The Union

  • Record Label: Decca
  • Release Date: Oct 19, 2010
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
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  1. Oct 21, 2010
    40
    Given the hype-supposedly this is John's return to his classic Tumbleweed Connection/Honky Chateau sound-and the star power, the bar should be high for these guys. Sadly, they can't reach it.
  2. Oct 21, 2010
    40
    That the album is a failure despite the authentic passion behind it only accentuates its participants' respective ruts. And it's further proof that the most consistent musicians are more pilgrims than they are professionals.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Apr 15, 2016
    8
    The Union is a pretty decent album, songs have both great vocals. Elton John is so good as always and it's very kind of him that he wanted toThe Union is a pretty decent album, songs have both great vocals. Elton John is so good as always and it's very kind of him that he wanted to make an album with one of his idols. I think Leon Russell finally got the respect that he deserves thanks to him. Album's production is perfect but sometimes sounds are little bit boring but it's not a big deal. Full Review »
  2. Nov 2, 2010
    10
    Elton's finally back to his first inspiation and to his roots. A wonderful journey thru gospel, rock, blues, country and soul. Elton's bestElton's finally back to his first inspiation and to his roots. A wonderful journey thru gospel, rock, blues, country and soul. Elton's best since med 70s and an unexpected comeback by Leon. Full Review »
  3. Oct 28, 2010
    3
    Been an EJ fan since the early 70 's and since "Blue Moves" Lp things have never quite been the same. Not to say the music has been bad justBeen an EJ fan since the early 70 's and since "Blue Moves" Lp things have never quite been the same. Not to say the music has been bad just different. The latest offering is again quite different. Two old dogs howling at the moon and riding on their past accomplishments. I just couldn't find the groove and consistency that makes me want to listen again and again. No "Tumbleweed Connection" here just disconnection. Full Review »