Monday, September 25, 2006

The Captain and The Kid

A few weeks ago, I read some promising things about Elton John's forthcoming release. I wrote about what I read, hoping that it was true.

Tonight, as I type this, I am four songs into The Captain and The Kid and I have to say that it is fantastic. That long period of safe, sappy crap?* All is forgiven. This album is interesting and brave. So far, I don't hear an obvious single. I just hear quality songwriting.

(Wait. I just heard the single. "The Bridge" is confusing me. I kind of like it, but I am kind of cringing, too. Listening to the lyrics, I can see them fitting into The New Yorker's BLOCK THAT METAPHOR! category.)

The rest of these songs are kicking ass though. I'm recommending this one.

*Just one man's opinion.

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