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DISCOVERY

Electric Light Orchestra

 

Crossover Prog

2.80 | 235 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars This is not really the best ELO album so far. Disco was at its peak, so Jeff decided to jump into it.

It is a combination of poor to average tracks with little feeling nor soul. I guess that commercially Jeff was happy since a few songs will be aired quite a bit like "Shine A Little Love", "Last Train To London" (probably the "best" number here) and "Don't Bring Me Down". This album will peak at the first spot in the UK.

Apart from these three songs, there is not a single interesting track on this album; the worse being achieved with "Confusion" and "On The Run".

"Need Her Love", "Midnight Blue" and "Wishing" are mellowish ballads which attempt to be catchy but are quite boring. I guess Jeff has forgotten how to write performant pop melodies like he was used to. Hell ! The magnificent double album "Out Of The Blue" is only two years old so what happened to this master only superseded by McCartney ? "The Diary Of Horace Wimp" tries to match "Mr. Blue Sky" but is not at all on par with this good track.

Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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