Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (studio album) by Elton John

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 212th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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81/100 (from 1,121 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1973 (6th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (52nd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (212th)
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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 80.9/100, a mean average of 79.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.5.

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45/100
From 11/16/2023 19:11
With 17 songs they're never all going to be gems, A couple of duds (Jamaica Jerkoff, Roy Rogers) but it is a very enjoyable album. Highlights are Love Lies Bleeding and Saturday Night's Alright.
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95/100
From 10/22/2023 01:54
All 4 sides were very good. Rare for a double album.
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85/100
From 07/13/2023 00:57
First time listening. Excellent!
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80/100
From 03/09/2023 11:30
The big hits on here are absolutely outstanding and the rest kind of just guide you through and act as a bridge between the better songs. None of these songs are bad but they aren't anything mind blowing either. They fall into a decent to good category which makes this quite a consistent listen as there isn't any mediocre songs. The piano work is brilliant and Elton's singing is as phenomenal as ever with him giving his greatest ever performance on this album. This release is almost like a comfort record as you know you can stick it on and just enjoy as he has such an easy style of music to fall in love with. However, this record does not need to be this long in my opinion and could definitely be cut. Furthermore, whilst there are some outstanding tracks there isn't enough to put it amongst the truly elite of records. Overall, I love revisiting this album as Elton John has such a huge personality that just floods out of the record which makes it so easy to enjoy this album time and time again.
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80/100
From 10/25/2022 14:27
Really good album.
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85/100
From 09/06/2022 17:42
Great record
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100/100
From 06/29/2022 09:57
This album has everything I love about music. I enjoy listening to piano and a great vocalist. Great vocal harmonies backed by one of most underrated bands of all-time! A great mix in styles of music. I particularly love the hard rockers and the opening track! 100
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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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From 01/05/2022 11:17
Extraordinaria colección de canciones, comparable en calidad con cualquier recopilación.
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Best Albums of 1973
1. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
2. Innervisions by Stevie Wonder
3. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
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. Aladdin Sane by David Bowie
9. Raw Power by Iggy And The Stooges
10. Future Days by Can
11. (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) by Lynyrd Skynyrd
12. Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock
13. For Your Pleasure by Roxy Music
14. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield
15. Closing Time by Tom Waits
16. Berlin by Lou Reed
17. The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle by Bruce Springsteen
18. Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye
19. Artaud by Pescado Rabioso
20. Catch A Fire by The Wailers
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