Kinks (album) by The Kinks

Kinks
Kinks by The Kinks (1964)
Overall rank: 2,233rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top albums of the 1960s (197th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,233rd)

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Kinks is ranked 7th best out of 51 albums by The Kinks on BestEverAlbums.com.

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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From albumceleste 09/15/2016 01:48
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.
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From garycottier 05/22/2016 16:38
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.
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From RoundTheBend 02/24/2016 22:21
Way better than an early Stones or Beach Boys and possibly even on par and in some ways better than early Beatles work.
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From gtroda 01/24/2015 20:40
It's alright but pretty uneven. At least it gave Van Halen a future classic.
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From Decurso 07/16/2014 18:11
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.
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From mlane5 03/30/2013 19:55
Excellent debut album. Good songwriting that rivals the Beatles first two albums (though not quite as good as Please Please Me).
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From davidhuret 12/11/2012 16:05
Flawed but exciting, with a couple of Ray Davies-penned classics.
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From junodog4 07/24/2012 17:00
Gave birth to aggressive chords. A little simplistic and repetitive in their sound, but what a sound it was...
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From Bork 11/04/2010 14:17
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.
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From RFNAPLES 06/02/2009 08:39
Great Album, Best tracks: You Really Got Me, All Day and All of the Night, Stop Your Sobbing
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Best Albums of 1964
1. A Hard Day's Night by The Beatles
2. Getz/Gilberto by Stan Getz & João Gilberto
3. The Times They Are A-Changin' by Bob Dylan
4. Out To Lunch! by Eric Dolphy
5. Beatles For Sale by The Beatles
6. Another Side Of Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
7. Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica by The Ronettes
8. "Live" At The Star-Club, Hamburg by Jerry Lee Lewis
9. Meet The Beatles! by The Beatles
10. Kinks by The Kinks
11. Folk Singer by Muddy Waters
12. Jazz På Svenska by Jan Johansson
13. Pain In My Heart by Otis Redding
14. Ain't That Good News by Sam Cooke
15. The Rolling Stones by The Rolling Stones
16. Song For My Father by Horace Silver Quintet
17. Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes
18. The Sidewinder by Lee Morgan
19. Dust Bowl Ballads by Woody Guthrie
20. Empyrean Isles by Herbie Hancock


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