Album of the Day
X was INXS' seventh studio album, but for you Roman numeral enthusiasts, the title also represents 10 years since their debut. The decade between had seen the Australian band rise to international superstardom thanks to preceding collection KICK, and the 1990 follow-up delivers similar musical kicks. With producer Chris Thomas back behind the console, the sextet come up with 11 radio-ready originals including Top 10 hits “Disappear” and “Suicide Blonde” (one of three tracks featuring blues-harp great Charlie Musselwhite). While the performances are uniformly strong across this double-platinum set, Michael Hutchence's exuberant vocals merit special mention, and we'll give X another spin now on what would have been the frontman's 61st birthday.