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 1,021 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1968 (7th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (28th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (160th)
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The Kinks Preservation Act 1 Pickwick Camden LP VINYL ALBUM
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The Kinks Preservation Act 2 CPL2 5040 GATEFOLD VINYL NM/G
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Time left: 1h 54m 11s
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The Kinks Preservation Act 2 1974 RCA CPL2-5040 w/ Lyric Booklet - Mint Vinyls
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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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From 09/22/2021 02:15
It's good but I like Arthur a bit better.
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From 07/02/2021 01:32
this band had potential and sadly was never achieve, ray davies lyrics are great tho
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From 08/18/2020 07:59
Ray Davies, an under acknowledged genius of a songwriter, so under appreciated he was once running week long song writing courses for £250 quid, advertised in music mags. What a treat that would have been to attend.
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From 06/06/2020 15:41
The songs alone are brilliant, but the whole thing, despite not even feeling like much of a concept album, somehow combines to make something absolutely special.
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From 02/03/2020 08:27
This is a fun, and very British album. It’s got whimsy lyrics and a somewhat sparse but pastoral sound paired with pristine production and incredible harmonies. Picture books is masterpiece of indie rock pop songwriting and will be the one song to stay stuck in your head for days aside from every other song on the album.
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