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Steely Dan: Countdown To Ecstasy (Probe)

Mark Plummer, Melody Maker, 18 August 1973

STEELY DAN'S first album was completely ignored in Britain. Yet it was a masterpiece. Can't Buy A Thrill contained conceptual songs that told stories with strong lyrics, fearless musicianship and production that excelled just about every other album I heard last year. And it bombed. 

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