.Doctor Wu
(from the album Citizen)
 84/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.Black Friday
(from the album Katy Lied)
 83/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.Night By Night
(from the album Pretzel Logic)
 83/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.King Of The World
(from the album Countdown To Ecstasy)
 83/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.Dirty Work
(from the album Can't Buy A Thrill)
 83/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Steely Dan ratings

Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 88 votes)
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90/100
02/28/2017 23:27
89/100
 
70/100
02/05/2017 20:05
81/100
 
85/100
01/19/2017 08:11
80/100
 
80/100
01/01/2017 18:06
72/100
 
85/100
12/17/2016 02:46
88/100

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From flamingyesdept 01/07/2017 21:51
Virtually unrivalled string of masterpieces from 1972-1980. Beautiful and brilliantly immaculately crafted stuff.
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85/100
From Matt-R 11/14/2016 02:16
One of my favorite bands of all time, but it is obvious that the albums after Aja weren't very good. While not bad, they possibly got too grown up for me.
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From Dyerwolf1 01/10/2015 00:40
Exceptional band from reelin in the years to a couple of really xlint solo albums.
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From Leanedge 02/06/2014 18:40
Incredible band. Aja, The Royal Scam, Gaucho, they impress me every time.
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From skelter54 04/11/2013 20:27
Fantastic Band. Todos sus discos son buenos o muy buenos.
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From Crusaderlord 04/16/2012 08:45
Great band - Pretzel Logic, Cant Buy A Thrill and Royal Scam all great albums
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From RFNAPLES 05/04/2010 21:34
Best album: Pretzel Logic
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90/100
From oodood 04/26/2010 01:57
An all-time fave. They're still relevant
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