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The best album by Steely Dan is Aja which is ranked number 222 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 12,352.

Steely Dan is ranked number 118 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 29,129.

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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:529 charts
Rank in 1977:7Rank Score:12,352
Rank in 1970s56Overall Rank:222
Average Rating:  82/100 (654 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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2.

Can't Buy A ThrillUnited States Steely Dan
Year of Release:1972Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 1972:14Rank Score:3,963
Rank in 1970s153Overall Rank:634
Average Rating:  81/100 (384 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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3.

Pretzel LogicUnited States Steely Dan
Year of Release:1974Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 1974:15Rank Score:2,838
Rank in 1970s209Overall Rank:864
Average Rating:  80/100 (349 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Countdown To EcstasyUnited States Steely Dan
Year of Release:1973Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1973:29Rank Score:2,398
Rank in 1970s232Overall Rank:1,011
Average Rating:  80/100 (274 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Katy LiedUnited States Steely Dan
Year of Release:1975Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 1975:18Rank Score:2,325
Rank in 1970s236Overall Rank:1,035
Average Rating:  80/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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The Royal ScamUnited States Steely Dan
Year of Release:1976Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 1976:20Rank Score:2,195
Rank in 1970s247Overall Rank:1,099
Average Rating:  80/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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GauchoUnited States Steely Dan
Year of Release:1980Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 1980:25Rank Score:2,035
Rank in 1980s187Overall Rank:1,161
Average Rating:  76/100 (220 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Two Against NatureUnited States Steely Dan
Year of Release:2000Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 2000:94Rank Score:389
Rank in 2000s1,012Overall Rank:4,368
Average Rating:  73/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Everything Must GoUnited States Steely Dan
Year of Release:2003Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 2003:144Rank Score:279
Rank in 2000s1,335Overall Rank:5,703
Average Rating:  71/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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United States Steely Dan
Year of Release:1993Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1993:223Rank Score:111
Rank in 1990s2,324Overall Rank:11,606
Average Rating:  80/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 118

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Steely Dan best tracks

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1.Rikki Don't Lose That Number
(from the album Pretzel Logic)
 89/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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2.Reelin' In The Years
(from the album Can't Buy A Thrill)
 88/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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3.Kid Charlemagne
(from the album The Royal Scam)
 87/100 (77 votes)
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4.Do It Again
(from the album Can't Buy A Thrill)
 87/100 (118 votes)
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5.Doctor Wu
(from the album Katy Lied)
 87/100 (68 votes)
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6.Deacon Blues
(from the album Aja)
 86/100 (145 votes)
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7.Peg
(from the album Aja)
 86/100 (136 votes)
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8.Black Cow
(from the album Aja)
 86/100 (132 votes)
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9.Bad Sneakers
(from the album Katy Lied)
 85/100 (62 votes)
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10.Bodhisattva
(from the album Countdown To Ecstasy)
 85/100 (71 votes)
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11.My Old School
(from the album Countdown To Ecstasy)
 85/100 (70 votes)
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12.Any Major Dude Will Tell You
(from the album Pretzel Logic)
 85/100 (83 votes)
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13.Haitian Divorce
(from the album The Royal Scam)
 85/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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14.Pretzel Logic
(from the album Pretzel Logic)
 85/100 (74 votes)
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15.Aja
(from the album Aja)
 84/100 (136 votes)
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16.Dirty Work
(from the album Can't Buy A Thrill)
 84/100 (92 votes)
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17.Black Friday
(from the album Katy Lied)
 84/100 (61 votes)
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18.Show Biz Kids
(from the album Countdown To Ecstasy)
 84/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.Night By Night
(from the album Pretzel Logic)
 84/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.Don't Take Me Alive
(from the album The Royal Scam)
 84/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Steely Dan ratings

Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 110 votes)
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From Fischman 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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From Nowhereman1965 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 DaVGManiac 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 musicologist97 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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Rating:  
90/100
From PaperVinnie 03/19/2018 15:58
Fantastic band, totally should get more credit on this website.
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95/100
From joshbrooker2001 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 Dimitritov 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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From garycottier 09/03/2017 23:29
I just got the news. R.I.P. Walter Becker.
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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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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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