Tonight’s mystery artists albums as highly polished diamond, created by a thinking man’s band, with finely crafted compositions that weave back and forth between jazz and rock, and lyrics loaded with irony and cynicism. Sound like anyone you know??

This description came out of the Encyclopedia, citing Christgau’s Record Guide about the band Steely Dan. The entire quote is:

In an eight -year recording history stretching from 1972 to 1980, Steely Dan earned a reputation as perfectionists. Each of their seven albums is like a highly polished diamond, created by a thinking man’s band, with finely crafted compositions that weave back and forth between jazz and rock, and lyrics loaded with irony and cynicism. This unique approach has won them admirers and yet also turned off many a listener who felt their approach too cold and calculating.

Here they are with tonight's featured song.