Those Who Can't Do - Critique !
By Jim Bob Furley
An AMAZING work of art ! Don't listen to the negative criticism of this masterpiece for they are merely left by some no talent, unhappy, insecure people filled to the brim with negativity and unable to face their own limitations who can only build themselves up by putting others down and have no concept of what is art. True musical artists do not write the same type of songs on every album they release. That is like a painter painting the same painting every time he/she paints ! Artist create art not to please narrow-minded people forever doing their emotional dog-paddle in the shallow end of the pool ! If you want consistent, no talent bubble gum, Auto Tuned music by performers, then perhaps you should listen to Brittany Spears, Beyoncé, Ashley Simpson, Kanye West, etc (the list goes on) who hire professional ghost writers. See, there is a difference between PERFORMERS and ARTISTS. Sir Elton John is an ARTIST ! So let all of the nay saying stone throwers place their own songs on iTunes for us all to listen and critique lol Don't hold your breath because that will never happen because THOSE WHO CAN'T DO - CRITIQUE ! Well done Sir Elton, well done ! I'm sorry there are some rare and half-baked commentary about your master piece 🙂🙏
Not very good
By Corvette 02
This is one of my least favorite Elton John albums. I personally find this album to be almost unlistenable. This was the first album that Elton did that I thought was really bad, especially considering how good most of his previous albums had been. I think this was the start of a string of some pretty bad albums with the exception of a couple. The strange thing here is that I think the bonus tracks (as bad as they are) are better than the tracks on the
original album. Probably my least favorite album next to Victim of Love.
b-sides synthesized electric keyboard empty pop songs this & all 80's sucked
Five Stars and I'm sticking to it
By Hawkeye Eno
After seeing the 3-star average rating (at the time of writing this), I had to chime in. All of the songs on the original album are great (I don't know about the additions for this UK Version, although I know Ego is a great song)...Elton's most under-appreciated album.
Making his first album with out Bernie Taupin was bound to lead to a crappy album or fantastic fresh album. Well it went crappy. Not that it's unlistenable...it's just like all the worst tracks of all the other albums. A lot of people call this the "beginning of the end for Elton", well it certainly was his first big misstep and a big drop from his two previous albums that entered the charts no. 1, but really "Rock of The Westies" is a bad album too. If you don't own any Elton start with 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" or "Madman Across The Water". Try "Songs From The West Coast" or "Breaking Hearts. There's much better to be had than this one.
Disappointing and Dated
By Marlboro Guy
Definately one of the weakest albums in the great career catalog of one of the greatest singer congwriters of our time. There are no real standout tracks on this lackluster effort. This album marked a serious commercial decline for the artist who had dominated pop airwaves up to this point.
The Start Of The End
By Sword Of Damocles
Up until this album came out Elton John in my mind could do no wrong. Then came A Single Man, and that started a long streak of not so good albums, until Songs From The West Coast ended the string of average music . But you should look for anything before this disc when looking for Elton music.
Just as boring as I remembered it. After his masterpiece Blue Moves this one was a real disappointment.
"A Single Man" is a unique album!
This album is definitely in my Top 5 favorite Elton John albums. All the songs on this album have unique lyrics and unique melodies with excellent vocals (Elton at his best in my opinion). My personal favorite songs on this particular album are "Return to Paradise", "Shine On Through", "Georgia", and "I Cry At Night", but I would strongly recommend listening to the entire album, because it definitely fits into a category of its own!
well, underrated and worth buying but not one of his best.
Get his classic albums first, but there is much on this album to enjoy. Shine Through, I Don't Care, It Ain't Gonna Be Easy, Shooting Star, and Madness are all great. 12-16 are bonus tracks that are actually pretty good, especially Ego, which was a single. Return to Paradise, Big Dipper, Part-Time Love, and Song for Guy are, in my view, clunkers with a few memorable bits. Overall, then, you get about 11 great songs in the batch, which makes it well worth downloading.