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Electric Light Orchestra


Crossover Prog

2.89 | 277 ratings

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1 stars Disco Pop

The Prog or Art Rock fan's interest in ELO is pretty much concentrated on the band's first four albums. After that they turned into a Pop group with little or nothing to interest such fans. Still, however, they managed to make another three decent Pop albums in the 70's: Face The Music, A New World Record and Out Of The Blue. It was first with Discovery that they really lost it. Trading in Art Rock for radio-friendly Pop music, just wasn't bad enough for them, they had to mix it up with Disco! Released in 1979, Discovery was thus very much a child of its time. The Beatles-influenced song-writing was still very much there, but the songs became even simpler and even more obviously aimed at radio play.

Discovery is a low-point in the career of ELO and it best avoided. Thankfully, the band's next album, Time, would again be a good one and a kind of return to the conceptual Eldorado.

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