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Electric Light Orchestra - Jeff Lynne's ELO: From Out Of Nowhere CD (album) cover


Electric Light Orchestra


Crossover Prog

2.70 | 38 ratings

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2 stars "From Out of Nowhere" is the 2nd album released under the moniker "Jeff Lynne's ELO" and was released on October 31, 2019. This album continues along the same lines as the previous album also released under the same name. The music is very radio- friendly, Beatle-esque, and completely accessible. Lynne performs all vocals and instrumentals, except for Steve Jay who helps on percussion and engineering.

There are 10 tracks, all of them in the 3-minute mark, with a total run time of 32 minutes. The drums are all pretty much programmed and sound like the drum machines of the 1980's. As a matter of fact, all of the tracks sound like they could have come from any of the albums that came from that era, and those albums were unfortunately the most commercial of all of them. Now the music only sounds uninspired, dated, and even worse than what it did back then. Every one of these songs sounds like it was put through an automatic song maker machine. There is no emotion and the music doesn't even evoke any sense of nostalgia from the 80's, from The Beatles or from Roy Orbison.

Unless you are a big fan of the ELO of the 80s, there is really nothing much of interest here.

TCat | 2/5 |


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