INXS - Kick (1987/2011/2014) [Official Digital Download]

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INXS - Kick (1987/2011/2014) [Official Digital Download]

INXS - Kick (1987/2011/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 39:56 minutes | 1,52 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 39:56 minutes | 484 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"Kick" is widely considered one of INXS’ greatest albums. The six-time Platinum masterpiece reached the Top Ten in Australia, the U.K., Germany and the United States. It includes the Top Ten singles, “New Sensation”, “Never Tear Us Apart”, “Devil Inside” and “Need You Tonight”. The recording is included in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums. This instant-classic is one of the band’s finest releases.

"What You Need" had taken INXS from college radio into the American Top Five, but there was little indication that the group would follow it with a multi-platinum blockbuster like Kick. Where the follow-ups to "What You Need" made barely a ripple on the pop charts, Kick spun off four Top Ten singles, including the band's only American number one, "Need You Tonight." Kick crystallized all of the band's influences – Stones-y rock & roll, pop, funk, contemporary dance-pop – into a cool, stylish dance/rock hybrid. It was perfectly suited to lead singer Michael Hutchence's feline sexuality, which certainly didn't hurt the band's already inventive videos. But it wasn't just image that provided their breakthrough. For the first (and really only) time, INXS made a consistently solid album that had no weak moments from top to bottom. More than that, really, Kick is an impeccably crafted pop tour de force, the band succeeding at everything they try. Every track has at least a subtly different feel from what came before it; INXS freely incorporates tense guitar riffs, rock & roll anthems, swing-tinged pop/rock, string-laden balladry, danceable pop-funk, horn-driven '60s soul, '80s R&B, and even a bit of the new wave-ish sound they'd started out with. More to the point, every song is catchy and memorable, branded with indelible hooks. Even without the band's sense of style, the flawless songcraft is intoxicating, and it's what makes Kick one of the best mainstream pop albums of the '80s.


01 - Guns In The Sky
02 - New Sensation
03 - Devil Inside
04 - Need You Tonight
05 - Mediate
06 - The Loved One
07 - Wild Life
08 - Never Tear Us Apart
09 - Mystify
10 - Kick
11 - Calling All Nations
12 - Tiny Daggers

INXS - Kick (1987/2011/2014) [Official Digital Download]
24bit/192kHz version

Analyzed: INXS / Kick

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR12 -2.31 dB -15.88 dB 2:24 01-Guns In The Sky
DR14 -0.69 dB -16.40 dB 3:40 02-New Sensation
DR14 -1.70 dB -17.48 dB 5:15 03-Devil Inside
DR15 -1.40 dB -18.37 dB 3:01 04-Need You Tonight
DR15 -1.63 dB -18.69 dB 2:37 05-Mediate
DR14 -0.90 dB -17.43 dB 3:38 06-The Loved One
DR15 -0.05 dB -16.34 dB 3:10 07-Wild Life
DR14 -0.66 dB -18.01 dB 3:06 08-Never Tear Us Apart
DR14 -0.65 dB -17.21 dB 3:17 09-Mystify
DR13 -1.65 dB -16.70 dB 3:15 10-KICK
DR13 -1.15 dB -15.74 dB 3:04 11-Calling All Nations
DR13 -1.43 dB -16.15 dB 3:31 12-Tiny Daggers

Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR14

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5288 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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