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One of the best new wave albums ever
on April 26, 1999
Like many new wave bands, INXS seemed to get progressively blander and more radio friendly into the mid and late 80's. On Shabooh Shoobah they were at, in my opinion, their creative peak. Of course Don't Change and The One Thing are great, but as others have said EVERY song on this album is really good. They all have that great mix of being a little strange, dark and off-kilter, but still very well written and catchy(I'm a sucker for great melodies and choruses). There's also just enough of a reggae feel to some of the songs to give the whole album a cool, new wave summertime Australia vibe to it. Also,because INXS didn't go too heavy with the synths and keyboards, this album doesn't sound as dated as other albums of that era. My personal faves: Here Comes, Golden Playpen and Old World, New World. Don't miss this one.