Gaucho - MCA 1980
The title-track "Gaucho" probably won't be the first song your attention is drawn towards, on the other hand, it could easily turn out to be the song you'll want to re-hear most often with its Incredibly beautiful horn-theme, and of course the song itself is actually very catchy and classic Steely Dan. "Third World Man", was my first favourite, and it is a song of durability too.
"Hey Nineteen" is probably the most commercial and catchy number. Nice funky rhythm with some nice blues guitar. "Babylon Sisters" is both funky and dramatic, while "My Rival" is both catchy and has a good funky riff.
"Glamor Profession" and "Time Out of Mind " are fine well-produced tracks, which probably do not quite have special qualities of the rest of the album.
After "Gaucho" the group took a break for nearly twenty years until "Two Against Nature" in 2000. So for many years "Gaucho" was thought of as a farewell work - and a very commendable one of its kind. Fortunately, Becker and Fagen are together again, and they have so far recorded two more fine albums.