One of my favorite bands whom I consider underrated, overall. Steely Dan is a badass band!
How to describe the music of Steely Dan? Stylish, sophisticated, what else? And the dreadful nasal tone of the lead singer which was a perfect fit for the songs. What about the embrace of urban excess, the emptiness of modern values. My favourite slice of lyric is in the song Haitian Divorce:
'Now we dolly back
Now we fade to black'
to tell us they are moving on from previous scene and take us forward to the next one.