What Is The Best INXS Album of All Time?

INXS (1980)
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Underneath the Colours (1981)
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Shabooh Shoobah (1982)
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The Swing (1984)
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Listen Like Thieves (1985)
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Kick (1987)
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X (1990)
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Welcome to Wherever You Are (1992)
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Full Moon, Dirty Hearts (1993)
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Switch (2005)
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Re: INXS - Discography
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2012, 03:18:34 pm »
INXS (Shine Like It Does: The Anthology - 1979-1997) 2001

Shine Like It Does: The Anthology is the main reason why I never bothered to go back and get the earlier INXS albums. I picked this up back in 2001 (has it really been that long?). I really didn't need to get it for any of their biggest hits since I already had their vinyl albums. But the biggest draw for me was getting 3 songs in particular that I didn't have: Don't Change, Good Times and The Strangest Party.

Good Times has Michael Hutchence and Jimmy Barnes trading lead vocals throughout the song. They couldn't be more different in style and sound between the two of them and yet the song works incredibly well. It's definitely a party song that leans heavily on boogie and it ROCKS!

The Strangest Party (These Are the Times) is a very cool song in a lot of ways. From the arrangement to the singing it's very addictive to listen to. But there are a couple of things in the song that I gotta point out. Aside from Hutchence's singing, the most identifying aspect musically is the drums and the bass parts. Jon Farriss came up with a really cool sound for the drums and they were able to capture on tape as is. The other standout for the song is definitely Garry Gary Beers bass playing. He doesn't get a lot of credit for what he brings to the plate, but if you listen to Strangest Party you will hear what an amazing player he is. And the tone he gets here is so  f u c k i n g  sick! It's subtle, but just listen to his bass lines and you will get just how much of a rock the guy is to the band.

As a whole, this set is pretty damn good as it covers a lot of their biggest hits and then some. Is it complete? No. Far from it. But if they were to include all the songs I think should also be on here, then it would be an additional 2 disc. But I do recommend this set for sure.

NOTE: I have to correct myself from an earlier post. When I said that Don't Lose Your Head was their entry into movie soundtrack songs, I had completely forgotten about Good Times and The Strangest Party. My bad.

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