Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player (studio album) by Elton John

Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player
Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player by Elton John
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 3,137th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 208 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1973 (65th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (576th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,137th)
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Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player is ranked 6th 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 221 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,798.

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75/100 (from 208 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 12% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.5/100, a mean average of 74.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.3.

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75/100
From 07/27/2020 15:34
Please Don't Shoot Elton. Rating (75.50)
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From 06/17/2016 14:44
Another in that incredible run of LP's Elton John released in the seventies. Great songs as always including, Daniel, eldebery wine, and, crocodile rock. I don't think it's as good as some of his other albums around this time but it's stil a good record. Elton really was on a roll at this time.
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70/100
From 02/01/2015 22:29
Amazing top tracks, but it drops off. He always seems to have 75% of a brillian album.
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From 01/31/2015 15:33
Best Track: Crocodile Rock
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From 01/12/2015 03:13
"This is a largely melody-based album- Its purpose is to find its way into your brain and stick there. There are piano hooks, lush vocal harmonies, and easily-clappable drum beats. There are cheesy lyrics, dated 70s moments, and clean production. Here on BEA we typically see those aspects as detriments to an album's quality, but that view is largely ignorant of albums that use those aspects to their advantage. Don't Shoot Me takes those attributes and utilizes them better than any album before or after."
^From my chart description of the album

I probably give Don't Shoot Me a bit too much credit…but I have a great emotional connection to the record and truly love it on every level.
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75/100
From 04/25/2012 15:36
More piano pop goodness from Elton, continuing the embellished groove he and his band team found on "Honky Chateau", he apes his musical heros well, especially on "crocodile rock".
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From 05/09/2011 15:25
Fifth high quality album in a row by Elton John. The bonus tracks on the CD release are also great.
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75/100
From 10/04/2010 20:27
another not great album, but "elderberry wine" and "Skyline Pigeon"(Not originally on this album) are really good.
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From 05/09/2010 20:03
"Elderberry Wine" is classic Elton John
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Best Albums of 1973
1. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
2. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
3. Innervisions by Stevie Wonder
4. Selling England By The Pound by Genesis
5. Quadrophenia by The Who
6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
7. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings
8. Raw Power by Iggy And The Stooges
9. Aladdin Sane by David Bowie
10. Future Days by Can
11. (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) by Lynyrd Skynyrd
12. Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock
13. Berlin by Lou Reed
14. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield
15. For Your Pleasure by Roxy Music
16. Closing Time by Tom Waits
17. The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle by Bruce Springsteen
18. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath by Black Sabbath
19. Larks' Tongues In Aspic by King Crimson
20. Artaud by Pescado Rabioso
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