Coming in with those familiar and extraordinary piano skills, Elton John shows he's still the storyteller that enchanted so many at the beginning of his now-extensive career.
'Oscar Wilde Gets Out' details the life of the famous Irish writer and poet - who was sent to jail for two years for engaging in homosexual relationships - and is really a harrowing account of how "love fools us all".
Heavily ballad-led, the album could use a few more uplifting tracks to throwback to tunes such as 'Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting' which showed off Elton's brilliant eccentricity. 'Take This Dirty Water' and 'Mexican Vacation (Kids In The Candlelight)' are nearly there, but leave you wanting more.
That being said - Elton still has it. His unique tone and vocals haven't changed as so many other's do over the years, and he still sounds as brilliant as ever.
Elton John's 31st studio album 'The Diving Board' is available now.
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