reveals that the Electric Light Orchestra are liked by many people, but no-one would admit it. I was a fan of ELO from the age of ten. I stopped liking them when I became a student and started liking them again in a "so-bad-it's-good" way in my mid-20s.
Jeff Lynne has had the same haircut for thirty six years, a record only surpassed by Brian May and Prince Charles. Jeff knew how to fill the speakers with sound; he didn't do "minimal". He is expert at producing "a stomper"; a record so relentless, that you can't help but stamp your foot in time to it. Quintessential stompers are "Mr Blue Sky" and "Don't bring me down". Any record Jeff produced sounded like an ELO record. For evidence seek out the works of George Harrison and the Travelling Wilburys.
Key works include "Discovery" and "Out of the Blue". Jeff broke the first rule of pop: "No pop group needs a full time cellist, let alone two". No one has dared break this rule since. ELO played Middlesbrough in 1974