According to Stereogum writer Zach Schonfeld, Steely Dan's success at the Grammys represented a "revenge of the [baby] boomers" and contributed to resentment among younger listeners toward the band: "[T]he sight of two smug jazz-rock nerds collecting their Grammy from Stevie Wonder as Radiohead and Beck went home nearly empty-handed—helps explain why so many Gen X-ers and old millennials grew up loathing both Steely Dan and the Grammys in equal measure. I LOVE Steely Dan: I feel "Citizen Steely Dan" is one of the greatest box sets ever released (along with Dan charter member Donald Fagen's "Cheap Christmas" box of his solo material). Steely Dan ‎– Two Against Nature . Unbelievably good. The two are Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, and Two Against Nature is the first new studio album in 20 years from Steely Dan. 5:17. more. They perform songs from their latest album "Two Against Nature" and also some of their greatest hits such as "FM" and "Peg". Play Album. They have sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2001. Release Date 28 February 2000 Two Against Nature is an album by Steely Dan, released in 2000. It is fresh and alive, even though I will admit that when I first heard it - jazzy, funky, with insidious horns and sudden, odd chord progressions - I felt as if I were back in my French Quarter apartment with my bosom buddy and partner in crime Paula, in the mid-70's to early 80's, once again receiving data from the avatars of intellectual head music. It will be only natural for Two Against Nature to catapult Steely Dan back to the top. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 17, 2012. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Please try again. Since Steely Dan fans went two decades without Read More. Donald Fagen and Walter Becker on the recent Steely Dan tour.Photo: Mick Hutson / Redferns p class="introtext">When Steely Dan ended a 20-year hiatus with 2000's Two Against Nature, they took full advantage of today's digital recording tools. Thematically, he found it unified by fictitious yet revelatory accounts of "dirty old men" seeking "validation" and "excitement" in their sex lives, which are "full of heady infatuations and random acts of cruelty, self-interest and self-hate, vicious cycles blowing hot and cold", all conveying "the urgency of attraction". Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. 4. 3. Because when you start to get older, you really are fighting nature all the time. [10], At the 2001 Grammy Awards, Two Against Nature earned Steely Dan wins in the categories of Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Engineered Album – Non-Classical, and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (for the single "Cousin Dupree"). But by no means does the music sound aged. [4], Two Against Nature was met with both commercial and critical success. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Fortunately, Two Against Nature is as seductive and alluring as the best of Steely Dan's later … 5:53 PREVIEW What a Shame About Me. Steely Dan were always ahead of the curve, and it was gratifying to see that little had changed twenty years after their last studio release. Play Two Against Nature. Unable to add item to List. Steely Dan. I bought Pretzel Logic in 1974 and Steely Dan was one of my favorite 1970s bands. The disk and insert were in good condition and the disk plays perfectly well. Amazon's Choice recommends highly rated and well-priced products. 6:17 PREVIEW Janie Runaway. It still won four Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year. This was an order for a used CD. Sold by RapidPrimePros and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. would recommend. 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"). I say "Hey thirty-nine" because the girl immortalized in the song "Hey Nineteen" would be 39 when this album was released, in the year 2000. Horn arrangements: Walter Becker (1), Donald Fagen (1, 2, 4-6), Electric piano technician: Edd Kolakowski, This page was last edited on 6 December 2020, at 04:42. The band's popularity peaked in the late 1970s, with the release of seven albums blending elements of jazz, rock, funk, R&B, and pop.Rolling Stone has called them "the perfect musical antiheroes for the Seventies." To that end, Two Against Nature is a headlong jump down the rabbit hole, visioned with stunning musical clarity, yet with a degree of elliptical cerebral-ism that’s non-circular, meaning again, that while Two Against Nature is another concoction of limitless session players, their next album Everything Must Go will turn the tables, being overtly all about what the core of Steely Dan can do on their own. Dan fans rejoice! Steely Dan is an American rock band consisting of core members Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. Every previous original studio album from the duo has been certified gold or platinum. Great musicians, great arrangements, great engineering, production and mixing.The CD has very little noticable compression to my ears. Needless to say, Steely Dan's elliptical character studies set to yacht rock sleaze didn't speak to disaffected American youth the way, say, The Marshall Mathers LP did. Please try again. I feel TAN won the album of the year at the Grammy Awards as more of a reward for an amazing body of work from 1972 - 1980, not the boring drivel found here. Fagen and Becker's writing is some of the best they have done, the arrangements are stellar, and the performances by the gathered players are fully up to Steely Dan standards. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Well I Finally Got My Steely Dan Aja Album And The Reason I Don't Buy It In A CD Format Is Because With A Classic Like This Has To Be In Vinyl Format As To Hear It The Way It Was Meant To Be Heard::: And I'm Sure I Speak For All The Rest Of The Audiophiles Out There Vinyl Is The True Sound Period And So I Give It FIVE STARS For The Way It Sounds And The Condition Of The Record!!!!!!! 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"[17], Steely Dan's supporting tour of North America, Europe, and Japan was equally successful, encouraging them to record the 2003 album Everything Must Go.[15]. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. 『トゥー・アゲインスト・ネイチャー』(Two Against Nature)は、スティーリー・ダンの8番目のアルバム。2000年にジャイアント・レコードより発表された。 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. [15] At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from professional critics, the album received an average score of 77, based on 13 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Gaslighting Abbie. Album by Steely Dan 9 songs - 2008. "Two Against Nature" was released in 2000 and was Steely Dan's first album in 20 years. User Ratings (0) Your Rating. Reviewed in the United States on December 7, 2016. 5:17 PREVIEW Two Against Nature. 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. Commercially, it peaked at number six on the U.S. -Jerry McCulley. [2] Writing in March 2000 for The Village Voice, Robert Christgau applauded the music as an excellent "rock comeback" and a "jumpier and snappier, sourer and trickier and less soothing" iteration of the jazz pop featured on Steely Dan's 1977 album Aja, describing it as "postfunk". 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. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. 5:53. more. if your a steely dan fan I would buy this. Two Against Nature, indeed. Label: BMG ‎– BVCG-21003, Giant Records ‎– 74321-62190-2 2. (Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). It was released on February 29, 2000, and marked Steely Dan’s first studio album for Warner Bros. Records. What A Shame About Me. (3/01) 4:09 PREVIEW Almost Gothic. [5] A dissenting view came from Pitchfork reviewer Brent DiCrescenzo, who dismissed the songs as "lengthy, indistinguishable" and "glossy bop-pop" while suggesting Steely Dan lack "soul". Records. RIP Butcus (Bass Sax) and Mr Laws (Drums). Certified Platinum by the RIAA. Reviewed in the United States on August 12, 2019. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 2, 2020. Unbelievably, Fagen and Becker have lost none of their taste or technical expertise. 3. Two Against Nature is the eighth studio album by American rock band Steely Dan. Fully scored including all lyrics, instrumental sections, slash chords and chord extensions. It was just a pop song.”Walter Becker (416) Two Against Nature “We made it the title because we thought it was descriptive of our condition at the present time. The two are Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, and Two Against Nature is the first new studio album in 20 years from Steely Dan. Buying this second hand, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 13, 2016. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. 1. Play What A Shame About Me. (I wonder if she ever figured out who 'Retha Franklin is.) Start Station. They'd previously toured only once, round about the era of Watergate, pet rocks, and Shaft. Start Station. I'm glad I did, as I didn't like it at first. The last one being Gaucho from 1980. 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. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Wikipedia: Two Against Nature is the eighth studio album by Steely Dan. The album won the group four Grammy Awards thusly: The album picks up exactly where Gaucho left off. The release of Two Against Nature is a major musical event. It sounds like Steely Dan, but that touch of genius their records had in the 1970s is missing. Steely Dan Two Against Nature . It lacks the emotion and edgey quality of 'The Royal Scam' (My fave SD album) but it's hard to match one of the best albums ever made. After reviving Steely Dan for a string of concerts in the mid-Nineties, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker officially ended their twenty-year hiatus in 2000, with the release of Two Against Nature. There is none of that greatness to be found here. It sounds like Steely Dan, but that touch of genius their records had in the 1970s is missing. "Two Against Nature" was released in 2000 and was Steely Dan's first album in 20 years. The jewel case was slightly cracked but acceptable- I've had brand new disks arrive with cracked cases! The album marked the first Steely Dan studio album in 20 years, following 1980's… read more Reviewed in the United States on February 27, 2019. Few artists can do basically what they were doing 20 years before and make it sound relevant, but Fagen & Becker have done so. AllMusic Rating. Add to My Collection. Metacritic Music Reviews, Two Against Nature by Steely Dan, The duo of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen return after a 20-year hiatus, with this Grammy-winning … Musicwise not much has happened since Gaucho. It arrived much earlier that indicated and was well packed. The Grammy went to Steely Dan, for Two Against Nature— the comeback album that consummated the duo’s unlikely second wind in the early 2000s. Since reuniting in 1993, Steely Dan has toured steadily and released two albums of new material, the first of which, Two Against Nature, earned a Grammy Award for Album of the Year. … But time may finally be on the side of rock’s most illustrious music geeks. Their first studio album in 20 years, it was recorded from 1997 to 1999[1] and released on February 29, 2000, by Warner Bros. 1. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 9, 2020. this is top notch. It still won four Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year. All tracks are written by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. Steely Dan perform live before a small audience in an intimate setting. Steely Dan is an American jazz rock band which formed in 1972. Two Against Nature is the eight studio album from US pop/ rock act Steely Dan and it´s also the first Steely Dan studio album in twenty years. The band was formed by Donald Fagen (vocals, keyboards) and Walter Becker (guitar, bass), who met in 1967 while both attended Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, and began a songwriting partnership shortly thereafter. [2], A critical success, Two Against Nature won the group four Grammy Awards: Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Engineered Album – Non-Classical, and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (for the single "Cousin Dupree"). For these awards, the band was in competition with younger, more popular recording acts such as NSYNC, Britney Spears, Radiohead, Beck, and Eminem. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I have been playing their music for decades. Buying this second hand, finding a CD player, which was not easy, and playing it on my PC, with the CD drive, was the best way to listen to these legends of groove....had to get the DVD too...which I found in a boot sale...........bargain..........As this had classic Steely Dan and band interviews. Steely Dan's new release Two Against Nature, their first studio album of new material in twenty years, is absolutely first rate. For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021. Play Gaslighting Abbie. It's a grower imo but it holds all the Steely Dan excellence. these guys can cut the mustard when it comes to playing there instuments great concert sound is great. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Their first studio album in 20 years, it was recorded from 1997 to 1999 and released on February 29, 2000, by Warner Bros. Records. Every previous original studio album from the duo has been certified gold or platinum. Add to Custom List. Two Against Nature. Sure, Steely Dan are a decade or two late in delivering Two Against Nature, their follow-up to 1980’s Gaucho. I bought Pretzel Logic in 1974 and Steely Dan was one of my favorite 1970s bands. Add to that list Two Against Nature. “Reelin’ in the Years” (from 1972’s Can’t Buy a Thrill) The most straightforward rock’n’roll song Steely … This great new collection contains all 9 songs from this critically acclaimed, long-awaited new release their first new studio album in two decades! Two Against Nature is the eighth studio album by American rock band Steely Dan. It will be only natural for Two Against Nature to catapult Steely Dan back to the top. radio. The lengthy, indistinguishable tracks could pass for a Daniel Lanois-produced collaboration between the Dave Matthews Band … Engineers: Phil Burnett, Per-Christian Nielsen, Johan Edlund, Anthony Gorman, Roger Nichols, Ken Ross, Dave Russell, Jay A. Ryan, Assistants: Suzy Barrows, Reaann Zschokke. I've held back for over a year before reviewing 2AN. 2000 Preview SONG TIME Gaslighting Abbie. … Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 14, 2017. Dan's second coming.....and it's good....!! Steely Dan (page 1) Rikki Don’t Lose That Number “It wasn’t written for Rickie Lee Jones. Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2016, Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2019. [16] Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic appreciated the "sharp humor" in the lyrics, but was especially impressed by the music's "depth and character", as he observed "nearly endless permutations within their signature sound". 2. 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