Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One (studio album) by The Kinks

Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One by The Kinks
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 607th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top albums of 1970 (22nd)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (146th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (607th)
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85/100
From 04/15/2020 20:51
Get Back in Line is surely underrated, one of the best Kinks tracks imo. Strangers also is shockingly underrated, one of the greatest songs ever written.
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From 12/30/2019 14:29
Great!
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From 03/22/2019 00:01
The Kinks 'Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One' is arguably part of rocks greatest album streak bettered only by the Fab 4 . Starting in 1967 with the sublime 'Something Else by The Kinks' , followed in 1968 by 'The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society ' which may well be one of the best albums ever , 1969 saw the release of the excellent 'Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) , followed in 1970 by the album . Unfortunately these same years The Kinks were over shadowed by The Beatles creative peak but as the years have gone on The Kinks have begun to receive there right dues for their sustained excellence

'Lola vs Powerman' is a concept album that is easy to follow and tells the tale of an up and coming band craving success ("The Contenders" , "Get Back In Line") who finally hit it big ("Top of the Pops") only to become disillusioned with the business side of music and touring constantly ("The Moneygoround" ,"Powerman" , "This Time Tomorrow" , "A Long Way From Home") and ultimately seeking a simpler life away from success ("Apeman" , "Got to Be Free" )

This album contains not one but 2 perfect 100/100 tracks in the breathtaking "Strangers" and "This Time Tomorrow"

This album and 3 preceding it are simply sublime
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From 10/07/2018 02:18
Terrific concept album about the record industry from the boys from Muswell Hill. "Village Green" is better, but it's close... "Long Way From Home" and "Get Back in Line" are absolutely beautiful, and "Strangers" and "This Time Tomorrow" are two of the best songs ever made.
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90/100
From 09/25/2018 20:12
Best Kinks record in my book. Has this raw, emotive, acoustic quality to it that their other releases just don’t. An album that takes a satirical look at the music business but also a serious one at adult life, Lola is both light and dark in its message. Some classic, catchy singles (“Lola”; “Apeman”) and a few emotional, existential moments (“Strangers”; “This Time Tomorrow”) make this a very well-balanced and memorable album. Give it a listen with some good headphones. You won’t be disappointed.
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From 06/27/2018 01:10
An attack on the fonographic industry at the time, this record really feels like a revenge from the Kinks after their US ban.
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From 03/08/2018 22:27
Was pleasantly surprised by this album, expected simply Lola and nothing else of note but was definitely wrong. Deserves a higher ranking!
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From 02/20/2018 04:39
The Kinks have a distinctive sound which can take some adjusting to. Once you accommodate however, it is very satisfying. Lola is the best known song of course, but they are all catchy in their own right. This Time Tomorrow is my favourite track.
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From 11/30/2017 14:58
This is the best Kinks record for sure! The incredibly powerful riffs of Contender, Top of the Pops and Powerman combined with the emotional impact of This Time Tomorrow and Strangers can't be rivaled. Perfect album!

Best tracks: Strangers, This Time Tomorrow and Powerman!
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From 10/14/2017 03:28
THE. BEST. Start here. You won’t skip a song. “Critics” be damned. Arthur and Village Green are close seconds, but this is the tour de force. So f-ing good from front to back. Lifetime music lover (all genres) and this is in my top 5. Don’t hesitate...
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