Kinks (album) by The Kinks
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The best album by The Kinks is The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society which is ranked number 163 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 16,738.
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Really "You really got me" is an alien here. Such a contrast with the rest wich is primitive brit R&B that too many bands were doing much better than this album at the time.
Ray Davies would write awesome songs in the future but here the only really worth one is the influentail You really got me.
The debut album from The Kinks is a raw beat record. About a third of the record is original material from Ray Davies, the rest being cover versions. It's an enjoyable LP that sounds nothing like the band would do in three or four years time but a lot of it does sound the same. Most famous song on the album is, you really got me, a classic rock track, and, stop your sobbin', would later be a hit for the Pretenders, featuring of course, Ray's future wife. All in all, an okay debut, but the best was certainly yet to come.
Way better than an early Stones or Beach Boys and possibly even on par and in some ways better than early Beatles work.
It's alright but pretty uneven. At least it gave Van Halen a future classic.
Definitely revolves around "You Really Got Me", which was hugely influential in creating the hard rock sound. But there are a lot of great "forgotten" songs here, most notably Stop Sobbing and I Took My Baby Home. The cover of Beautiful Delilah is insanely sped up and heavy for it's time.
Excellent debut album. Good songwriting that rivals the Beatles first two albums (though not quite as good as Please Please Me).
Flawed but exciting, with a couple of Ray Davies-penned classics.
Gave birth to aggressive chords. A little simplistic and repetitive in their sound, but what a sound it was...
A good debut album, this is a highly uneven affair though, ranging from the brilliant tune You Really Got Me, through the very strong tracks Beautiful Delilah, I'm a Lover Not a Fighter, and Too Much Monkey Business, to the less than good Revenge and Bald Headed Woman. All Day and All of the Night was only included on this album as a bonus track on the 2004 re-issue.
Great Album, Best tracks: You Really Got Me, All Day and All of the Night, Stop Your Sobbing