Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (studio album) by Elton John

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 221st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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81/100 (from 1,005 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1973 (6th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (54th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (221st)
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From 04/22/2021 13:45
I know taste is subjective and all but, this album being below 7 Radiohead albums just shows how absurd this website is lol

Basically Elton's greatest hits album with what is probably one of the best openers of all time. Candle of the Wind, Bennie and the title track are also amazing tunes. Overall one of the best 50/100 albums of all time easily
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From 11/28/2020 17:34
I listened to a lot of Elton John as a kid, as we had one Elton John LP (not this one) that I listened to on my record player over and over again. Then, for a while, I sort of forgot about Elton John, maybe because he wasn't quite cool enough or edgy enough for my late adolescent tastes. As I go back through his catalog, however, I am struck by how much more Elton John's sound is "rock" as opposed to "pop." Sure, he spends a lot of his time sitting at the piano, but it's much more in the vain of Little Richard than, say, Michael Bolton. There are a number of Elton John's hits here, out of which my favorite is "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting," one of the great throwback rock and roll songs of the early seventies.
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From 11/18/2020 08:07
A masterpiece of pop. A megastar at his peak. I read once that during the period between 71-75, Elton could have written an epic pop songs using the words from the back of a cereal box. Possibly true, but he had the hall of fame lyricist Bernie Taupin...so, you get this...
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From 09/15/2020 23:31
Not a massive fan of Elton John but I do love this album from start to finish. Nice variety right through.
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From 08/20/2020 03:05
One of the greatest albums of all time. I'm not sure many will agree, but I don't think there's a single song of filler here. Yes, I even like Jamaica Jerk-Off. The fact that Elton was able to fill two records full of music with his best work is an accomplishment that shouldn't be ignored. Having it ranked as the 234th-best album of all-time is about 200 spots too low.
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From 08/24/2019 07:25
Very good album. Some songs could've been excluded, but overall, great offering. This is Elton's best album IMO.
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From 04/20/2019 11:56
Puta álbum... Alcança o pop e o rock com precisão!
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From 02/02/2019 19:16
Before all the glitz and the costumes, there were albums like this from a talented duo who had nothing to lose. Solid from beginning to end, it's still astonishing even after all these years.
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From 10/28/2018 11:29
EJ and Bernie threw the kitchen sink at this album and it works .... mostly

Something for everyone here: Prog-ish ("Funeral For A Friend") , Classic ("Candle In The Wind") , Boogie ("Bennie And The Jets") , A homage to The Wizard Of Oz ("Goodbye Yellow Brick Road") , Harmony ("Grey Seal") , Reggae ("Jamaica Jerk Off") , Suave ("I've Seen That Movie Too" ) , 50's Twist (" My Sister Loves Rock'n'roll") , Rock ("Saturdays Alright For Fighting") , Country ("Roy Rogers" ) , Ballad ("Harmony" )

Correctly ranked at BEA 210 as one of the greats
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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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