Elton John

"The Diving Board"

Producer: T Bone Burnett

LABEL: Capitol Records

Release Date: Sept. 24

John has plenty of big, brassy pop/rock showstoppers in his catalog, but you won't find any on "The Diving Board," his first solo album since 2006 and his rootsiest project in years. He has a lot to say on the perils of fame and lessons learned from such trappings, notably on the piano-laden ballad "Voyeur" and the Randy Newman-esque title track. -Andrew Hampp




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