UFO — Obsession (review)

UFO — Obsession album cover Album · 1978 · Hard Rock Buy this album from MMA partners
2.5/5 ·
Warthur
UFO's Obsession is competent enough in terms of performance and production, but in terms of its aesthetic and composition it feels rather bland and generic. Perhaps it's more meaningful to hardcore UFO fans, but for my part I don't see much to distinguish them from any other hard rock band of the era. Maybe this is a case where a sound that was once archetypal has now simply become generic through mass imitation, but in this particular form it isn't a sound that especially excites me in any case. For instance, the lead guitar parts and Phil Mogg's vocal performance are both competently done, but there's not much to distinguish them from what others were doing at the same time.
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Unitron wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Personally I think their first two are their best, Flying especially is a space rock classic.
siLLy puPPy wrote:
more than 2 years ago
I just got a UFO boxset that has all their 70s albums recently and i found the earlier ones really good and as the decade elapsed they became less enchanting as they found a comfort zone

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