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KISS: The Top 13 albums of the Makeup Years
Unmasked is a rather controversial KISS record. It is the last one (before the 1990s reunion) with Peter Criss credited as the drummer. However, he does not actually play on the album. Unmasked is super poppy and turned off a lot of KISS fans that were already struggling with the disco-infected Dynasty. If you can get over how poppy Unmasked is, it’s not a bad record; it is just not a rock album. It has a number of redeemable moments. For instance, Ace’s “Talk To Me” and the Runaways-flavored “Is That You” are infectious, as is Simmons’ “She’s So European.” Avoid “Shandi” and “Naked City.” Overall, if you tread carefully, you just might enjoy it.
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