ALBUM REVIEW: JEFF LYNNE’S ELO – ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE

For most of its first run, Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) operated as a band. However, in effect the success of ELO was really down to one person viz. singer-songwriter-musician-producer Jeff Lynne. Thus, this album of new material — the first since 2001’s Zoom — is credited to “Jeff Lynne’s ELO” Continue Reading

ROCK HISTORY: ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – NEW WORLD RECORD (1976)

The problem with critics in general is that quite often, a band’s commercial success may adversely impact the critics’ opinions about that band’s artistic credentials. Which is strange in itself, when you consider the immense popularity of The Beatles, for example. But such was the case for Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) Continue Reading

DISCOVERED @ SPOTIFY – PoP LEGENDS

Alright. This is a lil embarrassing but late last year Spotify made Power of Pop a ‘Tastemaker’ with a new account and despite my best efforts (?), so far we’ve had only 10 (!) followers. Shameful!! So I am still pushing this the best way I know how – by Continue Reading