Sonic Grade: F
Hopelessly murky, muddy, opaque, ambience-free sound, and so artificial I honestly cannot make any sense of it. Pure sludge. This is someone’s idea of analog? It sure ain’t mine.
Is this music for robots? That would explain a lot. Audiophile robots, perhaps?
Why do audiophiles waste their money on crap like this?
And Kamikiriad from 1993 was musically every bit as bad.
The last good record Donald Fagen was involved with was The NIghtfly.
After that, there is no reason to buy anything he recorded, whether as a solo artist or as part of the reformed Steely Dan.
And there would never be a good reason to buy a record that sounds as bad as this one on vinyl.
The CD has to be better.