ALMOST ESSENTIAL STEELY DAN
JON STRICKLAND | Smithfield, NC United States | 12/25/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"At least 12 tracks are most apt in this collection. Almost all of the landmark tunes are present. You have the early hits Do It Again and Reeling in the Years, as well as the Adult Contemporary standards F.M., Peg and Hey Nineteen. They are excellent, for they comprise some of Steely Dan's most essential moments.
I will give the content of A Decade of Steely Dan 4 ½ stars instead of the unequivocal 5. Why? Because Bodhisattva and East St. Louis Toodle are throwaway tracks and do not suitably reflect the artistry of the highly talented Fagen/Becker duo. The title track from the Aja album and Dirty Work, instead, would make this a most complete disc.