When Donald Fagen released his second solo album 'Kamakiriad' in 1993, many commented on its similarity to his debut 'The Nightfly', from eleven years previously. Likewise, the differences between the third record - preceded by another thirteen-year gap - are paper-thin. There's certainly reason for Steely Dan fans to rejoice too, for 'Morph The Cat' is full of those signature sax breaks, warm keyboard melodies and Fagen's own comforting timbre. He sounds on top form too on the title track and 'H Gang'; all encompassing that tightly-written musicianship that has been the Fagen hallmark for over thirty years now. Delving further into the album though, whilst the storytelling is as astute as ever, the songs are less memorable - notably the funk workout 'Brite Nitegown' - until the penultimate track where 'Mary Shut The Garden Door' sees him relax back into the groove. Still, at fifty-eight years of age, we can expect his mind to drift occasionally.