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ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA II

Electric Light Orchestra

 

Crossover Prog

3.53 | 152 ratings

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UMUR
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3 stars The second album from ELO is just a tiny bit better than their debut, even though itīs a bit more commercial. The music is still very much based on Beatles like melodies and the chamber like strings that are omnipresent throughout every song on the album.

The music is pretty light weight prog, even though there are lots of keyboards playing and the songs are not simple pop songs. Of course Iīll have to mention the cover of Chuck Berry: Roll Over Beethoven which also holds elements from Beethovens 5th. Itīs a blend of classical music and rockīnīroll which was very popular in those days. I know people fall on their tail when they talk about this song, but IMO this is the worst track here. Itīs just horrific and doesnīt do any of the two original songs credit. Well the rest of the songs are decent and very well executed. Itīs very professional sounding.

This is not my taste, but Iīll have to give this 3 stars, because it is so well composed and played.

UMUR | 3/5 |

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