**** Although I wasn't yet into music (because I was 2) when this was released I can't helping thinking I would've instantly fallen in love with INXS.<br>This debut is fairly decent but average in many ways but I can't be too harsh without reflecting on that period of time aswell.<br>Very energetic and the production I think is sublime, Michael's vocal isn't at it's best and the album in general lacks anything that resembles a ballad (which I love :p).<br>With only one single released in 'Just Keep Walking' you could say it was all experimental for them.<br><br>34/60 Last edited: 16/01/2014 06:27
*** This is a average album in comparison to latter releases' by the group (and what was being released during 1980).Yet it stands up strong as a debut, and there's so much energy from the group, though it still sounds like the group are cutting their teeth to a degree and have not at all mastered or got their head around recording in a studio. Their signature sound is not quite formed yet...<br><br>That said, the single off the album "Just On Walking" is a cool track with swagger, plus a couple of other tracks have something about them also. But most importantly there is a lot of promise... in the way that they can (and did) only go up from here...both musically and lyrically....<br><br>But not an INXS album I'd recommend for new listeners of the group, only a true fan should seek this one out...<br><br>3.5 / 6 Last edited: 22/02/2014 08:26
**** Didn't really know what to expect going into this album but I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed it. Has a few weak songs like "Roller Skating" and "Jumping" but has some ones I enjoyed far more than I expected to like "Learn To Smile", "On A Bus" and "Newsreel Babies". The ska sound while at times is what I like the most about some of the songs is what is a weakness in other songs. I prefer the later material but this is a solid debut. As I said before I'm pleasantly surprised.