Honky Château (studio album) by Elton John

Honky Château
Honky Château by Elton John
Year: 1972
Overall rank: 1,633rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 308 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1972 (33rd)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (332nd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,633rd)
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ELTON JOHN HONKY CHATEAU UNI vinyl record LP 1972 ‎GF PASTE DOWN COVER VG+/EX
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ELTON JOHN HONKY CHATEAU JAPAN REPLICA ORIGINAL 2002 OBI CD + 180 GRAM VINYL SET
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Elton John bestography

Honky Château is ranked 5th best out of 48 albums by Elton John on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Elton John is Goodbye Yellow Brick Road which is ranked number 219 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,867.

Elton John album bestography « Higher ranked (964th) This album (1,633rd) Lower ranked (2,958th) »
Madman Across The WaterHonky ChâteauDon't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 308 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.3/100, a mean average of 78.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.0.

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75/100
From 12/19/2020 01:08
Not the best album from the best period of Elton John's career, but it has some flashes of the peak songwriting of the era.
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80/100
From 12/18/2020 21:47
Another great album, but like other commenters have noted, the hits stand above the rest on this LP. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters may be one of the most underrated songs in EJ's catalogue.
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75/100
From 07/27/2020 19:19
The Rocket Man does it again. Rating (79.50)
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From 06/07/2020 09:45
Apart from "Rocket Man" and "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters" I find this album a weak album, weaker as a whole than his previous album even if it gave rise to good singles.
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85/100
From 05/21/2020 08:04
This album passed me by in 1972 it wasnt until a few years later that I listened to this and his other early albums and discovered he made some great albums before Yellow Brick Road. This was his best album up to this point in his career. Honky Cat, Rocket Man & Amy stand out for me but the best song on this album is Mona Lisas & Mad Hatters the other tracks are solid, no weak track here.
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80/100
From 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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From 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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From 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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From 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 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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