100 Greatest Albums of All Time
From ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ to ‘The Doors’ make it to the ROLLING STONE list
91. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Elton John, MCA, 1973
Elton John compared this double album to the Beatles’ White Album, and why not? By this point he was the most consistent hitmaker since the Fab Four, and soon enough he would be recording with John Lennon. Everything aboutÂ Goodbye Yellow Brick RoadÂ is supersonically huge, from the Wagnerianoperalike combo of “Funeral for a Friend” and “Love Lies Bleeding” to the electric boots and mohair suit of “Bennie and the Jets.” “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” is strutting rock & roll, “Candle in the Wind” pays tribute to Marilyn Monroe, and the title track harnesses the fantastic imagery of glam to a Gershwin-sweet melody.