500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

Steely Dan, 'Pretzel Logic'

386. Steely Dan, 'Pretzel Logic'

ABC, 1974

Donald Fagen and Walter Becker make their love of jazz explicit, covering Duke Ellington and copping the intro of "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" from hard-bop pianist Horace Silver. The guitars on their third LP are dialed back for a sound that's slick and airtight without being cold. The lyrics? As twisted as ever.

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