Out Of The Blue (studio album) by Electric Light Orchestra

Out Of The Blue
Out Of The Blue by Electric Light Orchestra
Year: 1977
Overall rank: 505th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 519 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1977 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (119th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (505th)
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Out of the Blue - Studio album ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) Oct 1977 (tested)
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Time left: 3h 10m 34s
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ELO ( ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA ): OUT OF THE BLUE (LP vinyl *BRAND NEW*.)
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ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA - OUT OF THE BLUE - ELO CD - MR BLUE SKY +
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Out Of The Blue is ranked as the best album by Electric Light Orchestra.

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78/100 (from 519 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.2/100, a mean average of 77.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.1.

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85/100
From 03/09/2021 20:51
1977 was the year of many classic metal albums (Let There Be Rock and Cat Scratch Fever were my favorites then), it was of course also the year Punk came crashing in with full force (too many albums to name) and you even had some albums you could call postpunk (Marquee Moon, Blank Generation and even '77). But what is sometimes forgotten is that 1977 also spawned a number of the greatest classic rock albums ever. There was Animals, there was Aja, there was Rumors, there even was Bat Out Of Hell (don't shoot me, am I not allowed to have a guilty pleasure?). And there was this album which I loved to death at the time and of course of that very expansive Mr. Blue Sky. It's a double album so there are surely some stinkers here but boy what a gem of an upbeat album.
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85/100
From 12/04/2020 21:04
Just like the Beatles were reunited in the 70s
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95/100
From 08/07/2020 19:23
An opus of finely crafted tunes, melodic and full of counter melodies and classic tracks, sweet talk in woman, turn to stone, its over, Mr blue sky, across the border all irresistible
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80/100
From 06/25/2020 01:16
Highly rated yet still under appreciated if that makes sense where the hits (“Turn to Stone” , “Sweet Talkin’ Woman” , “Mr.Blue Sky” , “Wild West Hero” ) keep coming right to the very end

I particularly love Side 3 AKA ‘Concerto for a Rainy Day’ a four-track musical suit based on weather and how it affects mood comprising “Standin’ in the Rain” , “Big Wheels” , “Summer and Lightening” and ending with “Mr.Blue Sky” and the Vocoder “Please turn me over” voice as the needle runs out

One of those any day any time any mood type albums
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80/100
From 06/16/2020 19:49
Progressive pop done right. Concise, yet winding. At 70 minutes with 17 tracks, Out of the Blue may seem bloated on the surface, but it goes by rather quickly when you examine the quality of the songwriting. Jeff Lynne is a master at writing catchy hooks and chord progressions, and he's amazing at putting a twist on what is considered conventional. Mr. Blue Sky is the obvious highlight of the album, but songs like Turn to Stone, Sweet Talkin' Woman, and Wild West Hero are great as well.
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70/100
From 05/17/2020 01:01
I think this is a good album, but this is usually regarded as the BEST album that the E.L.O. ever made, and as a big fan I strongly disagree with that. It's the MOST E.L.O. album-the stuff before this was clearly influenced by the Beatles and the stuff after this was more experimental, but Out Of The Blue has the strings of the orchestra at their max. I love the beginning, I love the ending, I think there's a lot of mediocrity between Starlight and Mr Blue Sky.
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90/100
From 06/28/2019 19:40
85/100

Good Record but not their best at all!
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95/100
From 01/28/2019 17:44
One of my first ever albums I listened to. Steppin' Out is perfection.
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75/100
From 01/04/2019 02:42
Not all stellar, but all good enough to justify making it a double. Great album.
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From 12/15/2018 13:37
Amazing record
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Best Albums of 1977
1. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
2. Animals by Pink Floyd
3. Marquee Moon by Television
4. Low by David Bowie
5. Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols by Sex Pistols
6. Aja by Steely Dan
7. The Clash by The Clash
8. "Heroes" by David Bowie
9. The Stranger by Billy Joel
10. Trans-Europa Express by Kraftwerk
11. Exodus by Bob Marley & The Wailers
12. Pink Flag by Wire
13. My Aim Is True by Elvis Costello
14. Talking Heads: 77 by Talking Heads
15. Out Of The Blue by Electric Light Orchestra
16. Lust For Life by Iggy Pop
17. Suicide by Suicide
18. Rocket To Russia by Ramones
19. Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf
20. The Idiot by Iggy Pop
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