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"ELO2".
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1. Out of the Blue: I consider "Concerto for a Rainy Day" to be a legitimate side-long prog composition.
2. A New World Record
3. Discovery
 
As you can see, if it has the "jukebox" band logo on it, I like it! The other albums all have their worthwhile moments, but never really thrilled me as much. The above 3 are keepers for life!
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a new world record
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"Best" is awfully subjective. "Most prog." might go to On the Third Day. Personal favorites have changed over the years. Maybe Eldorado currently.
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Personally i think TIME is Jeff Lynne's magnum opus but NEW WORLD RECORD is their best dancy pop rock album. Their coolest experimental album is the debut NO ANSWER. The last two albums by THE MOVE were essentially Lynne projects and proto-ELO albums and both are really great pop rock with a few prog trouches as well :)
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I've always liked On the Third Day best, despite the dumb album cover. It was before they started overusing that silly falsetto backing vocal style. It's a bit rough around the edges too. I think by the time they got to Out of the Blue they were too slick for their own good.
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Originally posted by siLLy puPPy siLLy puPPy wrote:

Personally i think TIME is Jeff Lynne's magnum opus but NEW WORLD RECORD is their best dancy pop rock album. Their coolest experimental album is the debut NO ANSWER. The last two albums by THE MOVE were essentially Lynne projects and proto-ELO albums and both are really great pop rock with a few prog trouches as well :)

The debut lp was just called ELO (or ELO1) in the UK but ive got a US press which states 'The Move enterpises ltd presents the services of the electric light orchestra- No Answer'! Bit more of a title than the UK versionLOL

Both Face the Music and Out of the Blue are my favourite 'Jet label' era lps, the latter much loved by my dear wife (and apparently, the 'Super Furry Animals'!)
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I loved 'World Record' at the time, but I was 12. I got bored with their stuff after that album. I have no idea what I,d think of it now. There seemed to be a consensus among critics at the time that 'Face the Music' was the better album. I only remember the single.

I recall that John Lennon said ELO were what The Beatles would have sounded like if they'd stayed together. I assumed it was a compliment.
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