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Best Non Makeup Album

Poll ended at Thu May 20, 2021 5:03 pm

Lick It Up
88
50%
Animalize
5
3%
Asylum
21
12%
Crazy Nights
12
7%
Hot In The Shade
7
4%
Revenge
29
17%
Carnival Of Souls
13
7%
 
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Iโ€™m sure itโ€™s been done but please humor me.
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Lick It Up!

One of the best Kiss albums! In my top five albums!
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Lick It Up
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Lick it up
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Lick.
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You know my mind ... and ... I have voted, accordingly.
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changes daily

Usually LIU but after pumping it so much lately a lot of the songs get a bit samey and blend into one

Animalize today
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Revenge
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Today?

Asylum
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Top 3:

1) Lick It Up
2) Carnival of Souls
3) Revenge

LIU just might be the quintessential KISS album from all line-ups. Carnival is a solid second with undeniable performances. Revenge is a cut above the remaining non make-up albums.
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Top 5

1- Kiss Unplugged
2- Carnival of Souls
3- Revenge
4- Asylum
5- Lick it Up
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I rotate between LIU, Animalize and Asylum...
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Crazy Nights is the best non makeup album by far.
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1.revenge 2. lick it up 3&4 tied asylum unplugged 5. animalize tie with crazy nights
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REVENGE
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Carnival Of Souls...
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Lick It Up
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Carnival, no doubt.
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Carnival
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Revenge.

An easy call to make.
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And I still don't get the love for Lick It Up...

Gimme More - HORRIBLE lyrics. Some of the worst of their career. Only a couple of their songs have lyrics that are deal breakers, but that's one of them. Cringe-worthy.

Fits Like A Glove - Bad song. Lots of energy, but a crap song.

Dance All Over Your Face - Even worse. Awful.

And On The 8th Day - GodAwful. A disaster.

Yeah, an album with that much garbage shouldn't get the kind of love LIU gets. So, I just don't get it.
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rwgriffith wrote: โ†‘Thu May 13, 2021 10:58 pm Carnival Of Souls...
Ditto

Whilst the KISS sound evolved and changed over the years that album, to me, sounds nothing like KISS. I get that others like it but it's not for me - never managed to listen to it all the way through
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CStomp1 wrote: โ†‘Thu May 13, 2021 7:51 pm Top 3:

1) Lick It Up
2) Carnival of Souls
3) Revenge

LIU just might be the quintessential KISS album from all line-ups. Carnival is a solid second with undeniable performances. Revenge is a cut above the remaining non make-up albums.
I agree although Iโ€™d shuffle the order. COS, REV, LIU.
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B5Erik wrote: โ†‘Fri May 14, 2021 12:04 am And I still don't get the love for Lick It Up...

Gimme More - HORRIBLE lyrics. Some of the worst of their career. Only a couple of their songs have lyrics that are deal breakers, but that's one of them. Cringe-worthy.

Fits Like A Glove - Bad song. Lots of energy, but a crap song.

Dance All Over Your Face - Even worse. Awful.

And On The 8th Day - GodAwful. A disaster.

Yeah, an album with that much garbage shouldn't get the kind of love LIU gets. So, I just don't get it.
But some people hate CARNIVAL OF SOULS and I love it. I have a real dislike for a lot of DRESSED TO KILL but most fans rank it top 10. You donโ€™t like LICK IT UP but many love it. Iโ€™m sure youโ€™ve got a top 5 album that many hate. Itโ€™s all about different tastes my friend. ๐Ÿ˜‰

For the record, Iโ€™d put LICK IT UP at #6 or 7. I think itโ€™s a great album.
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Top 3 for me: Lick It Up, Asylum and Revenge.

To a slightly lesser extent I do like Animalize and Carnival Of Souls.

Crazy Nights is iffy (there's songs I like but on the whole it's... problematic), and Hot In The Shade is the only one I actually dislike.
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Didn't expect LIU to kick this much ass..hmmm
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Bruce wrote: โ†‘Thu May 13, 2021 6:43 pm You know my mind ... and ... I have voted, accordingly.

Of course...
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Their biggest seller (of the ones listed) gets the fewest votes....
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Ace Cadet wrote: โ†‘Fri May 14, 2021 5:18 am
Bruce wrote: โ†‘Thu May 13, 2021 6:43 pm You know my mind ... and ... I have voted, accordingly.
Of course...
I used to be so gracious and magnanimous, when I first joined this premier forum. Since that time, I've become far more obstinate ...
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Bruce wrote: โ†‘Fri May 14, 2021 5:39 am
Ace Cadet wrote: โ†‘Fri May 14, 2021 5:18 am
Bruce wrote: โ†‘Thu May 13, 2021 6:43 pm You know my mind ... and ... I have voted, accordingly.
Of course...
I used to be so gracious and magnanimous, when I first joined this premier forum. Since that time, I've become far more obstinate ...

I've learned not to take things so seriously. I am surprised by a lot of opinions here but that doesn't change what I think. To each their own.
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LICK IT UP ๐Ÿ‘…

By leaps & bounds for me. It is my # 3 record. None of the other non-makeups are in my Top 10.
B5Erik wrote: โ†‘Fri May 14, 2021 12:04 am And I still don't get the love for Lick It Up...

Gimme More - HORRIBLE lyrics. Some of the worst of their career. Only a couple of their songs have lyrics that are deal breakers, but that's one of them. Cringe-worthy.

Fits Like A Glove - Bad song. Lots of energy, but a crap song.

Dance All Over Your Face - Even worse. Awful.

And On The 8th Day - GodAwful. A disaster.

Yeah, an album with that much garbage shouldn't get the kind of love LIU gets. So, I just don't get it.
Uhhhโ€ฆ because different people on earth have different opinions?

I like Revengeโ€ฆ. But The way you describe these songs is how Iโ€™d describe Domino. Wannabe-tough-pop-country-90s-rock-song with horrible lyrics. IMO. Key phrase: in my opinion.
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Ace Cadet wrote: โ†‘Fri May 14, 2021 7:23 am I've learned not to take things so seriously. I am surprised by a lot of opinions here but that doesn't change what I think. To each their own.
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I love LIU.
Call it crap, garbage, or whatever you want.
Itโ€™s still my favorite. ๐Ÿ˜Žโค๏ธ
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Had them all up to HITS on cassette when I was a kid. Couldnโ€™t ever seem to get through an entire album in one listen. Itโ€™s the same story today. I enjoy a few songs here and there.

I do love the live performances. Especially the Animalize VHS.
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I'm surprised LIU only has 52%. It should have 95%.
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Black Ace wrote: โ†‘Fri May 14, 2021 9:36 am Had them all up to HITS on cassette when I was a kid. Couldnโ€™t ever seem to get through an entire album in one listen. Itโ€™s the same story today. I enjoy a few songs here and there.

I do love the live performances. Especially the Animalize VHS.

Yes. I try to listen to them and I lose interest. I do listen all of Revenge, though.
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LIU
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metaldad wrote: โ†‘Thu May 13, 2021 6:52 pm Revenge
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Of course itโ€™s LIU
Ditto, but reversed.
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nfarend wrote: โ†‘Fri May 14, 2021 1:55 pm
metaldad wrote: โ†‘Thu May 13, 2021 6:52 pm Revenge
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Of course itโ€™s LIU
Ditto, but reversed.
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B5Erik wrote: โ†‘Fri May 14, 2021 12:04 am And I still don't get the love for Lick It Up...

Gimme More - HORRIBLE lyrics. Some of the worst of their career. Only a couple of their songs have lyrics that are deal breakers, but that's one of them. Cringe-worthy.

Fits Like A Glove - Bad song. Lots of energy, but a crap song.

Dance All Over Your Face - Even worse. Awful.

And On The 8th Day - GodAwful. A disaster.

Yeah, an album with that much garbage shouldn't get the kind of love LIU gets. So, I just don't get it.
That's your opinion.
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Revenge. I like LIU, but am surprised at how many people chose it as their favorite. They should have played more songs from it at least until the band reunited.
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Revenge
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Asylum.
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Lick It Up
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in the minority here but i like revenge the most, lick it up, asylum, carnival, hits, animalize with cn way beyond the scraping the bottom sign.
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B5Erik wrote: โ†‘Fri May 14, 2021 12:04 am And I still don't get the love for Lick It Up...

Gimme More - HORRIBLE lyrics. Some of the worst of their career. Only a couple of their songs have lyrics that are deal breakers, but that's one of them. Cringe-worthy.

Fits Like A Glove - Bad song. Lots of energy, but a crap song.

Dance All Over Your Face - Even worse. Awful.

And On The 8th Day - GodAwful. A disaster.

Yeah, an album with that much garbage shouldn't get the kind of love LIU gets. So, I just don't get it.
Criticise songs off Lick it Up for these reasons, but same poster votes for Revenge which has songs like "Spit", "I Just Wanna", and "Domino" which are far more cringe worthy than any song on Lick it Up.
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It's probably Lick It Up for me, but Animalize is a close second.

1. Lick it Up
2. Animalize
3. Crazy Nights
4. Asylum
5. Revenge
6. Hot in the Shade
7. Carnival of Souls
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These poll results definitely confirm my opinion that Animalize is their most underrated album.
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