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KISS: The Top 13 albums of the Makeup Years
This album does not have any huge singles on it, but this is probably KISS’s best-written record. The songs are well-structured and really catchy. However, the audio-quality is inferior to the rest of the KISS catalogue. It sounds too low-fi, especially in the drum production. Fortunately, many of the album’s tracks received a sonic upgrade on their Alive! “live” versions. Don’t miss great under-appreciated songs like Gene Simmons’ ballad “Goin’ Blind” which might be the most nonsexual song he’s ever written (though it’s still pretty sexual). Hotter Than Hell is an essential KISS record; it’s just a shame that it was not recorded as well as the rest of their catalogue.
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