UFO   Making Contact
3.0
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Release Date: 1983
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3.0 goodRobbit | June 27th 18

MAKING CONTACT was conceived during a difficult time for UFO and ultimately led to the band calling it a day, at least for a few years. With the band gradually sliding more into a keyboard led, pop-metal sound, old fans were a bit disenchanted with their new sound and many panned this album at the time.

The album actually starts strong with guitar driven tracks like "Blinded By A Lie" and "Diesel In The Dust". The other two songs that Paul Chapman co-wrote ("When It's Time To Rock" and "The Way The Wild Wind Blows") also are reasonably good songs. The keyboard dominated mixes do take the edge off even these better songs and the rest of the album tends to be a bit more ballad driven or somewhat mediocre.

In retrospect, MAKING CONTACT is a good record that is roughly on par with MECHANIX, but remains something of a disappointment for the decline and brief fall of the band that it represents. It failed to connect with old fans or even new ones for that matter. Still, I can find at least three songs here worth revisiting and it's still a better record than the ones that immediately followed.

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2.5 averagedante901 | February 4th 14

This is where many old school ufo fans jumped off the bus.Yes, it had the commercial ballad that charted, but the album basically stunk, a huge let down from wild,.willing, which I felt was a great release minus Michael.rI guess all the good ideas were all used up for this one.I think Phil even said that ideas,input from their guitarist was lacking.ufo seemed to literally dry up after this CD. It was beyond clear that Michael was gone,.and no-one now to fill his shoes.

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5.0 classicDrainville | January 1st 07

KILLER RIFFS! CLASSIC TUNES! JUST DON'T MIND THE BILLBOARD! IT'S A GEM!!! Legendary songs.. "The way the wild wind blows", "All over you", "No getaway", or "Diesel in the Dust", When it's time to rock", "Blinded by a lie" are all very very great tunes!

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3.0 goodNorthwind | November 12th 18
2.5 averagesolrage | October 25th 18
3.5 greatLateralus83 | July 21st 18
2.5 averageJordan B Peterson | March 29th 18
2.5 averageGeorgeMasman67 | February 13th 18
3.0 goodbobby72 | October 7th 17
5.0 classicAngryChristian | September 26th 17
2.0 poorblakeguitarist2 | July 16th 17
2.5 averagerockandroll982 | June 23rd 17
3.0 goodJeffrulesyou | January 14th 17
2.5 averageGgg777 | October 27th 16
5.0 classicpabcel | September 7th 16
2.0 poorsnakebite1480 | September 3rd 16
1.5 very poorIanman | June 12th 16
2.0 poorpains | April 4th 16
2.5 averagemEyck97 | November 24th 15
3.5 greatAbraxas | November 7th 15
4.0 excellentizzypound | October 18th 15
2.5 averageleothelion | October 16th 15
1.0 awfulStereochrome1 | October 7th 15
3.0 goodMoonAngel | October 6th 15
3.0 goodLepreCon | September 12th 15
3.0 goodfuzzbutt | December 29th 14
2.5 averageIronWolf | November 11th 14
1.0 awfuljenzy55 | July 3rd 14
2.5 averageSeventhSonSnowdog | February 23rd 14
4.0 excellentDrRockit | February 17th 14
3.5 greatpowrnap | February 6th 14
3.0 goodscottbuster2000 | July 5th 13
2.0 poordenislg | June 29th 13
2.5 averageQMan72 | June 12th 13
3.0 goodbangheader | May 19th 13
3.0 goodDaveB | May 5th 13
3.0 goodslackr | March 25th 13
2.5 averageDirtBagDan | February 12th 13
3.5 greatchaggzz | January 14th 13
3.5 greatdanperezsputnik | November 24th 12
4.5 superbNoakesy | October 15th 12
3.0 goodmenawati | August 18th 12
3.5 greatufosteve | May 6th 12
5.0 classictristangreatrex | March 23rd 12
4.5 superbRevTLH | October 2nd 11
2.5 averagespamming4life | June 7th 11
3.5 greatMr Grieves | September 11th 10
2.0 poormykweever | March 7th 10
4.0 excellentmike6262 | October 6th 09

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