Tag: Electric Light Orchestra

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #44: “Blue” Songs, Vol. I

Man, why are all of these songs with "blue" in the title so melancholy? Oh, right. ...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Paul Melançon’s “Depression, Ayahuasca, Cartoons” and New Music

Power pop secret weapon Paul Melançon preps new music that could have been no music at all....

Maxine Nightingale

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Maxine Nightingale, “Right Back Where We Started From”

Maxine Nightingale delivered a British soul smash in 1976...

Music, Popdose Lists

7 Albums You’d Never Expect Needed Parental Advisory Stickers

Oh no! Bad words!! Wash my eyes with bleach!!...

Joey Dosik

Music, Popdose Lists, Year-End Best-Of Lists

Popdose 2012: Michael Fortes’s Favorite Music of the Year

Due to the extreme length of this 2012 year-end recap, Michael Fortes recommends that you skip ahead to the entry on Joey Dosik....

Music, News

2012 Outlook: Jeff Lynne, Katatonia, And Reissues Galore

Hey there, Mr. Blue. Tell me, please, what else is new?...

Desert Island Discs, Music

Desert Island Discs with Michael Laine Hildebrandt of Bubble Gum Orchestra

Bubble Gum Orchestra's Michael Laine Hildebrandt recounts the power pop and rock albums that inspired him....

Music, The Vinyl Diaries

The Vinyl Diaries: Introduction and E.L.O., “Discovery”

Rob Smith's new vinyl column opens with E.L.O.'s disco record, "Discovery."...

Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Paul McCartney’s “Young Boy” (1997)

The Beatles are kind of always in the not-distant background, as they are the goddamn Beatles. But every five years or so, there’s a...

Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: 09/16/2011

Fall is coming so get happy, dammit. Here's a mix to help you along....



Secret Single: Electric Light Orchestra, “Calling America”

So, how are you doing? It’s Thanksgiving Day here in America, and if you’re reading this right now, you’re likely trying...


CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: The Silver Seas, “Château Revenge”

The Silver Seas are back with Château Revenge, which Michael Parr thinks might be the best record released so far this year....


50Prog50, Music

50Prog50: The Best Prog Albums, Part One

We love to mock prog rock, but Dw. Dunphy has made a list of 50 prog albums that deserve to be in your collection. Here's the first...


Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: Rock ‘n’ Roll Disco Party!

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE Whenever I fill in at Ted’s desk here at the Mix Six, I like to have a good time. Case in point, this week’s...


Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Apple’s Genius Mix”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE I think David Medsker can relate to this… Back in my salad days of college, I made extra money with two...


Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 10/11/80

Diana Ross smacks Chic around, Kenny Loggins starts his soundtrack reign, and Olivia welcomes us to Xanadu -- all in Jason Hare's latest...


Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Beatlesque”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE Call this mix the postscript of Beatles Week at Popdose … a postscript that’s a couple of weeks...


CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Regina Spektor, “far”

I have to admit that I am not one of the people who jumped on the bandwagon for Regina Spektor’s last album, the 2006 breakthrough...


Music, Song-Off

Song-Off Jr.: Gambling

One of the special treasures of living in Los Angeles or San Diego is knowing that the adult amusement park of Las Vegas is only a brief...


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 29

We’re going to jump right into the songs this week as we have an extended post in order to finish up the letter E in just two weeks....


Lost in the '70s, Music

Lost in the ’70s: Jeff Lynne, “Doin’ That Crazy Thing”

Remember when the Hustle swept through discos everywhere?  People were taking Hustle classes, the nightly news reported on the fad,...


Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “White Hot Days”

Once again kids, yours truly is handing over the mixing duties to Jack Feerick — who brought us a mix that “gave the drummer...


Lost in the '70s, Music

Lost in the ’70s: Electric Light Orchestra

Discovery = Disco? Very! That was the joke around rock critic circles when Electric Light Orchestra unleashed Discovery upon a...