From what I gather, this final album before the Dan called it quits in the 80s seems to get panned generally speaking. I don’t really get why this is? I’ve read “too slick/elevator music”. B-b-but it’s Steely Dan for chris’sake! Isn’t that the point? I say if you find Gaucho to be too slick, then you have to throw your copy of Avalon into the garbage as well.