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.