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”).

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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