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What's the best album ever made? Your vote counts1

Gaucho - Steely Dan
1 (7.1%)
Katy Lied - Steely Dan
1 (7.1%)
Royal Scam - Steely Dan
5 (35.7%)
Can't Buy a Thrill - Steely Dan
4 (28.6%)
Any Steely Dan Album will do! WTF?
3 (21.4%)

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Re: Best Album of All Time to
« Reply #105 on: January 02, 2015, 07:51:13 PM »
I must say that although I was very much into it at the time the classical based hard rock has not withstood the test of time for me like blues based rock has. I think one reason is that I don't play an instrument and probably don't have the same level of appreciation for virtuosity as some of you do. More importantly I just don't think the songwriting both in terms of lyrics and overall structure was very strong with that type of music, with some exceptions. I rarely feel moved to listen to metallica or Van Halen anymore. I'm always happy to listen to Led Zep, Allman Bros. Etc, etc., etc.

I think you nailed it on the head. This is also why I can always come back to the Dan. Their music is complex and original enough to always sound interesting to me.

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Re: Best Album of All Time
« Reply #106 on: January 02, 2015, 08:50:38 PM »
Another Steely Dan freak here.

But, what about Aqualung?
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« Reply #107 on: January 02, 2015, 11:10:02 PM »
I think you nailed it on the head. This is also why I can always come back to the Dan. Their music is complex and original enough to always sound interesting to me.

Believe or not, good is music being written today.  It's just not played on mainstream radio.  The album Rich Man Falling by Simon McBride is a very good ("Down By The River," "So Much Love To Give," and "DC" are favorite tunes on the album).  The album entitled Coming Up For Air by Davy Knowles is also excellent (I like "Hear Me Lord," "Tear Down The Walls," and "Taste Of Danger").
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Re: Best Album of All Time
« Reply #108 on: January 02, 2015, 11:10:16 PM »
And any Monteverdi lovers around here?  :-(
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