I think you missed the point. Electric was a major turning point for The Cult from their earlier 'Goth' work to the newer 'Heavy Rock' version. Love it or hate it, the change happened.
Being that it was followed by Sonic Temple this is not such an oddity.
I have been lucky enough to have seen The Cult live on over 20 occasions, from their early roots right through to their death throes. This is/was a band that liked to make change - in their style, and very often in their lineup- enjoying and appreciating the band requires an open mind as well as a love of Astbury's and Duffy's unique style.