10 Songs, 32 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In his second outing under the moniker Jeff Lynne’s ELO, the mastermind of ’70s symphonic rockers Electric Light Orchestra offers another recreation of that band’s glory days. From Out of Nowhere follows the format of his last album, 2015’s Alone in the Universe, where Lynne himself plays most instruments, sings most vocals (even backing himself up with his trademark falsetto harmonies), and of course writes and produces each track. The sounds are lush but synthetic, recalling the drum machines and synths of the band’s ’80s albums Time and Balance of Power, but in true ELO style, there are still Beatlesque harmonies (“Down Came the Rain”) and Roy Orbison-worthy ballads (“Losing You”).

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EDITORS’ NOTES

In his second outing under the moniker Jeff Lynne’s ELO, the mastermind of ’70s symphonic rockers Electric Light Orchestra offers another recreation of that band’s glory days. From Out of Nowhere follows the format of his last album, 2015’s Alone in the Universe, where Lynne himself plays most instruments, sings most vocals (even backing himself up with his trademark falsetto harmonies), and of course writes and produces each track. The sounds are lush but synthetic, recalling the drum machines and synths of the band’s ’80s albums Time and Balance of Power, but in true ELO style, there are still Beatlesque harmonies (“Down Came the Rain”) and Roy Orbison-worthy ballads (“Losing You”).

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Superstar4322 ,

Gorgeous

Jeff Lynne is without a doubt one of the greatest songwriters of all time and he’s been going on strong for forty years, turning in genius orchestrations and beautifully transcendent lyrics. 2019 is the last year I’d expect a song with this feel to be released; it could just as easily have been on time or balance of power. He does keep the same format as when I was a boy, but that’s not a bad thing by any means. I was at the first leg of the first us tour in Oakland and I really hope another tour is coming in 2020!!!

stormtrackr ,

Love It

5 stars for the fifth Beatle!

DPLJLB ,

Jeff is BACK

AWESOME new Jeff song. Can't wait for the album to be released! PLEASE tour again in 2020. We love you!