The two hundred and twenty-first album: #221 Elton John - Madman Across The Water

Listening to Madman Across The Water, I've somehow felt a bit underwhelmed. There are some big flourishes on the songs, but most of it feels like quite standard, synthy pop of the day. The lyrics are well written and thought out, but aren't as impactful on all of the songs - Indian Sunset's story probably feels like it gets told the best.

It's not that the album is bad - it just felt like none of it did anything for me. I see the quality, sure, but it doesn't feel like this has anything to reach me in it.