Best peak period INXS album

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by NiceMrMustard, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. NiceMrMustard

    NiceMrMustard Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Virginia, USA
    I listened to Listen Like Thieves and Kick the other night and was surprised at how fresh they still sound.
    Keith Richards in 1988 called INXS a band "I am very much interested in."
    It's a tough choice for me.....probably Welcome to Wherever You Are....not as over-exposed.
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  2. Dear 23

    Dear 23 Forum Resident

    Midwest USA
    Listen Like Thieves followed closely by Shabooh.
  3. Szeppelin75

    Szeppelin75 Forum Resident

    I love Listen Like Thieves but it's hard to arguee that kick is not rock/pop/dance perfection.
  4. fallbreaks

    fallbreaks Forum Resident

    Reluctantly voted for Kick, because it's such a perfect powerhouse. But I have more affection for Listen Like Thieves.

    When Joshua Tree came out, I thought U2 were trying to make their own Listen Like Thieves. And then INXS went in a completely different direction with Kick.
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  5. motownmaniac

    motownmaniac Forum Resident

    The Swing . Full of great songs and in my opinion faultless. This is the record that
    made them the #1 band in Australia.

    Burn For You
  6. Aftermath

    Aftermath Senior Member

    Listen Like Thieves for me.
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  7. walrus

    walrus Forum Resident

    Nashville, TN
    Hard to argue against Kick objectively, but musically and artistically, my favorite INXS album is Welcome To Wherever You Are.
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  8. walrus

    walrus Forum Resident

    Nashville, TN
    And then 5 years later, INXS tried to make their own Achtung Baby. :sigh:
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  9. yesstiles

    yesstiles Forum Resident

    "The Swing"

    BY FAR
  10. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident

    New Orleans
    That entire Shabooh-Kick period was a whole lotta great music. Kick probably is their peak, but I still think The Swing is my favorite.
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  11. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    for me shabooh shoobah and the swing are the two most essential inxs albums .... listen like thieves just misses out by a hair
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  12. Encuentro

    Encuentro Forum Resident

    Welcome To Wherever You Are is a masterpiece!
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  13. yesstiles

    yesstiles Forum Resident

    I agree. When I first got "Kick" in 1987 I was so disappointed. To my ears, it was MTV sell-out music. Super trendy and a major turn-off for me.

    Their best song!
  14. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    kick had some good songs ... but i just prefer those albums ... i suppose being an Aussie i'm a bit surprised that kick is getting the votes ... i may be wrong but i reckon an all aussie poll would be one of the first three. i think we think of kick as a great album, but a made for america album ... idk, maybe some aussies will correct me there?
  15. yesstiles

    yesstiles Forum Resident

    Do you mean the first three INXS albums, or the first three in the poll?
  16. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    first three in the poll. ... now you have said that though i do know a lot of folks that prefer the early albums ... but i still think the first three in the poll would get the aussie vote

    i reckon it would be hard for someone outside oz to realise how big the swing was in oz
  17. Izozeles

    Izozeles Rock’roll Stalker

    Santiago de Chile
    Kick. A couple of singles aside, don’t care much for the rest. That album was fantastic , it doesn’t stop thrilling from start to end
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  18. Holy Diver

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  19. Encuentro

    Encuentro Forum Resident

    I know it’s generally not considered one of their best, but I love Elegantly Wasted.
  20. Surly

    Surly Bon Viv-oh-no-he-didn't

    Los Angeles, CA
    I'd call all of these albums "wonderful" except X, which is kind of a "sophomore slump" after Kick. It has some good songs but is overall kind of weak. "Don't Change" remains their best song for me, and it's hard to deny the hits of Kick, but The Swing is the first album of theirs that I listened to repeatedly ("Melting In The Sun" and "I Send A Message" are just sooo good), and Listen Like Thieves is probably my favorite. I felt Welcome To... was a fantastic return to form, particularly "Not Enough Time" and "Heaven Sent" and "Taste It."
  21. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    Dont change and black and white are my two favourite things they ever did
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  22. recoverydog

    recoverydog Forum Resident

    The Swing and Welcome To Wherever You Are for me.
  23. Szeppelin75

    Szeppelin75 Forum Resident

    All great albums.

    Im only missing Beneath the Colours on vinyl. What are your thoughts on INXS second album?
  24. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    Underneath the colours ... stay young, great alt pop song
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  25. MOON

    MOON Well-Known Member

    On Kick every song was excellent almost like a greatest hits album, it was that good !

    If you like kick, you owe to yourself to buy the new 45rpm Abbey Rd Studio's reissue. It is off the charts sound quality wise.
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