500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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Elton John, 'Honky Chateau'
359/500

359. Elton John, 'Honky Chateau'

Uni, 1972

After a couple of weightier singer-songwriter outings, it was delightful to hear John revel in the simple pop pleasures of "Honky Cat." Written in five days, and using his signature touring band for the first time, Honky Château is a snapshot of an artist loosening up and coming into his full powers.

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