Consolidating the strengths of Shabooh Shoobah
, The Swing
is the first consistently impressive INXS
album. With the Nile Rodgers
-produced "Original Sin" acting as the centerpiece, The Swing
retains the new wave pop sense and rock attack of their earlier albums, while adding a stronger emphasis on dance rhythms. At the same time, the group's songwriting had improved, with more than half of the album featuring memorable hooks.