Albums The Best Electric Light Orchestra Albums of All Time  

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This list of the best Electric Light Orchestra albums includes pictures of the album covers. Electric Light Orchestra, better known as ELO, is one of the best classic rock bands of all time. Led by the extraordinarily talented Jeff Lynne, the Beatles-influenced band was known for their melodies and - once they got big, and they were quite big in the late '70s - their intricate stage sets when playing live. This Electric Light Orchestra discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Electric Light Orchestra albums (as voted by you, the people) can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included ELO singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Electric Light Orchestra album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. 

If you want to know the best Electric Light Orchestra album of all time or the top Electric Light Orchestra albums, this list will answer your questions. Classic ELO albums include Time, Balance of Power, and Out of the Blue. This list of popular Electric Light Orchestra CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

A New World Record is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Electric Light Orchestra Albums of All Time
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1 260 VOTES

1. Tightrope
2. Telephone Line
3. Rockaria!
4. Mission (A World Record)
5. So Fine
6. Livin' Thing
7. Above the Clouds
8. Do Ya
9. Shangri-La
10. Telephone Line
11. Surrender
12. Tightrope
13. Above the Clouds
14. So Fine
15. Telephone Line

Release Date: 1976

Artist: Electric Light Orchestra

Tracks: Above the Clouds, Livin' Thing, Shangri-La, Do Ya, Mission (A World Record), + more

Genres (Music): Rock music, Art rock, Symphonic rock

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Out of the Blue is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Electric Light Orchestra Albums of All Time
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2 253 VOTES

1. Turn to Stone
2. It's Over
3. Sweet Talkin' Woman
4. Across the Border
5. Night in the City
6. Starlight
7. Jungle
8. Believe Me Now
9. Steppin' Out
10. Standin' in the Rain
11. Big Wheels
12. Summer and Lightning
13. Mr. Blue Sky
14. Sweet Is the Night
15. The Whale
16. Birmingham Blues
17. Wild West Hero

Release Date: 1977

Artist: Electric Light Orchestra

Tracks: Jungle, Starlight, It's Over, Night in the City, Birmingham Blues, + more

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Rock music, Pop rock, Art rock, Power pop, + more

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Time is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Electric Light Orchestra Albums of All Time
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3 283 VOTES

1. Prologue
2. Twilight
3. Yours Truly, 2095
4. Ticket to the Moon
5. The Way Life's Meant to Be
6. Another Heart Breaks
1. Rain Is Falling
2. From the End of the World
3. The Lights Go Down
4. Here Is the News
5. 21st Century Man
6. Hold On Tight
7. Epilogu

Release Date: 1981

Artist: Electric Light Orchestra

Producer: Jeff Lynne, Bill Bottrell, Reinhold Mack

Tracks: Epilogue, Twilight, Another Heart Breaks, Hold On Tight, From the End of the World, + more

Length (mins): 00:44:03

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Electronica, Rock music, New Wave, Electronic dance music, + more

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Face the Music is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Electric Light Orchestra Albums of All Time
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4 187 VOTES

1. Fire On High
2. Waterfall
3. Evil Woman
4. Nightrider
5. Poker
6. Strange Magic
7. Down Home Town
8. One Summer Dream
9. Fire On High Intro
10. Evil Woman
11. Strange Magic
12. Waterfall"

Release Date: 1975

Artist: Electric Light Orchestra

Tracks: Waterfall, Nightrider, Poker, Evil Woman, Fire on High, + more

Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Rock music, Art rock, Symphonic rock

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