Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by GodShifter, Feb 7, 2017.
Unworldly mind boggling.
It's painful alright - the spoken word version, terrible.
That thread is now longer than this one and the album isn't out til this Friday.
That thread predates this one by about a year though. They've been talking about that yet to be released album for over two and a half years.
It was only at 34 pages when this one started. I'm amazed because we talked about something like 30 albums and each song separately and that thread they've talked about a few songs at most.
Totally agree with this. There are a few songs on the final(?) two albums that I enjoy but I really notice the autotune in places and it takes me out of the moment. Have you listened to the 'Kiss Klassics' album? It's even worse there!
Yeah but we are going to the last tour right?
SO. I've really been enjoying reading this thread retrospectively. Would have been fun to join in as it developed but them's the breaks!
Anyway. I've been listening to a lot of KISS recently as a result and thought I'd have a go at deciding on my opinions of the albums as a whole. I've been a fan since 1983 and but have tailed off somewhat since 2000. I've listened to the last two albums a few times as well as Carnival of Souls snd have had the whole catalogue on shuffle in my car for weeks. `It's been interesting to see which tracks from the 80s still do it for me and which others have caught my ear.
So, I've been through each studio album today (plus Killers and Side 4 of Alive II) and scored each track out of ten based on my gut feeling and listening to snippets to remind me. I then put all the scores in a spreadsheet, organised by album to get an average score for each album. By my ranking a 10 is a 10 for KISS so a Deuce or a Detroit Rock City.
So, here is the list!
Creatures of the Night 8
Ace Frehley 7.8
Music From: The Elder 7.8
Dressed To Kill 7.7
Love Gun 7.7
Hotter Than Hell 7.6
Rock and Roll Over 7.5
Paul Stanley 7.5
Killers new tracks 7.4
Gene Simmons 7.3
Lick It Up 7.3
Alive II studio tracks 7.2
Crazy Nights 7
Hot In The Shade 7
Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions 6.7
Psycho Circus 6.4
Peter Criss 6.1
Sonic Boom 4.5
Interesting how consistently the albums all pan out. I guess it's why I've stuck with them for so long and listened to them so may times...
I can post the scores for each song if anyone is interested!
I think it's safe to assume this thread is comprehensive and there won't be any new music to add to it. There legacy is safe with an ending like Don't Touch My Ascot. HA!
And this one!
Officially the best thing they ever recorded now.
the straight up KISS version of that song is pretty good. Sadly I can't find it online in FLAC and I refuse a crappy YouTube rip in my collection.
Ooh. I didnt know there was a kiss only version...
Its on YouTube. It will pretty much be the last song they record as a band since I doubt they will record anything new during the next few years during the tour. Its the same song but with Paul on vocals.
I think there will be a new greatest hits with 2-3 new songs before the tour starts.
Hopefully 2-3 new tunes with Ace & Peter.
Another one??? why? where did you hear that?
We covered “Don’t Touch My Ascot” and the KISS v. Japanese band thing. We even looked at some demos and Wicked Lester. If they do venture out with a few new songs for another greatest hits album we’ll cover those, too.
I love Paul Stanley...but that was really bad.
History would suggest as much...
Will it be one they have involvment with or a crappy label one which will likely be a recycled version of the Millenium Collection CDs.
I didn't...I said "I think"
Gene has stated a few times that he has a new KISS tune he wants out there (Rock N Roll something or other...) so now would be the time for them to get in a studio and record a few tunes. That way they have something they could sell at shows.
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