Switch Give INXS this: At times, this needlessly reconstituted band sounds uncannily like its old self, with new hire J.D. Fortune mimicking Michael Hutchence's stud-muffin leer… Switch Give INXS this: At times, this needlessly reconstituted band sounds uncannily like its old self, with new hire J.D. Fortune mimicking Michael Hutchence's stud-muffin leer… 2005-11-29 INXS Rock
Music Review

Switch (2005)

'SWITCH' IT UP The new (and improved?) INXS
Image credit: INXS:Danny Moloshok
'SWITCH' IT UP The new (and improved?) INXS
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Nov 29, 2005; Lead Performance: INXS; Genre: Rock

Give INXS this: At times, this needlessly reconstituted band sounds uncannily like its old self, with new hire J.D. Fortune mimicking Michael Hutchence's stud-muffin leer and the surviving members churning out riffy half-songs just as they always did. Recycled as they may be, such moments are infinitely preferable to the strip-joint sleaze rock they also try. But in the end, secondhand INXS is all Switch is.

Originally posted Dec 09, 2005 Published in issue #854 Dec 16, 2005 Order article reprints
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