captain FANTASTIC | Reviewer: John | 11/6/2008

This album is the best effort of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Lyrically, it's a materpiece. Bernie has taken all of us poets to school. Though he was a genious throughout his entire career, these lyrics are, whether vibrant or dark, are his most visual. Who needs MTV vidoes? Just close your eyes and listen to this album from beginning to end.
Elton is also at his best on this album. The music and the words make the perfect marriage, perhaps the apex of their collaboration.
It's my favorite Elton John album, my favorite album of all time.