This is probably my favourite Elton John album. Pay attention, if it wasn't for the extra track Fat Boys and Ugly Girls it wouldn't be my favourite album. That song is like Cat Stevens' old school yard rocked up. The best song, however is still "The one". There is a good variety here but this album still has the rigth amount of ballads for it to be outstanding. Simple life is a pop tune, Sweat it out is a fun 90's techno piece witha good piano section, Runaway train is a good early 90's rocker, Whitewash county is a countrified pop song and then come some beautiful ballads, the North, When a Woman doesn't want you and Emily. The North is my third fave song here, lovely melody and a chord change is very enhancing. Also, when a woman doesn't want you has a lot of different instruments, great song, Emily is a bti faster but the lyrics aren't very tasteful. These songs perfect the soudn of piano and soft strings. Then there's a disco number On dark street, about doin it tough, and it also features the Sitar. Understanding women is 90's techno and Last love sogn is a touching ballad. THen there's suit of wolves, a ballad, and the aforementioned masterpiece, Fat Boys and Ugly Girls. It's my candidate for Elton's best album.