ELO II sees the group heading into a proggy direction, a direction they would soon steer themselves out of, but it is a nice snapshot of a band still trying to find its sound. ELO II has its ups and downs, and therefore is very inconsistent and probably the least likeable of the early records to the untrained ear. On repeated listens, this album is very good, and songs like Roll Over Beethoven, Mama and Kuiama are among the best ELO has ever recorded. A Patient listener will be well rewarded with this album, and that is why I recommend it to all fans of prog rock.
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