Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (album) by Elton John

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 239th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 942 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1973 (6th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (56th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (239th)
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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is ranked as the best album by Elton John.

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81/100 (from 942 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 80.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 80.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.6.

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80/100
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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85/100
From 04/20/2019 11:56
Puta álbum... Alcança o pop e o rock com precisão!
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100/100
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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75/100
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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95/100
From 10/25/2018 20:39
Elton at his best. Should be in everyones collection has a song for every mood. I have tried many other EJ albums, but nothing is as full and complete as YBR.
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90/100
From 09/17/2018 19:56
Elton's best, should be in everyone's top 100.
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85/100
From 06/08/2018 19:14
I have just picked up the double album re-issue and the audio production is stunning. If your are a vinyl addict like me then this is a must have album. The album travels through many musical styles and there isn't a track I don't like on the album. Undoubtedly Elton's best work. Beautiful Mellotron string textures on Grey Seal. Great Caribbean feel to Jamaican Jerk Off!
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70/100
From 01/22/2018 13:04
Great opening track, good production and high musical quality. The album got some nice surprising parts but in general it failed to really impress me.
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80/100
From 01/22/2018 02:49
Definitely top-heavy and too long, but a sprawling, captivating affair.
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From 01/08/2018 00:59
Given Mr. John has made a career creating adult contemporary, radio friendly songs, it seems logical to assume this album would be more of the same.
However, that's not the case. From beginning to end, Elton showcases his talents as both a vocalist and pianist. This is a fine collection of songs, and arguably his finest moment.
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Best Albums of 1973
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2. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
3. Innervisions by Stevie Wonder
4. Selling England By The Pound by Genesis
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6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
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