Yours Truly KJS thought that it would be therefore interesting to look at how new Jeff Lynne/ELO releases (excluding compilations) have done in the 21st century relative to each other. Looking at the table below as compiled by elobf, the least successful release in terms of peak position was "Zoom" and, obviously, "From Out Of Nowhere" was best placed. It's also noteworthy that "Alone In The Universe" stayed in the chart practically twice as long as the chart topping FOON and is likely the most commercially successful. The resurgence in the popularity of Jeff Lynne and the music of the Electric Light Orchestra is underlined by the fact that five of the six albums in question including "Long Wave", "Mr. Blue Sky" and "Wembley Or Bust" all made the UK Top 10.
So how did "From Out Of Nowhere" do? In the opinion of this writer, it was a return to form, a hit but not a bestseller.
Jeff Lynne: ELO in the 21st Century
Review: From Out Of Nowhere (Jeff Lynne's ELO)
Review: Wembley Or Bust (Jeff Lynne's ELO)
Review: Alone In The Universe (Jeff Lynne's ELO)
Review: Armchair Theatre, Zoom & Live (Jeff Lynne/ELO)
Review: Long Wave & Mr. Blue Sky (Jeff Lynne)