A slight comeback
21 At 33, released in the spring of 1980, marked a slight comeback for Elton John at the time, both in the fact that Bernie Taupin returns and lyricist on 3 of the 9 cuts and that John was able to have Top 5 singles again (Little Jeannie reached #3). The album starts of really strong with "Chasing The Crown", a remenisence of "Grow Some Funk Of Your Own". "Two Rooms At The End Of The World" is the albums only bad song. It has a corny 70s R & B sound to it and I'm not particularilly fond of that type of music. It's pretty obvious what "White Powder" is about and "Take Me Back" has a country sound to it, with fiddles and everything. Overall, good album. Not quite the comeback that Too Low For Zero proved to be three years later but still, a major improvement from his two previous efforts.