2020...er, I mean 2021 is the 50th anniversary of ELO!!! Jun 20, 2021 20:02:38 GMT Horacewimp likes this
Post by erchie on Jun 20, 2021 20:02:38 GMT
Really? Tastes differ, I suppose.
Beyond The Dream *** 1/2
ELO Part Two **** 1/2
Moment Of Truth ***
No Rewind ***** (3)
TW Volume One *****
Armchair Theatre ***** (2)
TW Vol 3 ****
Mr Blue Sky ****
Long Wave **** 1/2 (***** if the outtakes known from the promo sampler were included)
Alone In The Universe ***** (1)
From Out Of Nowhere **** 1/2
Afterglow is just a nice boxset, but there are no new tracks and Jeff wasn't that much involved
Confusion? :lol I thought it was a ranking! How would you rate these albums then?
Yeah, my list was chronological, but I'll play along
Beyond The Dream 3/5 - A couple of excellent tunes and solid album overall.
Armchair Theatre 5/5 - I love this one and wish Jeff would revisit this production style.
Electric Light Orchestra Part II 3.5/5 - Honest Men and Thousand Eyes are as good as anything Jeff's done since 1986 IMO. Too many fillers though to warrant a higher rating.
Roll Over Beethoven - I'm not going to rate this one since most of the songs were on Beyond The Dream. Dirty Old Town is a fun track though.
Moment Of Truth 3/5 - Five or so very good songs, but clocking in at 60 minutes, could use a bit condensing.
Flashback 4/5 - A missed opportunity not to release any singles out of this. Love Changes All and Helpless are top-drawer stuff.
Zoom 4.5/5 - Liked it when it was new(ish), but have grown to love it during the past few years.
No Rewind 5/5 - The only "Part 2" album that has two excellent song writers on it. Not a single filler track on it IMO.
Long Wave 3/5 - I really like Beyond The Sea and At Last. I hope they release the promo sampler tracks at some point.
Mr Blue Sky 2/5 - I like Point Of No Return and remakes of Ma-Ma-Ma Belle, Showdown and 10538. The rest I don't need.
Alone In The Universe 3.5/5 - The songwriting is very good, but there's something lacking compared to Zoom.
From Out Of Nowhere 2.5/5 - I love Help Yourself and like a few others, but overall a step down from AITU.
A honorable mention goes to The B.C. Collection by Tandy Morgan Smith. Western Life is a big favourite of mine.
The Wilburys Vols 1 and 3 are both 5-star albums, but I don't think they belong on this list.