ELO 2 (studio album) by Electric Light Orchestra

ELO 2 by Electric Light Orchestra
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 6,025th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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71/100 (from 98 votes)
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Electric Light Orchestra Part Two - ELO Pt. 2 (Coffee Marbled Vinyl, 180G) NEW
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ELO 2 is ranked 11th best out of 42 albums by Electric Light Orchestra on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Electric Light Orchestra is Out Of The Blue which is ranked number 497 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,647.

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From 08/23/2020 12:30
I can listen to kuiama and from the sun to the world. Only leaves two other lengthy prog tracks and roll over Beethoven which I can't really enjoy. Kuiama has a lovely classical interlude with a astoundingly good violin solo and at times hints at brilliance.
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From 01/04/2019 02:44
I really think this album deserves to be ranked much higher in the ELO canon. It's challenging compared to more pop oriented ELO albums, but rewarding as well.
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From 09/18/2017 00:15
This is a fantastic record, and I don't really understand how it's the lowest-ranked of ELO's original-run studio albums. It puts on display an ELO at their most uncompromising; the orchestral elements are used less as enhancements for pop songs and more to imbue an explicit classical music influence in the tracks, with all 5 of them running (basically) 7 minutes or more. The structures of most songs also follow a very classical-style form. 'Mama' is one of the first displays of Jeff Lynne's true genius as a songwriter, and while 'Roll Over Beethoven', a mashup of the Chuck Berry classic with components of Beethoven's 5th Symphony, sounds like it should be nothing more than a novelty, it is executed so perfectly that I'm inclined to call it one of music's all time greatest cover songs.
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From 07/22/2015 20:34
This album is really underrated, I love the last track "kuiama" , this is the only ELO Album with a real message!
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