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The Royal Scam ()

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The Royal Scam - Steely Dan
Track Listing
  1. Kid Charlemagne
  2. The Caves of Altamira
  3. Don't Take Me Alive
  4. Sign in Stranger
  5. The Fez
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  1. Kid Charlemagne
  2. The Caves of Altamira
  3. Don't Take Me Alive
  4. Sign in Stranger
  5. The Fez
  6. Green Earrings
  7. Haitian Divorce
  8. Everything You Did
  9. The Royal Scam
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The Royal Scam is the first Steely Dan record that doesn't exhibit significant musical progress from its predecessor, but that doesn't mean the album is any less interesting. The cynicism that was suppressed on Katy Lied comes roaring to the surface on The Royal Scam -- not only are the lyrics bitter and snide, but the music is terse, broken, and weary. Not so coincidentally, the album is comprised of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen's weakest set of songs since Can't Buy a Thrill. Alternating between mean-spirited bluesy ...

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