by Steely Dan
Released: Jan 1980
Steely Dan's Gaucho hasn't aged a day since it was released in 1980, setting the stage for modern Smooth Jazz. Even darker than Aja, it isn't as cohesive an album but still scores song-for-song. "Time Out Of Mind" and "Hey Nineteen" became radio staples while "Babylon Sisters" and "Glamour Profession" may be their ultimate "L.A. is hell" narratives.