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TIME

Electric Light Orchestra

 

Crossover Prog

3.38 | 214 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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3 stars A surprising return to form after several weak albums!

This is an album I would never have bothered to check out if it wasn't for some positive reviews here on Prog Archives. I did not particularly like Face The Music, A New World Record nor Out Of The Blue (all of which I rated with two stars) and Discovery I found unbearable (one star). My interest in this band is largely confined to their first four albums and I particularly like the self-titled debut (aka No Answer), On The Third Day and the conceptual Eldorado. The present album can actually be seen as a kind of follow-up to Eldorado in that both being conceptual Art Rock albums.

Time is a very nice symphonic Pop album and clearly the most interesting ELO album since Eldorado. It can certainly be considered to be a return to form for the band. The individual songs are short and not really progressive in themselves, but the way the whole album is tied together is very appealing. This album will appeal to fans of Alan Parsons Project of which several tracks remind me. Especially, From The End Of The World.

If you are new to ELO, start with the self-titled debut, On The Third Day and Eldorado and then skip directly to this one.

SouthSideoftheSky | 3/5 |

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