The Swing (studio album) by INXS

The Swing by INXS
Year: 1984
Overall rank: 2,791st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
70/100 (from 102 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1984 (49th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (437th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,791st)
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INXS bestography

The Swing is ranked 2nd best out of 17 albums by INXS on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by INXS is Kick which is ranked number 718 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,586.

INXS album bestography « Higher ranked (718th) This album (2,791st) Lower ranked (3,538th) »
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The Swing track list

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70/100 (from 102 votes)
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From 06/27/2019 05:51
A great album by INXS that was on high rotation when I was young. Original Sin, Send A Message and Dancing On The Jetty are great rock songs. The drums at the end of All The Voices is amazing.
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From 06/22/2019 22:04
not so well known outside Aus, but their best album IMO.
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From 02/10/2017 12:51
This is a great album and very underated, once you hear it you say "oh that song" and so on, it's kinda strange how it doesn't get the same kind of ratings or fame as kick, the album is good in the regard that it has some very well known tracks, you could say it's a hidden gem of Inxs albums.
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85/100
From 10/05/2016 20:34
Quality songs throughout in the main but not quite as good as Shabooh Shoobah in my mind. Probably aged better than Kick though. Love I Send A Message, Burn For You and Love Is (What I Say) - not so keen on Face The Change, the probable low point. Behind Listen Like Thieves and Shobooh Shoobah, but not by much.
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90/100
From 10/05/2016 12:05
An imaginative and well produced set of songs. Excellent use of synthesizers throughout and whilst some turn up their nose at INXS I'd listen to The Swing over Violator or Disintergration any day of the week
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From 07/04/2015 23:15
Definitely among the best pop/rock albums by an Autralian band. Deserves a much wider audience
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From 12/03/2014 01:10
Underrated among the charts in 1984, a very good album by INXS. A lot of catchy songs that's fun to listen to
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From 09/08/2014 03:36
Best Track: Original Sin
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95/100
From 11/25/2013 10:06
The most talked about album in Australia during the 80's. If u didn't own it you weren't cool . It's a classic for so many reasons but more so in OZ than the rest of the world
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From 08/20/2012 21:09
The Swing is the last album of its kind from INXS as the band would later shed their Australian trademarks for a more straightforward rock sound. Like its predecessors, The Swing is awash in synthesizers in combination with rock and R&B/Funk grooves (best example is "Send A Message" and "Burn For You"). While "Original Sin" was the group's first #1 in Australia (and deservedly so), the highlights of the album are the album tracks "Johnson's Aeroplane," an ode to life in the Outback, and "Love Is (What I Say)," a Roxy Music-like piece with flourishes of tribal beats. Arguably INXS's best album. The key is repeated listens.
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Best Albums of 1984
1. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
2. The Smiths by The Smiths
3. Ride The Lightning by Metallica
4. Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
5. Let It Be by The Replacements
6. Hatful Of Hollow by The Smiths
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9. Legend by Bob Marley & The Wailers
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13. Ocean Rain by Echo & The Bunnymen
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16. 1984 by Van Halen
17. Diamond Life by Sade
18. Meat Puppets II by Meat Puppets
19. Rattlesnakes by Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
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