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

Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One by The Kinks
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 600th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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81/100 (from 489 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1970 (22nd)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (143rd)
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Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One is ranked 4th best out of 61 albums by The Kinks on BestEverAlbums.com.

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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 81.4/100, a mean average of 80.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.1.

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From 06/26/2022 06:09
Lola, Apeman, Denmark St are genuine 10/10 tracks Unfortunately not all the others reach their exceptional standard hence the 9/10 mark
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From 01/09/2022 21:41
Couple of tracks are really enjoyable and good. There are a few decent ones, but also like a half of not so good ones.
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From 01/05/2022 11:35
Aunque los álbumes más mencionados como "el mejor" de los Kinks son de los 60, este es mi trabajo favorito de Ray Davies.
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From 10/31/2021 02:02
My favorite Kinks album!
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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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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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Best Albums of 1970
1. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
2. After The Gold Rush by Neil Young
3. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
4. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
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