Friday, October 09, 2015
Electric Light Orchestra (ELO): Discovery (1979)
Some people refer to this record as Disco Very. Personally, I think the disco moniker holds true for most of the ELO I have heard. This record was definitely a cheap pickup or a gift from years ago. As I mentioned, I'm not a huge fan of Jeff Lynne, though I liked The Traveling Wilburys.
So, this record is notable for one of ELO's biggest hits: Don't Bring Me Down. I can appreciate that song at some level, but the album on balance is not really for me. As Allmusic notes:
"Though Discovery charted well, it was becoming obvious that ELO were starting to run themselves out of useful Beatles hooks with which to fuel their hit-making machine." I'll trust them on that one. [source]