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Reeling in the Years — Dan Back on Disc

By Steve James Reuters NEW YORK — This is the first millennial leap year since the Gregorian calendar was introduced in 1582, but for some rock fans this February 29 has even more significance. It’s the release date of the first new Steely Dan album in two decades — “Two Against Nature.” The disc’s debut […]

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Album: ‘Two Against Nature’

By Richard Cromelin Los Angeles Times You were expecting grunge? A little New Wave? Some hip-hop and techno touches? Sorry. Walter Becker and Donald Fagen haven’t spent their 20-year vacation looking for ways to update the Steely Dan MO. Insular and still one of a kind, they make the decades disappear with an album that […]

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The Big Album

By John Bungey The Times of London Two Against Nature (8/10) Steely Dan (RCA) Few bands from the Seventies can boast a back catalogue that has held up as well as Steely Dan’s. From intelligent pop through to jazzy rock, there’s scarcely an ounce of flab on their seven albums of the era. If the […]

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‘Two Against Nature’ Review: No Static at All

By Sean Daly Washington City Paper Two Against Nature Steely Dan Giant Twenty years have passed since Donald Fagen and Walter Becker — the dynamically detached duo known as Steely Dan — last played it brutally cool together on a full studio album (1980’s “Gaucho”). But reeling off all those years hasn’t made the men […]

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Steely Dan: Countdown to Ecstasy

Their quietly obsessed fans have been waiting 20 years for Becker and Fagen to get back in the studio. So can the new album turn that heartbeat over again? By Andy Gill The Independent (UK) When Steely Dan vocalist Donald Fagen released his second solo album, “Kamakiriad,” in 1993, fans marvelled at the inordinate length […]

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Steel Crazy After All These Years

By Jack Sawkin Glasgow Herald As someone once memorably remarked, dinosaurs weren’t exactly walking the earth the last time Steely Dan released an album of new material, but their tracks were still fresh. But, having been missing in action for most of the eighties and all of the nineties — their last studio album, Gaucho, […]

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Steel Crazy After All These Years

Steely Dan: They may be older and fatter, but their sense of humour remains unchanged By Jack Sawkin Glasgow Herald As someone once memorably remarked, dinosaurs weren’t exactly walking the earth the last time Steely Dan released an album of new material, but their tracks were still fresh. But, having been missing in action for […]

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Give Me the Jitters: The Case of the Mysteriously Bad Test Pressing

By Roger Nichols EQ I thought seriously about changing professions last week. How about tourist helicopter rides in Maui, or maybe just a hot dog cart on the beach in Miami. What about a house pet massage therapist in Montana, or a storm chaser in the Midwest? I could sell Pope-sicles in front of the […]

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With 2vN, Steely Dan Continues the Battle

By Paul Zollo CDNow They are the core of Steely Dan — Walter Becker and Donald Fagen — the two friends who long ago disbanded the original lineup of their group to surround themselves iRefresh connection with Facebooknstead with the finest jazz and rock players the world had to offer and, in doing so, raised the […]

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Giant’s Steely Dan Does It Again On Disc

By Carla Hay Billboard NEW YORK — If there’s anything rock ‘n’ roll history has taught us, it’s that regardless of whether a duo or group has a bitter breakup or just slowly fades away, we can expect the inevitable: a reunion. With the release next month of the album “Two Against Nature,” Steely Dan […]

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