Peachtree Road

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  • Summary: The veteran singer's first completely self-produced album is his first studio recording since 2001's 'Songs From The West Coast.'

Top Track

Answer In the Sky
Well they say that it's a fact If you watch the sky at night And if you stare into the darkness You might see celestial light And if your heart is... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Rolling Stone
    80
    Peachtree highlights once again just how soulful John's music can be. [25 Nov 2004, p.92]
  2. Uncut
    80
    Superior adult-contemporary rock. [Dec 2004, p.152]
  3. Peachtree Road proves that he's back to making good, solid records focused on songs, not hits, the way he did at the outset of his career.
  4. John sounds as old and crusty as his recent tirades.
  5. Entertainment Weekly
    67
    Peachtree's few attempts to rock out are tame and hokey. [12 Nov 2004, p.120]
  6. He can't quite leave his mind-numbing AOR behind.
  7. This all might be formulaic schlock, but it's expertly played and produced schlock.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. MelD.
    Jan 20, 2006
    10
    Classic. Songs filled with soul. Lyrics refreshing. My personal favorite Weight of the World. This is the type of CD that I liked better and Classic. Songs filled with soul. Lyrics refreshing. My personal favorite Weight of the World. This is the type of CD that I liked better and better each time I heard them again. Expand
  2. BobB
    Apr 23, 2005
    10
    GRRRRREAT!!!
  3. Rev.Rikard
    Oct 8, 2005
    10
    Employing the titles Sir Elton John and The Deep South in the same sentence sounds like a contradiction. In this, my favorite Elton John Employing the titles Sir Elton John and The Deep South in the same sentence sounds like a contradiction. In this, my favorite Elton John album, his notable versatility makes the listener feel as though John has lived in his adopted hometown of Atlanta most of his life. Unlike other elderstatemen of Rock, like the Stones, John sounds comfortable and at ease with aging on this album. Every song goes down like a slow swig of aged Kentucky Bourbon, and is just as intoxicating. Even his voice, thick with his British accent, has developed the flexibility to almost sound "country" (i.e. "Turn the Lights Out When You Leave") It is evident that adopting Atlanta as another hometown has been good for him musically. There is still some classic Elton John here such as "They Call Her the Cat." And, just when you think Sir Elton has described love in more ways than McCartney, "Freaks in Love" allows one to look at love with a fresh, fascinating eye. He is humble when he sings he has been blessed with "all that he's allowed;" but those who have followed John's musical journey know that there will always be more to come from one of pop's best. Expand
  4. jimf
    Nov 16, 2004
    9
    jesus h christ this is some damn fine work
  5. JimL
    Jan 6, 2005
    9
    I'm a diehard fan so I'm glad to say this is a great piece of work. I liked every song, which has not been the norm since the early I'm a diehard fan so I'm glad to say this is a great piece of work. I liked every song, which has not been the norm since the early albums. I can't stop listening to it. Expand
  6. JoeyL
    Nov 22, 2004
    9
    Great new material from EJ. So classic!
  7. AKumpel
    Nov 16, 2004
    6
    Peachtree is too formulaic. Where is the true soul? I wonder if Elton can create a truly inspiring record anymore. Yes, like everything since Peachtree is too formulaic. Where is the true soul? I wonder if Elton can create a truly inspiring record anymore. Yes, like everything since Captain in 1975, there are flashes of brilliance. I am touched but I am not moved. Should Elton give up his riches (temporarily) to taste the struggle again? It would no longer be a revisiting of his artisitc approach/style (we praise his attempts), but it would be the real thing! Hell, it would make a great reality tv show (HBO, of course). "All that I'm Allowed" is simple and quite nice. "Answer," "Turn the Lights Out," "Weight," and "Porch Swing" work well. The rest of the songs are tolerable to Elton fans like myself, though I must say that I found "Cat" and "Freaks" intolerable and embarrassing. God Bless you Elton. Remember the East End Lights? Can't you come out to play (Hey, Hey, Johnny)? Expand

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