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Zoom is likely the best Electric Light Orchestra album you’ve never heard

Zoom is likely the best Electric Light Orchestra album you’ve never heard

The lean, tune-focused ‘Zoom,’ released on June 12, 2001, was the album the Electric Light Orchestra should have put out at the turn of the 1980s.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09:  Neal Schon attends the Les Paul 100th Anniversary Celebration on June 9, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Les Paul Foundation)

Neal Schon, “Lady M” from Vortex (2015): One Track Mind

Neal Schon’s baseline is one of torrid invention. But there’s another side to the Journey great, and an advance track for ‘Vortex’ powerfully showcases it.

Neil Young, “Wolf Moon” from The Monsanto Years (2015): One Track Mind

Neil Young, “Wolf Moon” from The Monsanto Years (2015): One Track Mind

Neil Young’s “Wolf Moon” features a delicately inviting sound that leads long-time fans back to ‘Harvest’ and its terrific sequel ‘Harvest Moon.’

Ornette Coleman, an inscrutable genius, gave jazz its freedom

Ornette Coleman, an inscrutable genius, gave jazz its freedom

There were technical things that made Ornette Coleman’s work great. But stressing that gives away the one thing that really mattered: Its freedom.

Bob Dylan + the Band, “Clothes Line Saga” (1967): Across the Great Divide

Bob Dylan + the Band, “Clothes Line Saga” (1967): Across the Great Divide

A wicked parody of “Ode to Billie Joe,” Bob Dylan’s “Clothes Line Saga” might be the most hilarious moment of his ‘Basement Tapes’ work with the Band.

Rolling Stones’ Some Girls offered one final blast of nervy, rock ‘n’ roll attitude

Rolling Stones’ Some Girls offered one final blast of nervy, rock ‘n’ roll attitude

The Rolling Stones’ ‘Some Girls,’ released on June 9, 1978, was a very important moment. We now know that they would never sound the same again.

Paul McCartney’s attempt to revitalize Wings with Back to the Egg fell just short

Paul McCartney’s attempt to revitalize Wings with Back to the Egg fell just short

‘Back to the Egg,’ released on June 8, 1979, showed Paul McCartney could plug into the new wave zeitgeist. Well, when he wanted to, anyway.

Journey, “Where Did I Lose Your Love” from Revelation (2008): One Track Mind

Journey, “Where Did I Lose Your Love” from Revelation (2008): One Track Mind

“Where Did I Love Your Love,” released this month in 2008, is perhaps the closest Journey has come to completely renimating its platinum-era sound.

Paul McCartney, “See Your Sunshine” from Memory Almost Full (2007): One Track Mind

Paul McCartney, “See Your Sunshine” from Memory Almost Full (2007): One Track Mind

Paul McCartney’s ‘Memory Almost Full,’ released on June 5, 2007, included a moment of pure, Wings-inspired pop – despite arriving amid crushing adversity.

Robbie Robertson, with Neil Young + Garth Hudson, “Soap Box Preacher” from Storyville (1991): Across the Great Divide

Robbie Robertson, with Neil Young + Garth Hudson, “Soap Box Preacher” from Storyville (1991): Across the Great Divide

“Soap Box Preacher” rewarded those who’d waited in the hopes that Robbie Robertson’s solo career could conjure that old Band magic again.