Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Album of the Day

Kamakiriad, by Donald Fagen (1993): Fagen's second solo album doesn't seem to get the same respect as The Nightfly. I've got nothing against the first album, but this one has a special place in my heart, for some reason. Maybe it's because back when it came out, in my pre-prog revival days, it was a tight, jazzy oasis in a desert of crappy pop music. I kind of dig the road trip concept, too. The album is also notable for the first collaboration in more than a decade between Fagen and Steely Dan collaborator Walter Becker, which led to the rebirth of the Dan, eventually.

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