album of the day

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Album: Kick

Artist: INXS

Year: 1987

Why I love it: Kick is one of those albums that boasts hit single after hit single. ‘New Sensation’, ‘Devil Inside’, ‘Need You Tonight’, and the legendary ‘Never Tear Us Apart’. It is a musical and cultural masterpiece. By 1987, Michael Hutchence has perfected his vocal talent. He belts out ‘Guns In The Sky’ in a true eighties fashion. Then, he changes the game with an alluring hush in ‘Need You Tonight’. Meanwhile, infectious guitar riffs and a punchy drum give the album a funky kick (pun intended) that sets it apart from your average rock album.

Favourite track: ‘Mystify’ – the piano, the clicks, the vocals, and those lyrics: I need perfection. Everything about this song gets to me. When it comes on I just want to stop whatever I am doing and dance. It is so simple, yet so sexy.

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