Madman Across the Water

Elton John - Madman Across the Water
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1971 Ratings: #77 / 118
User Score
Based on 76 ratings
1971 Ratings: #38
Liked by 5 people
November 5, 1971 / Release Date
LP / Format
Uni, DJM / Label / Website
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A fantastic first half with songs like Levon and Tiny Dancer which are at this point essential with Elton John's discography but the second half loses some steam and often doesn't stand out compared to the mentioned songs but at last this for me is still a great record with a lot of very good melodic piano pop rock.

Track Review

Tiny Dancer 10/10
Levon 9.5/10
Razor Face 7.5/10.
Madman Across the Water 8.5/10.
Indian Sunset 8/10
Holiday Inn 7.5/10.
Rotten Peaches 7.5/10.
All the Nasties ... read more
Elton John’s, “Madman Across the Water” shows some of the best of Elton and the worst of Elton. The album was solid at the start and by the end, I felt bored and uninspired but relaxed and in a good mood. The album is what I call, “Sunday Morning Rock” as in its the music you hear before church. It’s a relaxing soft rock album that has really good piano parts and the masterpiece of a song called “Tiny Dancer”
Both a positive and a negative, there is clearly a theme to Elton John's music. The tracks have a similar structure and the mixture of rock and piano backing are consistent across records. Three records in, there is minimal variation among the artists music. This is not necessarily a bad thing (if it isn't broken don't fix it) but it doesn't leave much room to really see a huge improvement on the next few records looking forward.

Favorite track: Tiny Dancer
Tiny Dancer 9.2πŸ’š

Levon 8.7πŸ’š

Razor Face 8.3πŸ’š

Madman Across The Water 8.2πŸ’š

Indian Sunset 7.2πŸ’š

Holiday Inn 8.3πŸ’š

Rotten Peaches 7.8πŸ’š

All The Nasties 8.0πŸ’š

Goodbye 7.4πŸ’š

Nota Final:81πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š(Muito Bom)⭐
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Track List

  1. Tiny Dancer
  2. Levon
  3. Razor Face
  4. Madman Across the Water
  5. Indian Sunset
  6. Holiday Inn
  7. Rotten Peaches
  8. All the Nasties
  9. Goodbye 
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Added on: June 1, 2013