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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the all time top 100 albums to own, 20 Feb. 2011
This review is from: Welcome To Wherever You Are (Audio CD)
This 1992 album is quite simply a classic from start to finish and every bit the equal to the other 90's groundbreaking high points of Nevermind, OK Computer and What's The Story.

How this outstanding CD, released to universal critical acclaim across Europe, was missed by both radio and the public still to this day is dumbfounding. The band's decision not to tour the album at the time (as they wanted a break from years of being on the road) probably had a lot to do with it.

If you only know INXS for their more showy and poppy Kick and X era singles, this will come as both a surprise and a revelation - its sophisticated and deep, with beautifully textured soundscapes and sublime melodies. The production is outstanding and despite the incredible variations of style, the tracks glide together seamlessly, with a coherence which eluded all their other albums.

From the opening track, the quirky Persian influenced "Questions" to the last, the haunting, desperate classic, "Men and Women," virtually every song on this disc could have and should have been a hit.

"Baby Don't Cry" and the ballad "Beautiful Girl" are the best-known tunes on this masterpiece, but it's full of clever instrumentation (including the Australian Concert Orchestra)tremendous percussion and incredible background vocals.

Without any hesitation one of the all time top 100 albums to own.
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Initial post: 14 Apr 2012 21:19:00 BDT
Meles says:
What an excellent review. You have summed up my feelings for this masterpiece of an album entirely. I too would place this in my top 100 albums of all time, it really is that good.
As you quite rightly state the variety of styles is what really elevates this from a very good album to a classic, from the dark and sombre "Men and Women" to the more upbeat "Beautiful Girl".
There is not a dud or filler track on it. One of the most underrated and overlooked albums of all time.
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