Steely Dan

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‘Nine Inch Nails is inappropriate for a Christmas party’: St Vincent’s honest playlist
The art-pop star was raised on Pearl Jam, wants Jacques Brel played at her funeral and thinks Iggy is sexy. But which song would she interrupt a haircut for?

As told to Elle Hunt

06, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Japanese gems, maligned boybands and ‘the Dan’: the best old music Guardian writers discovered this year
In a good year for rummaging through back catalogues, our writers have been delighted by everything from a A1’s embrace of soft rock to the Marvelettes’ ageless glee

Tayyab Amin, Rachel Aroesti, Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Michael Cragg, Tara Joshi, Christine Ochefu, Alexis Petridis, Jude Rogers, Dave Simpson, Laura Snapes

23, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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G Gordon Liddy obituary
Instigator of the 1972 Watergate office burglary that led to Richard Nixon’s downfall, he went on to become a rightwing shock jock

Michael Carlson

07, Apr, 2021 @1:33 PM

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It Gets Me Home, This Curving Track review – essays from a star rock writer
Prince, Steely Dan, Frank Sinatra and others are assessed with verve in a superb collection by the renowned critic Ian Penman

Anthony Quinn

14, Aug, 2019 @8:59 AM

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I can go for that: five essential yacht rock classics
Katie Puckrick’s new TV doc reappraises the smooth, sad and seedy side of the maligned genre. Here she reveals the best tracks

Katie Puckrik

11, Jun, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Steely Dan review – yacht rockers breezily reel in the years
While the band do occasionally go on a bit, the cliches about Steely Dan are proven wrong in this tremendously funky greatest-hits set

Malcolm Jack

21, Feb, 2019 @12:41 PM

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Steely Dan review – smooth tunes with sharp little bones
Donald Fagen, now sole founding member after the death of Walter Becker, is the vocal grit in the oyster of Steely Dan’s sophisticated, frictionless grooves

David Bennun

30, Oct, 2017 @12:58 PM

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I can go for that: how soft rock finally got cool
Once, the sound of 70s and 80s yacht rock was a musical punchline. Now Doobie Brother Michael McDonald is in demand from cutting-edge artists such as Thundercat, and hipster cratediggers are championing lost classics

Alexis Petridis

27, Oct, 2017 @5:10 AM

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Anthony Robustelli – The Steely Dan Songbook: Interpretations of Unrealized Classics review

John Lewis

05, Oct, 2017 @5:00 PM

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I knew that Whitechapel sewer was dodgy | Brief letters
Brief letters: The giant fatberg | Christians and cuts | Steely Dan | Welsh noir


14, Sep, 2017 @4:52 PM

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Why national heroes meant zero to Brecht | Brief letters
Letters: Valuing people | National heroes | First names | Nipple pasties | Steely Dan | Boris Johnson


13, Sep, 2017 @5:08 PM

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My handwriting horror, writ large | Brief letters
Letters: Bad handwriting | The best of Steely Dan | Vice-chancellor’s pay | Jacob Rees-Mogg


12, Sep, 2017 @5:47 PM

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