Phenomenon (studio album) by UFO

Phenomenon by UFO
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 3,228th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 124 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1974 (55th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (584th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,228th)

UFO bestography

Phenomenon is ranked 3rd best out of 35 albums by UFO on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by UFO is Strangers In The Night which is ranked number 2413 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 659.

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Phenomenon track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 76 (23 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 77 (22 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 85 (41 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 79 (21 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 83 (33 votes)Comments: 3
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Phenomenon rankings

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Phenomenon ratings

Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 124 votes)
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04/25/2024 18:55 saltysurprise  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,60384/100
 
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02/19/2024 23:31 RockingRoll666  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,43273/100
 
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01/30/2024 09:55 CaptainPain  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,89060/100
 
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01/26/2024 19:43 Dingerbell  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,44362/100
 
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01/22/2024 17:12 rafaelcalazans  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,02653/100

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.8/100, a mean average of 78.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.4.

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85/100
From 06/05/2023 16:51
Excellent shredding and riffing, solid work
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95/100
From 03/12/2021 04:06
This album rocked my socks off! I am late to the UFO party!
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From 02/12/2018 20:50
The guitar solo in Rock Bottom is one of the very best. Few can top this.
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85/100
From 01/23/2018 09:26
A great album with some really good hard rock tracks that really stand out (Doctor Doctor and Rock Bottom). The other songs have a lighter feel but perfectly fit in the album.
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From 02/03/2015 22:10
I stumbled upon this album and I'm so glad I did as it is fantastic. Fans of arena rock and guitar shredding in general owe it to themselves to find this album. You are already a fan of Michael Scheneker and you just don't know it yet. I have no idea why he and this band aren't more well known in the US.
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90/100
From 12/09/2012 07:55
A great debut and some of my favorite UFO tracks here but not sure if it's their best one.
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From 08/29/2012 16:47
Unforgettable Doctor Doctor :)
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Best Albums of 1974
1. Red by King Crimson
2. On The Beach by Neil Young
3. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
4. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
5. Rock Bottom by Robert Wyatt
6. Court And Spark by Joni Mitchell
7. Here Come The Warm Jets by Brian Eno
8. Sheer Heart Attack by Queen
9. Diamond Dogs by David Bowie
10. A Tábua De Esmeralda by Jorge Ben
11. Queen II by Queen
12. Mirage by Camel
13. Radio City by Big Star
14. Autobahn by Kraftwerk
15. Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan
16. Kimono My House by Sparks
17. I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight by Richard & Linda Thompson
18. Country Life by Roxy Music
19. No Other by Gene Clark
20. Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) by Brian Eno
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