12 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On Kick, INXS prove that pop music can be hedonistic, vulnerable, and optimistic all at once. Driven by Jon Farriss’ in-your-face drumming and Tim Farriss’ elastic guitar licks, “Need You Tonight” and “New Sensation” reconstitute rock and funk to create a dance beat for a new decade. Savvy and swaggering, singer Michael Hutchence was a rock god for the fluorescent ’80s. His pulsating presence helps make “Devil Inside” a dangerously sexy rock song, while his soulful vocals elevate “Never Tear Us Apart,” an impassioned R&B jam worthy of Otis Redding.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On Kick, INXS prove that pop music can be hedonistic, vulnerable, and optimistic all at once. Driven by Jon Farriss’ in-your-face drumming and Tim Farriss’ elastic guitar licks, “Need You Tonight” and “New Sensation” reconstitute rock and funk to create a dance beat for a new decade. Savvy and swaggering, singer Michael Hutchence was a rock god for the fluorescent ’80s. His pulsating presence helps make “Devil Inside” a dangerously sexy rock song, while his soulful vocals elevate “Never Tear Us Apart,” an impassioned R&B jam worthy of Otis Redding.

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