A few weeks ago, the Onion had an article Donald Fagen Defends Steely Dan To Friends. The joke on this is that many Steely Dan fans, including myself, are always defending them-- and of course the fact that Fagen himself was a member of Steely Dan.
My Steely Dan fandom continues unabated. I also liked Fagen's solo album "Nightfly." It yielded a big hit, "I.G.Y." and a lesser hit, "New Frontier," which had one of the great videos ever. My best friend Rocket Science has cited it as his favorite-ever video. There are all kinds of cool touches, including the part where the cover of Dave Brubeck's "Take Five" album comes alive in animation.