500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Steely Dan, 'Can't Buy a Thrill'
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240. Steely Dan, 'Can't Buy a Thrill'

MCA, 1972

Working as hired songwriters by day, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker rehearsed this debut in executives' offices by night. "We play rock & roll, but we swing," said Becker. For proof, check the cool lounge-jazz rhythms of "Do It Again" and the hot guitar of "Reelin' in the Years."

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