Elton John

  • Empty Sky (1969)


  • 1. Empty Sky: 6.9
  • 2. Val-Hala: 7.0
  • 3. Western Ford Gateway: 6.7
  • 4. Hymn 2000: 6.0
  • 5. Lady What's Tomorrow: 6.4
  • 6. Sails: 6.8
  • 7. The Scaffold: 7.1
  • 8. Skyline Pigeon: 7.9
  • 9. Gulliver/Hay-Chewed/Reprise: 5.0
  • Song Average: 6.6
  • Score: 63%
  • Elton John (1970)


  • 1. Your Song: 10
  • 2. I Need You To Turn On: 9.8
  • 3. Take Me To The Pilot: 9.3
  • 4. No Shoe String On Louise: 7.9
  • 5. First Episode At Hienton: 10
  • 6. Sixty Years On: 9.6
  • 7. Border Song: 9.2
  • 8. The Greatest Discovery: 9.5
  • 9. The Cage: 8.2
  • 10. The King Must Die: 9.0
  • Song Average: 9.2
  • Score: 92%
  • Tumbleweed Connection (1970)


  • 1. Ballad Of A Well-Known Gun: 9.1
  • 2. Come Down In Time: 9.6
  • 3. Country Comfort: 8.6
  • 4. Son Of Your Father: 8.2
  • 5. My Father's Gun: 9.0
  • 6. Where To Now St Peter?: 9.1
  • 7. Love Song: 6.8
  • 8. Amoreena: 9.2
  • 9. Talking Old Soldiers: 9.5
  • 10. Burn Down The Mission: 9.2
  • Song Average: 8.8
  • Score: 87%
  • Madman Across The Water (1971)


  • 1. Tiny Dancer: 10
  • 2. Levon: 9.8
  • 3. Razor Face: 9.4
  • 4. Madman Across The Water: 9.0
  • 5. Indian Sunset: 10
  • 6. Holiday Inn: 9.5
  • 7. Rotten Peaches: 9.3
  • 8. All The Nasties: 9.6
  • 9. Goodbye: 10
  • Song Average: 9.6
  • Score: 95%
  • Honky Château (1972)


  • 1. Honky Cat: 9.0
  • 2. Mellow: 9.2
  • 3. I Think I'm Going To Kill Myself: 9.5
  • 4. Susie (Dramas): 9.0
  • 5. Rocket Man: 9.7
  • 6. Salvation: 9.3
  • 7. Slave: 9.0
  • 8. Amy: 8.8
  • 9. Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters: 9.4
  • 10. Hercules: 8.5
  • Song Average: 9.1
  • Score: 93%
  • Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Piano Player (1973)


  • 1. Daniel: 9.1
  • 2. Teacher I Need You: 7.9
  • 3. Elderberry Wine: 8.1
  • 4. Blues For My Baby And Me: 8.6
  • 5. Midnight Creeper: 7.6
  • 6. Have Mercy On The Criminal: 8.5
  • 7. I'm Gonna Be A Teenage Idol: 8.4
  • 8. Texas Love Song: 8.9
  • 9. Crocodile Rock: 10
  • 10. High Flying Bird: 9.4
  • Song Average: 8.6
  • Score: 85%
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)


  • 1. Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding: 9.0
  • 2. Candle In The Wind: 9.8
  • 3. Bennie And The Jets: 9.1
  • 4. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: 10
  • 5. This Song Has No Title: 9.5
  • 6. Grey Seal: 9.6
  • 7. Jamaice Jerk Off: 7.8
  • 8. I've Seen That Movie Too: 9.4
  • 9. Sweet Painted Lady: 9.5
  • 10. The Ballad Of Danny Bailey: 9.0
  • 11. Dirty Little Girl: 8.1
  • 12. All The Girls Love Alice: 9.1
  • 13. Your Sister Can't Twist: 8.7
  • 14. Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting: 8.5
  • 15. Roy Rogers: 9.3
  • 16. Social Disease: 10
  • 17. Harmony: 9.5
  • Song Average: 9.2
  • Score: 91%
  • Caribou (1974)


  • 1. The Bitch Is Back: 8.5
  • 2. Pinky: 9.0
  • 3. Grimsby: 7.9
  • 4. Dixie Lily: 8.0
  • 5. Solar Prestige A Gammon: 9.1
  • 6. You're So Static: 9.0
  • 7. I've Seen The Saucers: 6.6
  • 8. Stinker: 7.1
  • 9. Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me: 8.4
  • 10. Ticking: 9.3
  • Song Average: 8.3
  • Score: 80%
  • Comment: I had a hard time finding this one. Was it worth it? Sure, it was worth it just to find those few great songs. But it's still a weaker early-Elton album.
  • Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)


  • 1. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy: 10
  • 2. Tower Of Babel: 9.7
  • 3. Bitter Fingers: 10
  • 4. Tell Me When The Whistle Blows: 9.4
  • 5. Someone Saved My Life Tonight: 10
  • 6. (Gotta Get A) Meal Ticket: 9.5
  • 7. Better Off Dead: 9.8
  • 8. Writing: 9.0
  • 9. We All Fall In Love Sometimes: 9.6
  • 10. Curtains: 9.5
  • Song Average: 9.7
  • Score: 97%
  • Comment: The definitive Elton John album. Need I say more? Oh yes, it also seems to be the turning point for him and Taupin. But really, just focus on the album.
  • Rock Of The Westies (1975)


  • 1. Yell Help/Wednesday Night/Ugly: 8.4
  • 2. Dan Dare (Pilot Of The Future): 9.2
  • 3. Island Girl: 8.0
  • 4. Grow Some Funk Of Your Own: 9.0
  • 5. I Feel Like A Bullet (In The Gun Of Robert Ford): 9.5
  • 6. Street Kids: 7.5
  • 7. Hard Luck Story: 9.1
  • 8. Feed Me: 8.6
  • 9. Billy Bones And The White Bird: 8.1
  • Song Average: 8.6
  • Score: 84%
  • Comment: The album cover is sort of creepy. I still don't know why. I'm out of things to say. Is it obvious?
  • Blue Moves (1976)


  • 1. Your Starter For...: 8.7
  • 2. Tonight: 9.1
  • 3. One Horse Town: 7.5
  • 4. Chameleon: 8.6
  • 5. Boogie Pilgrim: 6.2
  • 6. Cage The Songbird: 9.3
  • 7. Crazy Water: 6.4
  • 8. Shoulder Holster: 6.9
  • 9. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word: 10
  • 10. Out Of The Blue: 5.8
  • 11. Between Seventeen And Twenty: 6.7
  • 12. The Wide-Eyes And Laughing: 7.1
  • 13. Someone's Final Song: 9.6
  • 14. Where's The Shoorah?: 9.3
  • 15. If There's A God In Heaven (What's He Waiting For?): 7.7
  • 16. Idol: 7.4
  • 17. Theme From A Non-Existent TV-Series: 5.5
  • 18. Bite Your Lip (Get Up And Dance!): 6.8
  • Song Average: 7.7
  • Score: 67%
  • Comment: Elton tried to do his Goodbye Yellow Brick Road trick again, but he failed. The album isn't bad. It's a good effort. Hell, Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word is one of his best, no matter how corny it sounds. But it fails as a whole.
  • A Single Man (1978)


  • 1. Shine On Through: 8.0
  • 2. Return To Paradise: 6.9
  • 3. I Don't Care: 5.8
  • 4. Big Dipper: 5.5
  • 5. It Ain't Gonna Be Easy: 5.5
  • 6. Part-Time Love: 4.8
  • 7. Georgia: 6.0
  • 8. Shooting Star: 5.9
  • 9. Madness: 5.7
  • 10. Reverie: 5.0
  • 11. Song For Guy: 8.4
  • Song Average: 6.1
  • Score: 59%
  • Comment: Mediocrity in its purest form. Gary Osborne tries, but he's no Bernie Taupin.
  • Victim Of Love (1979)


  • 1. Johnny B Goode: 1.7
  • 2. Warm Love In A Cold World: 3.8
  • 3. Born Bad: 2.9
  • 4. Thunder In The Night: 4.8
  • 5. Spotlight: 3.9
  • 6. Street Boogie: 3.5
  • 7. Victim Of Love: 2.7
  • Song Average: 3.3
  • Score: 29%
  • Comment: It's amazing how fast a star can fall.
  • 21 At 33 (1980)


  • 1. Chasing The Crown: 5.6
  • 2. Little Jeannie: 7.9
  • 3. Sartorial Eloquence: 7.2
  • 4. Two Rooms At The End Of The World: 6.4
  • 5. White Lady White Powder: 6.0
  • 6. Dear God: 6.1
  • 7. Never Gonna Fall In Love Again: 5.9
  • 8. Take Me Back: 7.0
  • 9. Give Me The Love: 6.2
  • Song Average: 6.4
  • Score: 60%
  • Comment: Meep, ignore the first sentence. Just here to state my opinion. I need to be less ambitious.
  • The Fox (1981)


  • 1. Breaking Down Barriers: 6.8
  • 2. Heart In The Right Place: 5.7
  • 3. Just Like Belgium: 8.4
  • 4. Nobody Wins; 7.7
  • 5. Fascist Faces: 6.6
  • 6. Carla/Etude: 7.9
  • 7. Fanfare: 4.7
  • 8. Chloe: 8.1
  • 9. Heels Of The Wind: 7.2
  • 10. Elton's Song: 7.9
  • 11. The Fox: 8.0
  • Song Average: 7.1
  • Score: 68%
  • Comment: Another artist on the right track again.
  • Jump Up! (1982)


  • 1. Dear John: 7.9
  • 2. Spiteful Child: 8.0
  • 3. Ball & Chain: 9.0
  • 4. Legal Boys: 9.2
  • 5. I Am Your Robot: 7.6
  • 6. Blue Eyes: 8.3
  • 7. Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny): 9.0
  • 8. Princess: 7.5
  • 9. Where Have All The Good Times Gone?: 7.0
  • 10. All Quiet On The Western Front: 7.6
  • Song Average: 8.1
  • Score: 79%
  • Comment: Screw degenration, the guy still has it in him.
  • Too Low For Zero (1983)


  • 1. Cold As Christmas (In The Middle Of The Year): 9.3
  • 2. I'm Still Standing: 10
  • 3. Too Low For Zero: 9.0
  • 4. Religion: 8.4
  • 5. I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues: 9.1
  • 6. Crystal: 7.9
  • 7. Kiss The Bride: 8.1
  • 8. Whipping Boy: 8.5
  • 9. Saint: 9.2
  • 10. One More Arrow: 9.5
  • Song Average: 8.9
  • Score: 87%
  • Comment: He returns! Even if he went back into his rut after this, this album stands strong. Coincidentally, I'm Still Standing is the best late-Elton John song.
  • Breaking Hearts (1984)


  • 1. Restless: 6.4
  • 2. Slow Down Georgie (She's Poison): 5.9
  • 3. Who Wears These Shoes: 6.0
  • 4. Breaking Hearts (Ain't What It Used To Be): 8.3
  • 5. Li'l 'Frigerator: 7.1
  • 6. Passengers: 6.8
  • 7. In Neon: 6.6
  • 8. Burning Buildings: 7.3
  • 9. Did He Shoot Her?: 7.8
  • 10. Sad Songs (Say So Much): 7.9
  • Song Average: 7.0
  • Score: 69%
  • Comment: Another step backwards. I've typed this before.
  • Ice On Fire (1985)


  • 1. This Town: 5.8
  • 2. Cry To Heaven: 6.0
  • 3. Soul Glove: 5.9
  • 4. Nikita: 5.5
  • 5. Too Young: 4.9
  • 6. Wrap Her Up: 4.0
  • 7. Satellite: 4.9
  • 8. Tell Me What The Papers Say: 5.0
  • 9. Candy By The Pound/ 5.3
  • 10. Shoot Down The Moon/ 6.0
  • Song Average: 5.3
  • Score: 47%
  • Leather Jackets (1986)


  • 1. Leather Jackets: 4.0
  • 2. Hoop Of Fire: 5.0
  • 3. Don't Trust That Woman: 4.6
  • 4. Go It Alone: 3.2
  • 5. Gypsy Heart: 3.9
  • 6. Slow Rivers: 4.8
  • 7. Heartache All Over The World: 5.1
  • 8. Angeline: 4.9
  • 9. Memory Of Love: 4.1
  • 10. Paris: 3.7
  • 11. I Fall Apart: 5.2
  • Song Average: 4.4
  • Score: 42%
  • Comment: This is reportedly Elton John's least favourite album, and while I disagree with him (Victim Of Love is much, much worse), he is right that it is pretty bad.
  • Reg Strikes Back (1988)


  • 1. Town Of Plenty: 7.1
  • 2. A Word In Spanish: 7.5
  • 3. Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters (Part II): 7.4
  • 4. I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That: 7.6
  • 5. Japanese Hands: 9.1
  • 6. Goodbye Marlon Brando: 6.2
  • 7. The Camera Never Lies: 7.0
  • 8. Heavy Traffic: 7.2
  • 9. Poor Cow: 8.0
  • 10. Since God Invented Girls: 8.2
  • Song Average: 7.5
  • Score: 71%
  • Comment: I don't use the term underrated much, but I will definitely use it here. Sure, this doesn't compare to his best, but it's a fine album on its own and I've only read devastating reviews. Maybe I'm just too lenient.
  • Sleeping With The Past (1989)


  • 1. Durban Deep: 9.2
  • 2. Healing Hands: 9.0
  • 3. Whispers: 9.1
  • 4. Club At The End Of The Street: 7.9
  • 5. Sleeping With The Past: 7.6
  • 6. Stone's Throw From Hurtin': 6.8
  • 7. Sacrifice: 9.4
  • 8. I Never Knew Her Name: 7.7
  • 9. Amazes Me: 7.0
  • 10. Blue Avenue: 9.3
  • Song Average: 8.3
  • Score: 75%
  • The One (1992)


  • 1. Simple Life: 9.2
  • 2. The One: 7.9
  • 3. Sweat It Out: 6.7
  • 4. Runaway Train: 6.9
  • 5. Whitewash County: 7.0
  • 6. The North: 6.4
  • 7. When A Woman Doesn't Want You: 6.8
  • 8. Emily: 7.0
  • 9. On Dark Street: 7.1
  • 10. Understanding Women: 4.2
  • 11. The Last Song: 7.2
  • Song Average: 6.9
  • Score: 63%
  • Duets (1993)


  • 1. Teardrops: 7.0
  • 2. When I Think About Love (I Think About You): 6.1
  • 3. The Power: 5.1
  • 4. Shakey Ground: 4.8
  • 5. True Love: 4.9
  • 6. If You Were Me: 4.2
  • 7. A Woman's Need: 5.0
  • 8. Old Friend: 6.0
  • 9. Go On And On: 4.0
  • 10. Don't Go Breaking My Heart: 7.1
  • 11. Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing: 6.2
  • 12. I'm Your Puppet: 5.9
  • 13. Love Letters: 6.5
  • 14. Born To Lose: 5.5
  • 15. Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me: 7.5
  • 16. Duets For One: 7.7
  • Song Average: 5.4
  • Score: 51%
  • Made In England (1995)


  • 1. Believe: 9.4
  • 2. Made In England: 9.3
  • 3. House: 8.0
  • 4. Cold: 7.9
  • 5. Pain: 7.7
  • 6. Belfast: 9.2
  • 7. Latitude: 7.8
  • 8. Please: 7.6
  • 9. Man: 7.0
  • 10. Lies: 7.4
  • 11. Blessed: 7.3
  • Song Average: 8.0
  • Score: 76%
  • The Big Picture (1997)


  • 1. Long Way From Happiness: 7.8
  • 2. Live Like Horses: 7.5
  • 3. The End Will Come: 7.0
  • 4. If The River Can Bend: 6.4
  • 5. Love's Got A Lot To Answer For: 6.0
  • 6. Something About The Way You Look Tonight: 6.8
  • 7. The Big Picture: 5.8
  • 8. Recover Your Soul: 6.3
  • 9. January: 7.0
  • 10. I Can't Steer My Heart Clear Of You: 6.8
  • 11. Wicked Dreams: 5.7
  • Song Average: 6.6
  • Score: 60%
  • Songs From The West Coast (2001)


  • 1. The Emperor's New Clothes: 9.0
  • 2. Dark Diamond: 7.2
  • 3. Look Ma, No Hands: 6.8
  • 4. American Triangle: 9.0
  • 5. Original Sin: 7.6
  • 6. Birds: 6.9
  • 7. I Want Love: 7.9
  • 8. The Wasteland: 6.0
  • 9. Ballad Of The Boy In The Red Shoes: 8.0
  • 10. Love Her Like Me: 8.2
  • 11. Mansfield: 9.2
  • 12. This Train Don't Stop There Anymore: 7.9
  • Song Average: 7.8
  • Score: 74%
  • Peachtree Road (2004)


  • 1. Weight Of The World: 9.1
  • 2. Porch Swing In Tupelo: 9.4
  • 3. Answer In The Sky: 7.9
  • 4. Turn The Lights Out When You Leave: 9.0
  • 5. My Eclusive Drug: 6.7
  • 6. They Call Her The Cat: 6.3
  • 7. Freaks In Love: 7.0
  • 8. All That I'm Allowed (I'm Thankful): 8.1
  • 9. I Stop And I Breathe: 8.0
  • 10. Too Many Tears: 9.4
  • 11. It's Getting Dark In Here: 7.9
  • 12. I Can't Keep This From You: 8.0
  • Song Average: 8.0
  • Score: 79%
  • The Captain & The Kid (2006)


  • 1. Postcards From Richard Nixon: 7.2
  • 2. Just Like Noah's Ark: 7.0
  • 3. Wouldn't Have You Any Other Way: 7.8
  • 4. Tinderbox: 8.1
  • 5. ...And The House Fell Down: 7.6
  • 6. Blues Never Fade Away: 9.5
  • 7. The Bridge: 8.0
  • 8. I Must Have Lost It On The Wind: 7.9
  • 9. Old '67: 7.5
  • 10. The Captain And The Kid: 9.0
  • Song Average: 7.9
  • Score: 74%
Author Comments: 

Rankings

1. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy *****/*****
2. Madman Across The Water *****/*****
3. Elton John ****1/2/*****
4. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road ****1/2/*****
5. Honky Château ****1/2/*****
6. Tumbleweed Connection ****/*****
7. Too Low For Zero ****/*****
8. Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Piano Player ****/*****
9. Rock Of The Westies ****/*****
10. Caribou ****/*****
11. Peachtree Road ***1/2/*****
12. Jump Up! ***1/2/*****
13. Made In England ***1/2/*****
14. Sleeping With The Past ***1/2/*****
15. The Captain And The Kid ***1/2/*****
16. Songs From The West Coast ***1/2/*****
17. Reg Strikes Back ***1/2/*****
18. Breaking Hearts ***/*****
19. The Fox ***/*****
20. Blue Moves ***/*****
21. Empty Sky ***/*****
22. The One ***/*****
23. 21 At 33 ***/*****
24. The Big Picture ***/*****
25. A Single Man **1/2/*****
26. Duets **1/2/*****
27. Ice On Fire **/*****
28. Leather Jackets **/*****
29. Victim Of Love */*****