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Album: X
# Song Title   Time
1)    Suicide Blonde Album Version More Info... 3:53
2)    Disappear More Info... 4:09
3)    The Stairs More Info... 4:57
4)    Faith In Each Other More Info... 4:08
5)    By My Side More Info... 3:06
6)    Lately More Info... 3:37
7)    Who Pays The Price More Info... 3:37
8)    Know The Difference More Info... 3:18
9)    Bitter Tears More Info... 3:49
10)    On My Way More Info... 2:56
11)    Hear That Sound More Info... 4:08
2)    Disappear More Info... 0:04
3)    The Stairs More Info... 0:05
4)    Faith in Each Other More Info... 0:04
5)    By My Side More Info... 0:03
6)    Lately More Info... 0:03
7)    Who Pays the Price More Info... 0:03
8)    Know the Difference More Info... 0:03
9)    Bitter Tears More Info... 0:04
10)    On My Way More Info... 0:03
11)    Hear That Sound More Info... 0:04
 
Album: X
# Song Title   Time
1)    Suicide Blonde Album Version More Info... 3:53
2)    Disappear More Info... 4:09
3)    The Stairs More Info... 4:57
4)    Faith In Each Other More Info... 4:08
5)    By My Side More Info... 3:06
6)    Lately More Info... 3:37
7)    Who Pays The Price More Info... 3:37
8)    Know The Difference More Info... 3:18
9)    Bitter Tears More Info... 3:49
10)    On My Way More Info... 2:56
11)    Hear That Sound More Info... 4:08
2)    Disappear More Info... 0:04
3)    The Stairs More Info... 0:05
4)    Faith in Each Other More Info... 0:04
5)    By My Side More Info... 0:03
6)    Lately More Info... 0:03
7)    Who Pays the Price More Info... 0:03
8)    Know the Difference More Info... 0:03
9)    Bitter Tears More Info... 0:04
10)    On My Way More Info... 0:03
11)    Hear That Sound More Info... 0:04
 
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Performer Notes
  • The title "X" represents the roman numeral "10" for the 10th anniversary of INXS' first album.
  • INXS: Michael Hutchence (vocals); Kirk Pengilly (guitar, saxophone, background vocals); Andrew Farriss (guitar, keyboards); Tim Farriss (guitar); John Farriss (keyboards, drums); Garry Gary Beers (bass).
  • Additional personnel: Charlie Musselwhite (harmonica).
  • Recorded at Rhinoceros Studios, Sydney, Australia. Originally released on Atlantic (82140). Includes liner notes by Chris Thomas.
  • All tracks have been digitally remastered.
  • Following up an album as huge-selling and pop-culturally omnipresent as INXS's 1987 breakthrough KICK was a daunting proposition. But, possibly because most of KICK's best moments were killed by overexposure, X stands the test of time better than its predecessor.
  • Opening with the hypnotic, twitchy "Suicide Blonde," one of the band's finest singles, X careens through 11 unpretentious Stones-meet-techno dance-rock tracks, including the fine rocker "Disappear" and the impressive, emotional ballad "Bitter Tears." While INXS should be applauded simply for not making KICK PART II, X is a great album in its own right.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (11/1/90) - 3.5 Stars - Very Good - "..their best and most cohesive album, they focus their strengths, coming up not only with tough, state-of-the-art pop but with the casual confidence of a mature collective personality...big-audience rock & roll that feels right for our times.."

Q - 3 Stars - Good - Included in Q's list of the Fifty Best Albums of 1990.

Stereo Review (1/91) - Performance "High-octane" / Recording "Hot" - "...the band's most flinty, knife-edged album of rock noir to date... there's not a wasted note or loose end to be found in "X."...a durable program of danceable, rhythm-based rock that rarely lets up in intensity or impact.."

New York Times (Publisher) (11/18/90) - "...achieves a high standard here--rock-and-roll you can dance to."
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