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4. UFO – Seven Deadly
Largely thanks to Michael Schenker’s invaluable contribution to UFO’s ‘golden years’, the band don’t receive enough respect for a collection of wonderful records assimilated since the arrival of guitarist Vinnie Moore in 2004 – none more so than Seven Deadly.
With several group members now into their 60s, UFO could and probably should sound jaded. Bursting out of the traps with Fight Night and Wonderland, the complete opposite is true.
Phil Mogg remains one of hard rock’s most underrated singers, still delivering with power and charisma. Amid the blues-fuelled Mojo Town and the Stones-flavoured Burn Your House Down lies the album’s finest moment; a yearning slice of wistfulness named Angel Station that really should have featured in the set-list of their last tour.