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ELDORADO

Electric Light Orchestra

 

Crossover Prog

3.86 | 345 ratings

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Tylosand Ektorp
3 stars The sappy pop elements such as BeeGees falsetto voices and flirtations with disco, increasingly prevalent on subsequent albums, are mitigated here by beautiful melodies and competent arrangements. However this is not rock in any real sense, nor is it very progressive unless the inclusion of strings somehow automatically makes it so. Nope, this is well crafted Beatlesque pop that flirts with progressive rock and contains a lot of sweetening, ie strings. After this album its all downhill for ELO, each album became more middle of the road and popular until even their hit-making muse deserted them leaving them a worthless shell of a once promising band. Eldorado is the last album by ELO that could be considered even mildly progressive (though that's a stretch) and its often an engaging listen. After this album they just get on my last nerve.
Tylosand Ektorp | 3/5 |

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