Release date
23 Nov 1999
Running length
7 tracks
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1 Black Cow 5:06 76,828
2 Aja 8:01 69,183
3 Deacon Blues 7:37 102,920
4 Peg 3:57 119,083
5 Home At Last 5:36 51,991
6 I Got The News 5:07 48,594
7 Josie 4:31 76,211

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Pioneering pop/jazz band Steely Dan, formed by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker in the early 70’s, had already secured five U.S Top 40 albums before the release of Aja in 1977 . Aja, however, was to prove to be the biggest selling album of Steely Dan’s illustrious career, reaching Number 3 in the U.S. Billboard chart, spending a year in the Top 40 there and also reaching number 5 in the U.K. Aja was the first British Top 10 hit for Steely Dan and was also the first album by Becker and Fagen as a duo. Steely Dan’s Aja has proved to be one of the most outstanding jazz-rock albums in the history of popular music.

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  • lnmlas

    So perfect at any time I would say. Finally bought this beauty.

    11 Dec 2013 Reply
  • JackAnderson94

    So perfect when you're drunk

    30 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Cheeselord12

    This is an EXCELLENT album

    25 Apr 2013 Reply
  • CBassNL

    Probably my favourite Steely Dan album. Deacon Blues and Aja are masterpieces. :)

    11 Apr 2012 Reply
  • granpubah

    Steely as a whole and Aja in particular really spoke to LA music. Irony for me is I moved to NYC in Nov 76 just before Aja came out.

    10 Feb 2012 Reply
  • azua357

    All Yeah! I like this Album, i remember it now. Thank You, Dangergirl717. My favorite is, Peg :)

    16 Aug 2011 Reply
  • grenats

    this album is so fucking gorgeous. i could listen to it all day, chill out and not worry about anything.

    17 Apr 2011 Reply
  • fosip

    Album of all times!!!

    10 Apr 2011 Reply
  • pinkpressthreat

    I remember Ian Dury describing "Aja" as a West Coast album made by these dudes from the East Coast - I think that's right, it makes you think about California sunshine, y'know? And @ McLovinSpoonful: Yeah, man! I heard that, during the 1970s (and beyond), Hi-Fi shops would always have a copy ready to put on the turntable to show their customers the merits of their merchandise!

    19 Mar 2011 Reply
  • whatanight

    bow wow favorite songs wow.

    7 Mar 2011 Reply
  • DCeclectic

    Outstanding classic. I'd live inside the Aja album, if I could.

    12 Jan 2011 Reply
  • billmullerii

    I remember buying the album and tape when it came out, I still love it today. Side note: To bad we don't have Peach's Records anymore. A great store to buy albums.

    21 Aug 2010 Reply
  • McLovinSpoonful

    One of my all-time favorite albums. Perfect album for selling stereos, lol.

    3 Jul 2010 Reply
  • ZiggyMcjoney

    I'm definitely not a 'classic rock'-ist, but this is one of the best albums I've ever heard. I just love how its so complicated and clever, but not for a second is it ever in-your-face about it.

    4 Jun 2010 Reply
  • streever

    why isn't deacon blues in the system? Do I need to be sad? I love all of these songs but Deacon Blues is really my favorite. Absolutely near & dear to my heart. I do love the concept of being lauded for losing. As a happy-go-lucky non-competitive, I love the conceptual imagery of the "they've got a name for the winners in the world, I want a name when I lose" line. While I don't subscribe to the next part, it is always comforting to listen to when things aren't going ideally.

    3 May 2010 Reply
  • Scratchgolfer

    Could it be that I have finally found my home at last???? Great track! I see that allot of folks tend to like the songs that are played on the radio over and over again .. Don't get me wrong I like them as well but there are so many Steely Dan songs that just get overlooked.... Viva La Steely Dan!!

    22 Mar 2010 Reply
  • LaCyberDina

    One of their best 'crossover' albums. A Masterpiece..if you ask me.

    6 Feb 2010 Reply
  • quickSS

    Aja and the Steve Gadd drum. Awesome.

    27 Nov 2009 Reply
  • rottmadgers

    'Home at Last' ftw.

    23 Oct 2009 Reply
  • rottmadgers

    Seeing the Dan perform 'Aja' on Tuesday. Really excited.

    23 Oct 2009 Reply
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