By Chris Willman
Updated October 20, 1995 at 04:00 AM EDT

Alive in America

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Steely Dan: Alive in America (Giant) When the Dan quit touring in the mid-’70s, it was almost logical: Becker and Fagen’s peculiar rebirth of cool had become so casually decadent that it hardly seemed in character to break a sweat onstage anymore. Their 1993-94 resumption — a big-band revue documented in 11 familiar tracks here — may have been uncharacteristically concessive, but the smooth spite in their subversive neo-Babylonian bop still sounds as contemporary as today’s headlines. B+

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Alive in America

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