Honky Château (album) by Elton John

Honky Château
Honky Château by Elton John (1972)
Overall rank: 1,693rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 259 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1972 (35th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (336th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,693rd)
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Elton John bestography

Honky Château is ranked 5th best out of 47 albums by Elton John on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Elton John is Goodbye Yellow Brick Road which is ranked number 239 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,241.

Elton John album bestography « Higher ranked (992nd) This album (1,693rd) Lower ranked (3,272nd) »
Madman Across The WaterHonky ChâteauElton John

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Honky Château track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 259 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 79.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 79.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.1.

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80/100
From Villain 01/01/2020 15:46
Another pretty solid album from Elton John's peak. The standout tracks are the ones you expect Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters, Rocket Man and Honky Cat, but there is some gold in the deep cuts as well.
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65/100
From SoaringSeagle 05/24/2019 17:18
Following the massive masterpiece that was Madman Across the Water, Honky Chateau can sometimes seem to fall short. That doesn't take away from the genius that is "Rocket Man" and "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters". A great release nonetheless.
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Rating:  
70/100
From Garyf1972 06/22/2017 19:35
Rocket Man The best here, Mona Lisa's and Honky Cat the other standouts for me, an overall good album.
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80/100
From garycottier 06/17/2016 13:09
Another strong album from Elton John when he was unstoppable. Personally, I don't think, honky chateau, is quite as good as, madman, or, tumbleweed, but it's still a decent record. Honky cat, I think I'm going to kill myself, are strong cuts, but the best without doubt is, rocket man, one of Elton John and Bernie Taupin's best ever songs. The only problem I have with some Elton John songs is they sometimes sound like what they are, Elton awkwardly trying to fit melodies around lyrics he didn't write, it's something I notice often. Still, good album from when Elton was ridiculously prolific.
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85/100
From Coconut 04/13/2016 11:22
A classic if there ever was one. The production alone makes this record a stand out. The arrangements combined with the material and musicianship are outstanding.
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95/100
From Kennmoor1 03/21/2015 10:16
A great collection of songs. Listen with an open mind
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75/100
From junodog4 02/01/2015 22:28
I struggle with Elton John as an album artist - more of a singles guy - this album solidifies my opinion.
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80/100
From gtroda 01/31/2015 14:34
Best Track: Rocket Man
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90/100
From swhaze 12/23/2014 23:22
This is where Elton's legendary string of hits began.
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From Rockdrigo 07/22/2014 03:44
Elton John's best along with Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, and kinda different to the rest of his work. Most songs here have a great vibe and melodies, and creates a great New Orleans/piano dominant style.
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