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The Kinks United Kingdom 

The best album by The Kinks is The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society which is ranked number 161 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 12,872.

The Kinks is ranked number 74 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 34,451.

Members who like this artist also like: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan.

The Kinks official website: http://www.thekinks.info

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The Kinks best albums

The following albums by The Kinks are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation SocietyUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1968Appears in:540 charts
Rank in 1968:6Rank Score:12,872
Rank in 1960s29Overall Rank:161
Average Rating:  84/100 (632 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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2.

Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire)United Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1969Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 1969:14Rank Score:5,548
Rank in 1960s48Overall Rank:369
Average Rating:  82/100 (379 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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3.

Something Else By The KinksUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1967Appears in:292 charts
Rank in 1967:14Rank Score:5,011
Rank in 1960s52Overall Rank:408
Average Rating:  82/100 (372 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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4.

Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part OneUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1970Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 1970:25Rank Score:2,751
Rank in 1970s170Overall Rank:700
Average Rating:  81/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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5.

Face To FaceUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:2,182
Rank in 1960s87Overall Rank:868
Average Rating:  80/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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6.

Muswell HillbilliesUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1971Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1971:36Rank Score:1,452
Rank in 1970s283Overall Rank:1,239
Average Rating:  79/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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7.

KinksUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1964Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1964:14Rank Score:641
Rank in 1960s214Overall Rank:2,420
Average Rating:  74/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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8.

Kinda KinksUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1965Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1965:22Rank Score:475
Rank in 1960s240Overall Rank:3,048
Average Rating:  74/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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9.

Low BudgetUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1979Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1979:69Rank Score:374
Rank in 1970s709Overall Rank:3,694
Average Rating:  74/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.

Give The People What They WantUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1981Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1981:79Rank Score:326
Rank in 1980s672Overall Rank:4,127
Average Rating:  70/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Overall band rank: 74

This may not be a complete discography for The Kinks. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

The Kinks best tracks

#TrackRating
1.Waterloo Sunset
(from the album Something Else By The Kinks)
 92/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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2.You Really Got Me
(from the album Kinks)
 90/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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3.Lola
(from the album Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One)
 89/100 (129 votes)
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4.Waterloo Sunset
(from the album The Kink Kronikles)
 88/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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5.You Really Got Me
(from the album Well Respected Kinks)
 88/100 (85 votes)
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6.Victoria
(from the album Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire))
 88/100 (98 votes)
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7.Sunny Afternoon
(from the album Face To Face)
 88/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.Waterloo Sunset
(from the album The Ultimate Collection)
 88/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.The Village Green Preservation Society
(from the album The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society)
 88/100 (140 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.All Day And All Of The Night
(from the album Well Respected Kinks)
 86/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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11.Lola
(from the album The Kink Kronikles)
 86/100 (68 votes)
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12.Days
(from the album The Kink Kronikles)
 86/100 (33 votes)
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13.Picture Book
(from the album The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society)
 86/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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14.Shangri-La
(from the album Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire))
 86/100 (93 votes)
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15.Sunny Afternoon
(from the album The Kink Kronikles)
 86/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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16.Do You Remember Walter?
(from the album The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society)
 85/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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17.Death Of A Clown
(from the album The Kink Kronikles)
 85/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.Village Green
(from the album The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society)
 85/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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19.Death Of A Clown
(from the album Something Else By The Kinks)
 85/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.The Village Green Preservation Society
(from the album The Kink Kronikles)
 85/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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The Kinks ratings

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85/100 (from 154 votes)
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From fyslots 08/18/2016 16:22
Honestly, To sit down and listen to a complete album from the Who, Rolling Stones, or the Kinks. Era 60's & 70's When they were all peaking. My opinion the Kinks have them all beat! Face to Face, Something Else, Arthur, And Especially Village Green. Putting them up against even the Beatles I have to give it to the Kinks. Their music has not dated. Great British Band and my favorite from 14 years old till now. If you where lucky enough to see them live only adds to their talent. Amazing Live Group. With Ray's deft hand, writing and front man performance And Dave on lead guitar, WOW!!
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From Gerard1968 02/22/2016 14:46
Did you know that the Davis brothers were born with folds in their gentleman's bits. This is how the band got their name.
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From hoyquarlow 11/23/2015 04:11
Underrated band... In the 60's they may not have been on the same level as the Beatles or Stones, but they certainly were as good as the Who or anyone else.
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From ledemoncleaner 10/21/2015 20:51
Their early work is influential in being probably one of the earliest examples of protopunk, but they vastly changed as the 60s went on. They became a more soft-spoken and melodic group, and it was for the better. Their late 60s and early 70s work is some of the most timeless music of the British invasion. Not a bit of it has aged poorly.
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From Decurso 08/12/2014 20:12
A fantastic band. Ray Davies songwriting was introspective, witty and humorous at the same time....but make no mistake about it, Dave's raw, aggressive guitar work is what gave The Kinks their signature sound. It is also what made them one of the biggest early influences on hard rock.
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From aditya7 06/08/2013 07:25
Davies was definitely the coolest songwriter of his generation. One of the few people in rock N roll that had a great sense of humor and remarkable observation.
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From Puncture Repair 03/26/2013 17:24
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From drakonium 01/19/2013 12:19
My favourite band ever, and I'm no NAPLES. Very sad to see Lola, which is not so good, and Muswell Hillbillies, which is "only" great, in front of Face To Face, which is an amazing masterpiece, though.
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From davidhuret 12/07/2012 14:05
Shaking hands and exchanging a few words with Ray Davies is up there among the most vivid memories of my life.
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From gussteivi 09/25/2012 10:10
I was wrong again, The Kinks were a fantastic band.
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