The Captain & The Kid

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  • Summary: This ten-song effort is a sequel to the singer's 1975 album 'Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy.'

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. This really does pick up where John and lyricist Bernie Taupin left off.
  2. Mojo
    80
    What more than saves the day here is a better-than-good melodic performance from Elton, and an outstanding set of lyrics by Bernie Taupin. [Oct 2006, p.98]
  3. The world doesn't need another Elton John album, but it's heartwarming to hear an old-timer knock out such an emotional, pathos-filled document of lost loves and ageing friendships.
  4. Blender
    70
    A rare case of one step back, two steps forward. [Nov 2006, p.144]
  5. Almost every tune here sounds hammered and wrought out of the songsmith's forge rather than from a moment's white-hot inspiration.
  6. Unfortunately, it lacks much of the spark and spunk that made the original disc so memorable.
  7. Uncut
    40
    A competent, well-intentioned exercise in futility. [Oct 2006, p.110]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 32
  2. Negative: 5 out of 32
  1. johnl
    Sep 27, 2006
    10
    The biggest genius of music sinze Mozart sits by the piano at almost 60 years of age to prove how good he really is. Listen to this music, The biggest genius of music sinze Mozart sits by the piano at almost 60 years of age to prove how good he really is. Listen to this music, listen to other artists, then go back to this one, and you will realize that truly only Mozart can match this guy. Expand
  2. MagnusL
    Oct 10, 2006
    10
    WOW! This is a great album!!! The master still has it in him.
  3. TT
    Oct 20, 2006
    10
    This album demonstrates the real creative side of the Captain and the kid. Anyone who claims it to be forgetable or yawns, either hasn't This album demonstrates the real creative side of the Captain and the kid. Anyone who claims it to be forgetable or yawns, either hasn't really listened to it, had a pre-conceived opinion, or expected it to sound exactly like the original Captain Fantastic - which it does not. Although it is a follow up - this is NEW songs and music, and very excellent ones at that!!! Rock on EJ and BT. Collapse
  4. KenP
    Sep 26, 2006
    9
    As far as EJ goes, with Yellow Brick Road being a 10, this one rates a 9 along with Honkey Chateau, Don't Shoot Me..., the original As far as EJ goes, with Yellow Brick Road being a 10, this one rates a 9 along with Honkey Chateau, Don't Shoot Me..., the original Captain and Made In England. As a piano player for 40 years, I would say the piano is better than any previous albums in my opinion. The vocals are good, but certainly not his best. The lyrics are outstanding and the melodies are very good. My favorites are: And The House Fell Down, Blues Never Fade Away and The Captain and the Kid. Expand
  5. jyotirmayad
    Sep 24, 2006
    8
    Another cause fo rmusical celebration -- more great, great music from Sir Elton and Bernie Taupin. Elton is tireless and I give him lots of Another cause fo rmusical celebration -- more great, great music from Sir Elton and Bernie Taupin. Elton is tireless and I give him lots of credit for being so enthusiastic about his music after 4 decades. Bravo!!! Expand
  6. RogerS
    Sep 21, 2006
    7
    Good sound and mildly interesting but not too inpiring and it will sell a lot and be forgotten next year. Dated but okay. Average music from Good sound and mildly interesting but not too inpiring and it will sell a lot and be forgotten next year. Dated but okay. Average music from a top entertainer. Elton is going backwards and the world is going forward. Expand
  7. b.g.
    Oct 9, 2006
    1
    yawn. C'mon Elton. A collection of forgettable tunes that is at least good for falling asleep. I expect classics from this dude not this drivel.

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