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A NEW WORLD RECORD

Electric Light Orchestra

 

Crossover Prog

3.21 | 173 ratings

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Sheavy
2 stars This is a much different animal than previous albums. They are no good instrumentals, and all you get here are some pop songs with some strings. That is really about it. The only interesting moments are the intro to Tightrope with it's great vocal melodies and orchestral build up which then goes into a spine tingling sound, which then gets let down by some rather boring poppy riffs and rather forgettable song after the intro. Telephone Line is one of my least favorite ELO songs as it is really not one of there better ballad songs, and it has been played past death by radio stations. Rockaria! also has a interesting moments with it's very operatic vocals, but it turns into nothing more than a Chuck Berry like tune. The only tune I like here is Livin' Thing. It sounds more like a older ELO song to my ears than anything else on this album. Unforetunately this is just one in a long string of bad albums from thius band that had some much greater potential from a Prog viewpoint.
Sheavy | 2/5 |

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