Morph The Cat

  • Record Label: Reprise
  • Release Date: Mar 14, 2006
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 44
  2. Negative: 6 out of 44

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  1. FrankK
    Mar 21, 2006
    4
    Just like Dan, Fagen is at his best as a three and a half minute pop song performer. H-Gang, What I Do and the title tracks highlight an effort that otherwise embodies the overindulgent aspects of Aja & Goucho. Aside from these four songs, the rest is merely background music.
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83

Universal acclaim - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Los Angeles Times
    75
    At his best he spins these tales with a mix of literary craft and jazzman's cool, animating his narratives with vivid and colorful language. [5 Mar 2006]
  2. The album is imbued with a post-9/11 dread, which deters Fagen from recycling the nostalgia and Lynchian fantasy of his previous albums.
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    With its precisely calibrated funk grooves, exquisitely tasteful playing, and general air of blissed-out languor, Morph is firmly in the smoothed-out tradition of latter-day Dan discs like Gaucho. [17 Mar 2006, p.111]