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The Best Electric Light Orchestra Albums of All Time

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List RulesStudio albums only; if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

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. 

  • 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
    • Genres (Music): Rock music, Art rock, Symphonic rock
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  • 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
    • Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Rock music, Pop rock, Art rock, Power pop
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  • 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
    • Length (mins): 00:44:03
    • Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Electronica, Rock music, New Wave, Electronic dance music
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    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
    • Genres (Music): Progressive rock, Rock music, Art rock, Symphonic rock
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