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

The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society by The Kinks
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 160th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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84/100 (from 1,050 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 1968 (6th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (27th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (160th)
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85/100
From 04/18/2022 08:27
A strong album, and my favourite from the Kinks. The album lacks a bit though, with no real "top songs" imo, and the latter half is a bit weak, though the last song is quite fun. Absolute worth a listen, probs top 100 of all time for me personally

Favs: Picture Book, Steam powered Trains, People take pictures

Not so favs: Phenomenal Cat, Wicked annabella
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95/100
From 03/08/2022 18:43
Through the years my opinion on this album has changed, now finally, I can say that this is one of my favorite albums ever.
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From 02/03/2022 12:55
Those are really against every conception of commercial. Under this point of view the Kinks hurted themselves as well... so much talent, why to waste only in singles? some better producted albums (and little bit more lovely characters) and would have been one of the most important bands ever.
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95/100
From 02/03/2022 06:54
Nothing sounds like this. I like it, although not because of it.
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80/100
From 01/26/2022 21:58
This is an album that is as British as they come but also so much fun to listen to. This album has never failed to lift my spirits as it is just so upbeat and happy. This is purposefully created by the group to put you into a state of bliss and they achieve this via the jingly instrumentation and brilliant choruses. It is tough not to be infected by tracks such as Picture Book, Animal Farm and the title track. The lyrics are brilliant and don't get the respect they deserve as well. However, this album does get over rated. It has its weak moments, such as the song about the cat, that bring the quality of the music down. There are also tracks that are just forgettable and when I look back through the track listing I wouldn't be able to tell you how some of those songs go despite countless listens to this album. It is also quite repetitive sonically and can be a bit boring by the end. Overall, if I wanted an album to cheer me up this would be one of my top choices but in terms of quality I don't think it is as good as what people say it is.
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85/100
From 01/17/2022 12:26
The best Kinks album, there are a lot of great tracks on here, but I am just not the biggest fan of this band.
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From 12/14/2021 20:40
Disco buenísimo.
Una de las grandes bandas de los 60.
Consiguen una serie de canciones pop muy divertidas.
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85/100
From 12/12/2021 19:05
85.67

El disco es muy sólido. Decae sobre todo en las última canciones, pero ni aún así sirve para bajarle tanto el promedio porque es un disco grandioso. The Kinks demostrando la faceta del rock más clásico. Mi canción favorita ha sido Picture Book, seguida de The Village Green Preservation Society.

I picture myself sat in a rocking chair on the porch of my house in the countryside appreciating this phenomenal album.
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75/100
From 11/15/2021 19:15
Most here are way more into than I am, so I will have to revisit it and come back to edit this comment.
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From 11/01/2021 22:34
This is a very fun 60s pop album that sounds as British as possible. In some songs the performance lacks energy (Johnny thunder comes to mind) and I find the "cat" song to be abysmal.

However one criticism that i dont agree with is the thematic repetition, i think it works well . Picture book is not the same as people take pictures of each other and Village green is not the same as the title track. They repeat themes sure, but work them out in a different way that paints daily middle class British life in slightly different shades
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