by Bill Pearis

ELO Alone in the Universe

Jeff Lynne's ELO, as he's calling his band currently, will release their new album Alone in the Universe, on November 13. It's the first ELO album in 14 years and Lynne doesn't really go outside of his boxful of sounds, and you don't really want him to either. Nobody expects/want ELO dabbling in dubstep. (That said, "When the Night Comes" dips a toe in warm reggae waters.) As such, it sounds... like ELO, not bad at all at that, and clocks in at an economical 32 minutes. You can stream the whole thing over at NPR.