The Kinks United Kingdom

The best album credited to The Kinks is The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society which is ranked number 162 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 11,119.

The Kinks is ranked number 73 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 31,452.

The Kinks official website: http://www.thekinks.info

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The Kinks best albums

The following albums by The Kinks are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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1968
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1969
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1967
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1964
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1965
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491
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Total albums: 53. Page 1 of 6

This may not be a complete discography for The Kinks.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

The Kinks bestography composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 16 0%
1970s 14 0%
1980s 10 0%
1990s 9 0%
2000s 3 0%
2010s 0 0%
2020s 1 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 34 64%
Yes 19 36%
Live? Albums %
No 48 91%
Yes 5 9%

The Kinks best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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Rating: 93 (401 votes)Comments: 9
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Rating: 91 (272 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Kinks)
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Rating: 90 (207 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Face To Face)
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Rating: 87 (35 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Everybody's In Show-Biz)
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Rating: 86 (153 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 85 (142 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 84 (40 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album The Kink Kontroversy)
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The Kinks ratings

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86/100 (from 224 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 1% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 85.9/100, a mean average of 86.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 86.4/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 10.3.

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From 01/03/2021 16:06
I've had 20+ Kinks albums for over 30 years, and although I don't play them so often any more, they will always remain one of my favourite bands. My first ever gig in 1981 was to a Kinks concert at the Lyceum and I've seen them many times since. I think their collection of songs is second to very few artists and better than any individual album, though Arthur is pretty special.
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From 04/03/2020 17:19
Underrated band. They had a very long and fruitful career. Ray Davies wrote such witty lyrics. I never understood why thy weren't bigger in America. Perhaps, they sound too british, for some people.
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From 12/15/2018 01:06
The godfathers of punk, the purveyors of distortion guitar leading to metal, but often receding into pastoral English tuneage as well as hard rocking riffs. A very diverse band with a very long history and decades of top shelf music bolstered by one of the great songwriters of all time. Unique and timeless. Easily the most underrated and possibly the most influential rock band of all time. Everybody wanted to sound like the Beatles in the sixties, but listen to any rock/alt-rock from the 90s - 2010s and you're more likely to hear the Kinks at its core.
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From 04/20/2018 23:26
This is the second best band of the British invasion, and quite possibly the most underrated band ever. They weren't quite as good as The Beatles, but not by as far as one might think.
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From 11/29/2017 20:44
This may be the one band that started in the early/mid 60's and was worth listening to up till the 80's. They may not have been as good as the Beatles, but they were just as creative.
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From 04/30/2017 01:19
Dave Davis developed his tone by accident. Fed up with the clean amps of the time, in a fit of rage he mutilated an amp cone with a razorblade, thus inventing heavy metal!
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From 12/29/2016 17:25
Equalled anything the Beatles or Stones did in the 60's.
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From 08/18/2016 16:22
Honestly, To sit down and listen to a complete album from the Who, Rolling Stones, or the Kinks. Era 60's & 70's When they were all peaking. My opinion the Kinks have them all beat! Face to Face, Something Else, Arthur, And Especially Village Green. Putting them up against even the Beatles I have to give it to the Kinks. Their music has not dated. Great British Band and my favorite from 14 years old till now. If you where lucky enough to see them live only adds to their talent. Amazing Live Group. With Ray's deft hand, writing and front man performance And Dave on lead guitar, WOW!!
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From 11/23/2015 04:11
Underrated band... In the 60's they may not have been on the same level as the Beatles or Stones, but they certainly were as good as the Who or anyone else.
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