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Electric Light Orchestra


Crossover Prog

2.12 | 143 ratings

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1 stars The last ELO effort and fifth very poor album on a row (including thei Xanadu participation). You won't find anything interesting here. Synth pop at its lows.

Fortunately, this is the last album from the band as such. At this stage of their carreer, I guess the best thing was to call it quit.

There is nothing to remember here. Insipid disco/synth songs. No highlight, not a track that could raise the level of this album. Maybe "Getting To The Point" that is jsut above average...The chorus of "Secret Lives" is also nice (but only the chorus). "Endless Lies" will also be a bit different : mellow at times and rocking superbly during others.

ELO produced several great albums (between 1973 and 1977) and the most unbearable crap as well (from 79 to 85). There will be some attempts later on with "ELO Part Two" and "Zoom" from Jeff Lynne, but that's another story. This album will still peak at the ninth spot in the UK charts.

Only one star in my charts.

ZowieZiggy | 1/5 |


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