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Band Out of Time: Barney Hoskyns on Steely Dan: 'Major Dudes'

Barney Hoskyns assembles a thoughtful, loving, and thorough portrait of the meticulously creative men behind Steely Dan.

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The Darcys: Warring

No doubt they have talent and ambition, but most of this album ends up feeling forced and a little bloated.

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This Memoir by Steely Dan's Keyboardist Is a Tell-Some, Not a Tell-All

The facts at least those they’ve chosen to reveal in Eminent Hipsters, are often wrapped in sarcasm, smartass-ery, and good ol’ fashioned throwing the dogs off the scent.

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The Darcys: Aja

The Canadian art-rock quartet's rendition of a Steely Dan classic is a cracking good effort that nevertheless comes up lacking when compared to the source material.

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I Heard You Missed Us (Says Van Halen and Many, Many Others) -- We're Back!

The David Lee Roth-fronted Van Halen returns after a 28-year absence. Who else has made fans wait that long? Quite a few, it turns out.

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Joe Deninzon Trio: Exuberance

Violin virtuoso Joe Deninzon and friends make an exhilarating debut.

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In Defense of Good Sax

I could list several dozen songs that would be greatly lessened, if not unthinkable, without their saxophonic embellishment; so could you. In the interest of time and clarity, let's take three and call it a day.

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Steely Dan: Classic Albums [DVD]

The famous pop perfectionism of Steely Dan, dissected at the mixing board by Becker and Fagen themselves -- maybe the best entry in this documentary series.

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Steely Dan: The Definitive Collection

The only reason yet another Steely Dan collection is tolerable is because they earned this excess.


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