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ELDORADO

Electric Light Orchestra

 

Crossover Prog

3.85 | 241 ratings

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Philrod
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4 stars If Electric Light Orchestra was added to this site, this is the album why. On Eldorado, Jeff Lynne came to a point where some progressive aspirations could be seen. With a vague theme, the usual orchestrations and Beatles influences were mixed to maximum of its potential. The album starts out with the beautiful Eldorado Overture, a well orchestrated song that really sets the tone for the album. The real highlight of the album is definitely the second song, the Hit Single Can't Get it Out of My Head. Lynne melodic voice and beautiful piano part was the perfect for a commercial breakthrough, as this is most probably the best song in the ELO catalogue. Another great song is definitely Boy Blue, a song that did not passed well the test of time, but is still a strong composition. The remainder of the album cannot top those three first songs, but is still a quite enjoyable moment all the way through. ELO is not necessarily what you could call a generic progressive band, but this album should definitely please any fan of melodic, catchy music. Without being a masterpiece, it is still a nice addition to any collection, wether it is a progressive one or not. 4/5
Philrod | 4/5 |

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