Out Of The Blue (album) by Electric Light Orchestra

Out Of The Blue
Out Of The Blue by Electric Light Orchestra
Year: 1977
Overall rank: 482nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 481 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1977 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (113th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (482nd)
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Out Of The Blue is ranked as the best album by Electric Light Orchestra.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 87 (162 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 91 (229 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 82 (101 votes)Comments: 2
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78/100 (from 481 votes)
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4 days ago Maxence  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 9,19162/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 77.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 78.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.3.

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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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85/100
From 11/23/2018 14:46
No filler on this album, Mr. Blue Sky is an all time classic track, and I agree a lot to listen to in one go.
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70/100
From 10/31/2018 20:46
Ya see, I love every song on this album, but my score comes down to album flow, for some reason it is SOOO hard for me to listen to this album in one sitting, it just feels so weird, I really can't explain it, these songs do better as singles rather than pieces of one cohesive product.
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85/100
From 04/28/2018 09:52
Great Pop album and it's so consistent all the way through.
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