Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (studio album) by Elton John

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 207th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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81/100 (from 1,049 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 1973 (6th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (51st)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (207th)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.7/100, a mean average of 79.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.3.

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From 04/25/2022 12:58
This is not a perfect album but it is close enough that I have no issues saying it has to be one of the greatest of all time.
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85/100
From 03/13/2022 12:02
Magnificent singing, the best Elton album and his top songs are on here as well: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and Candle In The Wind that are ones of thebest ever made, but 90% of the album is great. I can only complain about Jamaica Jerk-Off and Social Disease, they're not good.
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95/100
From 01/05/2022 11:17
Extraordinaria colección de canciones, comparable en calidad con cualquier recopilación.
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From 12/05/2021 15:50
Some nitpickers may say the as a single album this could have been even more cohesive and even better as a whole.
Unnecessary afterthoughts, basically most of us are very glad that this was made like this.
The overall production values are top-notch, this album sounds great and the musicians are top class.,
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75/100
From 07/11/2021 15:47
rambling genre-crossing the odd classic mixed in quite a few. double album pop
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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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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. For Your Pleasure by Roxy Music
13. Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock
14. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield
15. Berlin by Lou Reed
16. Closing Time by Tom Waits
17. The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle by Bruce Springsteen
18. Artaud by Pescado Rabioso
19. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath by Black Sabbath
20. Larks' Tongues In Aspic by King Crimson
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