Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1973 Ratings: #36 / 132
User Score
Based on 382 ratings
1973 Ratings: #28
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic
This touched on everything John did before, and suggested ways he'd move in the near-future, and that sprawl is always messy but usually delightful, a testament to Elton's '70s power as a star and a musician.
90
Slant Magazine

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is such an epic, varied display of emotional depth and soul it should be classified as some sort of operetta.

BGL13
75

pride month day 7
does anyone hate this album? this is the kind of fun classic pop rock that i feel like everyone at least kinda likes. anyways yeah this was an extremely pleasant listen. i didn’t really how many classic songs there were on this thing! however, as many great songs there are on here, there’s also a good bit of filler that comes with the unusual 17 song long track listing. either way, there are enough amazing moments to balance out the mediocre.
faves: candle in the ... read more

pedrosabe16
93

The disrespect this album gets is crazy. It doesn't get half the flowers it deserves. Imagine an era when popstars are dropping projects like this. 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' could be deemed a pop opera due to its opulence, ambition and grandeur. The magnum opus of a pop titan that rises to the occasion. Elton pretty much creates a world you could enter, like the artwork. Yes, it loses focus on some points but its magnificence is never out of sight.

MasterCrackfox
87

What an incredible album; intensely underappreciated rock music from an intensely underappreciated artist. Few of these tracks feel like they are now over forty years old and still have a ton of staying power. Elton creates some of his most popular singles across this album but that doesn't detract from the less recognized tracks.

Favorite track: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

lebandit
100

Elton John Discography #7

I think this is genuinely one of the greatest and most enlightening albums ever put to vinyl. Yes it really is that good. This is where my attachment to Elton's music really started. I used to listen to exclusively radio music in the car on the way to school, nothing else. I would go to school, then come home and play gta 5. I distinctly remember playing a stunt race with some friends, Los Santos Rock Radio happened to be on. I thought "WOW this is really good ... read more

pedrosabe16
93

The disrespect this album gets is crazy. It doesn't get half the flowers it deserves. Imagine an era when popstars are dropping projects like this. 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' could be deemed a pop opera due to its opulence, ambition and grandeur. The magnum opus of a pop titan that rises to the occasion. Elton pretty much creates a world you could enter, like the artwork. Yes, it loses focus on some points but its magnificence is never out of sight.

QueenOfDenmark
73

There are some *truly* horrific lyrics on this record. Particularly special in this regard are "Candle in the Wind" (which clumsily objectifies whilst trying not to: '[I see] you as something more than sexual'), "Sweet Painted Lady" (which dismisses prostitution as folly: 'getting paid for being laid / guess that's the name of the game!') and, perhaps most reprehensibly, "Dirty Little Girl" ('someone grab that bitch by the ears [...'cause...] I bet she hasn't had a ... read more

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Track List

  1. Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
  2. Candle in the Wind
  3. Bennie and the Jets
  4. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  5. This Song Has No Title
  6. Grey Seal
  7. Jamaica Jerk-Off
  8. I've Seen That Movie Too
  9. Sweet Painted Lady
  10. The Ballad of Danny Bailey (1909–34)
  11. Dirty Little Girl
  12. All the Girls Love Alice
  13. Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock 'n Roll)
  14. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
  15. Roy Rogers
  16. Social Disease
  17. Harmony
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Added on: June 1, 2013