Friday, January 10, 2014

The Album by Album Challenge: KISS (Part I)

Welcome to another “Album by Album Challenge.” For those that are new here, the “Album by Album Challenge” is where I take a band’s entire discography and listen to every album in order of release from front to back. With my unforgiving and well-aged ear, I call it how I hear it. In some cases, I find that what I once thought was good is actually pretty crappy and sometimes crap manages to age into something pretty kick ass. And in some cases, face melting is still just good ol’ face melting.

This time around I decided to tackle the KISS studio discography. I decided with KISS to only do the 20 studio albums and none of the 20,000 live albums that KISS has put out! Ok, I know, they only put like what, six or seven live albums? Even if they were mostly done in the studio I still didn’t do them. This challenge at times was downright painful but nonetheless it was great fun. I found some great gems that I didn’t know existed and I found some songs that I wish I had never discovered at all. Again, it’s KISS and even through the falters and failures, I will always be a fan and have a huge place in my heart for the hottest band in the world… KISS!

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