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Steely Dan, Two Against Nature

Audio CD

Disk ID: 213862

Disk length: 51m 32s (9 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 2000

Label: Unknown

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“Two Against Nature” Tracks & Durations

1. Gaslighting Abbie 5:53
2. What A Shame About Me 5:17
3. Two Against Nature 6:17
4. Janie Runaway 4:09
5. Almost Gothic 4:09
6. Jack Of Speed 6:17
7. Cousin Dupree 5:28
8. Negative Girl 5:34
9. West Of Hollywood 8:21

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Review

Never so much a band as the slyly crafted specter of one, Steely Dan's mid-1990s "return" to live performance was as surprising as it was perverse. They'd previously toured only once, round about the era of Watergate, pet rocks, and Shaft. A half-decade after their concert comeback and a mere 19 years after Gaucho seemingly closed out their recording career, the jazz-pop conceit of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen deliberately dropped back into a recording landscape where they weren't so much seasoned vets as alien ambassadors. Two Against Nature, indeed. The tack is instantly familiar: a musical/lyrical reconciliation of Monk and Newman, with familiar harmonic flourishes, nimble studio chops, and an icy, world-class cool, as willfully insulated from hip-hop and techno as it was from disco and Top 40. Less concerned with melodic hooks than a canny sophistication of mood and manner, Becker and Fagen never let a trite melody get in the way of a good story, whether their protagonists are plotting some nefarious obliquity ("Gaslighting Abby"), Southern-fried incest (the deliciously funky "Cousin DuPree"), or bleakly confronting dashed expectations ("What a Shame About Me"). A little more musically languorous perhaps, its trademark cynicism now undercut by hints of sadness and regret, this is nonetheless a Steely Dan album worthy of the name, and like the best of them, one whose subtle charms reveal themselves in surprising ways. -Jerry McCulley

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Steely Dan - Two Against Nature

Tracks: 9, Disk length: 51m 32s

Steely Dan - Two Against Nature

Tracks: 9, Disk length: 51m 33s (+0m 1s)

Steely Dan - Two Against Nature

Tracks: 9, Disk length: 51m 31s (-1m 59s)

Steely Dan - Two Against Nature

Tracks: 9, Disk length: 51m 33s (+0m 1s)

Steely Dan - Two Against Nature

Tracks: 9, Disk length: 51m 33s (+0m 1s)

Steely Dan - Two Against Nature

Tracks: 9, Disk length: 51m 47s (+0m 15s)

Steely Dan - Two Against Nature

Tracks: 9, Disk length: 51m 47s (+0m 15s)

Steely Dan - Two Against Nature

Tracks: 9, Disk length: 51m 49s (+0m 17s)