Monday, January 14, 2013

Donald Fagen: Sunken Condos

"When the first single from Sunken Condos, 'I'm Not the Same Without You,' dropped in September, it only heightened anticipation. With its lush opening horns, propulsive groove, and delicious background vocal harmonies, it was a shiny new incarnation of Fagen at his most Fagenesque, with a brightness harkening back to The Nightfly. More than one fan noted that the song felt like 'going home.' Now that the full album is in hand, how does it size up? Sunken Condos delivers. Every quality we love and respect about Fagen is here: complex melodies, immaculate production, sophisticated arrangements, tour de force musicianship, not to mention witty, surface-upbeat lyrics that beg to be dissected for hidden meaning" (Joan K. Smith, "Once Again, Donald Fagen Delivers," Huffington Post, 10/17/12).

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