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Universal acclaim- based on 29 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 26 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
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  1. Mar 27, 2014
    It's an Elton classic. Elton is classic. It's logic folks. This LP has influenced dozens of artists in the past forty years and deserves a re-release as much as any other pop classic
  2. Jun 25, 2015
    Ahhh the classics, This album really shows that Elton John is one of the greatest musicians of all time, great memorable songs that never get old. One of the greatest albums I've ever listened to.
  3. Apr 15, 2016
    Just amazing, what an amazing album for a music legend! These classics will always be perfect, no matter how many years pass. I think it's Elton John's best album and it seems like it's very hard to top that because Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is just a masterpiece, even people who don't like Elton John are loving it.

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mar 31, 2014
    Packed with motifs and allusions to cinema, it’s also a subtle commentary on the singer’s stratospheric rise to superstardom, lyricist Bernie Taupin retrospectively suggesting disillusionment was a recurring theme.
  2. Mar 26, 2014
    The expansive tracklisting makes for a CD-era 70+ minute listening experience. You can appreciate the varied approach that John and Bernie Taupin brought to the studio with the balladry (“Candle In The Wind,” surprisingly not a US-charting song), the ballsy (“Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting”) and the busy (“Funeral For A Friend (Love Lies Bleeding)”) even if the results led to a less-than-cohesive album on the whole. As with many Elton John albums, there are hidden gems to be found.
  3. Mar 25, 2014
    An insanely confident effort that, 40 years on, still surprises in its sensitivity. Sequins and all.