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The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (album) by The Kinks

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The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society by The Kinks (1968)
Overall rank: 162nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 863 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 1968 (7th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (29th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (162nd)

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85/100
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85/100
04/13/2019 06:16
82/100
 
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62/100

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95/100
From Fischman
Huge Kinks fan here and IMO this is their best album.

Also, my #1 of 1968, just edging out the Moodies' In Search of the Lost Chord.

It's amazing that an album can have 15 tracks and all of them have something to say, either on their own or as part of the larger whole.

Even most of the deep cuts are solid classics, especially Picture Book and Last of the Steam Powered Trains.
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70/100
From Goliath
The first time I heard this album I thought it was comically bad, a joke of an album. A few more listens on I realize it's OK, not good, just OK.
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90/100
From Brad1770
This , album number 6 for The Kinks is a triumph and quite rightly is regarded as their best album both critically and fan wise . It also sits in the middle of The Kinks holy trinity of albums with the band at the peak of their creative powers: 1967's outstanding 'Something Else' followed by this one in 1968 and finally 1969's stunning 'Arthur' . A 3 album run as good as any in modern rock bar The Beatles

This album comes in at 15 tracks , 14 of which clock in at under 3 minutes and 8 of these under 2:30 - I love this less is more approach , incredibly the tracks feel longer , I was absolutely gob smacked when I saw the track lengths

Not many albums are perfect and this one has some nit picking flaws , "Phenominal Cat" and "Monica" are its weak points IMO

80 English Muffins Out Of 100
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Rating:  
85/100
It needs a "Waterloo Sunset", some song that stands out, that would make this a highly rated album, but It hasn't, and the album in general suffers from It. Anyway, for the songs that are in the album, they are pretty good, consistantly good, and that makes this an above average album.
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65/100
Decent album. I mean it's as good as a bunch of boys playing guitars can get.
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65/100
From jwammo12
I have given this album a fair chance, not sure why this site rates the Kinks so high...
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100/100
Great album, the second best kinks album after lola. Picture book, preservation society, walter, starstruck, animal farm, village green are the best tracks
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Definitely one of the best albums of the 1960s and maybe one of the best ever. Animal Farm, The Last of the Steam-Powered Trains, and Starstruck are my favorites, but they're all great!
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75/100
From nitomano
Favoritas: Village Green Preservation Society, Starstruck, Picture Book, Animal Farm
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85/100
From luis721
Top tracks:
Starstruck
People take pictures of each other
The Village Green Preservation Society
Animal Farm
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