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Aja (1977)
Steely Dan

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User Rating: 5 / 5 [ Add Your Rating ]

Name:  Juergen Martens <>
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  Simply one of, if not THE most fascinating albums ever made. Here, the enigmatic twins are on the pinnacle of their weird word/chord game,
bringing in a new band for almost every other tune and cranking out
songs that simply defy any kind of categorization. They didn't get any
better on later albums. Highly recommended too: The DVD Aja from
Eagle Rock's Classic Album Series. XXXtremely insightful!

Name:  Taylor Lemons <>
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  Aja is so innovative and insightful. Fagen's musical genius is displayed through all of the keyboard and Rhodes work on this album. The chords on Josie are phenomenal and I just can't imagine how that song would sound without the Rhodes backing the rhythm guitar. All of the little things the Rhodes adds gives the groove a distinct feeling that is unmatched.

Name:  Fredrik
Rating:  5 / 5

Name:  William Hutchison
Rating:  5 / 5
Comments:  The best pop album of the '70's although i would hardly call this pop. Interesting to note is that according to the credits Donald Fagen did not play a note of Rhodes on this album. Handling Rhodes duties are Victor Feldman on 'Black Cow', 'Deacon Blues' and 'Josie'; Joe Sample on 'Aja' and Paul Griffin on 'Peg'.