Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record CD (album) cover


Electric Light Orchestra


Crossover Prog

3.40 | 330 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

4 stars This album I would consider to be the last of ELO's "semi-prog" ones. By far, the first 2 albums, No Answer and II, were much more in the vein of what constitutes progressive. However, that does not mean they made bad music after that. In fact, I consider this album and Face the Music to be some of the best rock/art rock/pop releases ever put out. Having said this, I will rate this on a fair basis of what it really offers, prog or not. On simple pop this is a definite 5-star album. I have always loved this album since those late-night make-out sessions by the stereo when you stacked up about 5 albums so you didn't have to move very often! There is some very innovative music on here, some great lyrics and musicianship, some great hooks ala typical Jeff Lynne, and of course the regular ELO orchestra music to go along. Highlights are "Tightrope", "Mission", "Living Thing", and "Shangri-La". So...4 stars for ELO on this one.( Docked one for not being true prog music.)
mohaveman | 4/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password


Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.