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

The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society by The Kinks
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 169th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 942 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 1968 (7th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (30th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (169th)
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The Kinks | Rock LP | Preservation Act 1 | RCA LPL1-5002 With Insert
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Time left: 31m 35s
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The Kinks Preservation Act 2 Pop Rock w/ Inner lyrics 2 Records Vinyls lp Album
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The Kinks Preservation Act 2 JAPAN SHM MINI LP CD VICP-70007
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 84.3/100, a mean average of 83.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.1.

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95/100
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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90/100
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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From 12/30/2019 18:45
The apex of the Kinks and the truest love poem to pastoralism, matched only by Selling England By the Pound 5 years later
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From 12/30/2019 14:27
Great!
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80/100
From 08/25/2019 16:50
What stands out for me on this album is that although some aspects may sound dated, there is a whole lot of touches and parts that sound as fresh and modern as anything going on now.
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From 05/04/2019 06:56
Feel as thou The Kinks were one of the first indie rock bands. Absolute English as it gets this superb masterful album. The Kinks have some better songs than The Beatles, The Stones & The Who. Why they didn’t sell as many albums I can’t explain
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From 04/16/2019 17:42
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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From 09/09/2018 11:03
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

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85/100
From 05/17/2018 22:22
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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Best Albums of 1968
1. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
2. Astral Weeks by Van Morrison
3. Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
4. Odessey And Oracle by The Zombies
5. White Light/White Heat by The Velvet Underground
6. Beggars Banquet by The Rolling Stones
7. The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society by The Kinks
8. Music From Big Pink by The Band
9. At Folsom Prison by Johnny Cash
10. Bookends by Simon & Garfunkel
11. We're Only In It For The Money by The Mothers Of Invention
12. A Saucerful Of Secrets by Pink Floyd
13. Waiting For The Sun by The Doors
14. Os Mutantes by Os Mutantes
15. Lady Soul by Aretha Franklin
16. The Notorious Byrd Brothers by The Byrds
17. The United States Of America by The United States Of America
18. S.F. Sorrow by The Pretty Things
19. Cheap Thrills by Big Brother And The Holding Company
20. Wheels Of Fire by Cream
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