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Electric Light Orchestra - ELO & Olivia Newton-John: Xanadu (OST) CD (album) cover


Electric Light Orchestra


Crossover Prog

2.32 | 150 ratings

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1 stars The second low point of ELO's career was contributing to a disco soundtrack with Olivia Newton-John right in the middle of the "disco sucks" era. Although the songs ELO contributed weren't necessarily in the disco vein, they were sickly sweet while smelling of rotting cheese. Take the worst of Discovery and use them as backdrops for a film with a dreadfully stupid dialogue, a nonsensical plot, and hilariously bad acting. I'd rather spend all day reconstructing Webster's dictionary from a swimming pool of alphabet soup.

Albeit, some have admitted to a guilty pleasure in liking Xanadu. If you've never seen the movie before or listened to the soundtrack, and you're curiosity is tempting you, I'd recommend keeping some tranquilizers nearby just in case your guilty-pleasure neurons backfire on you and drive your brain into a world of collecting aprons and writing books that consist of nothing but page after page of dots.

Seriously, not a single note of progressive rock is available on this rather annoying soundtrack with the art deco cover. I can't even recommend this to ELO fans. Avoid at all costs. One star (less if it were possible).

progaeopteryx | 1/5 |


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