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Something Else By The Kinks

The Kinks

1967

Something Else By The Kinks

Album Summary

Something Else by the Kinks, often referred to simply as Something Else, is the fifth UK studio album by the Kinks, released in September 1967. It marks the final involvement of American producer Shel Talmy in the Kinks' 1960s studio recordings; henceforth Ray Davies would produce recordings. Many of the recordings feature the keyboard work of Nicky Hopkins and the backing vocals of Davies's wife, Rasa. Two hit singles are included: "Waterloo Sunset" and "Death of a Clown". The album was ranked No. 288 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. It was voted number 237 in Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums 3rd Edition (2000).

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Rating

3.25

Votes

5311

Genres

  • Rock
  • Pop
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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

Very chill, great atmosphere and just a bit silly. Reminds me a bit of the Beatles, actually. I very much enjoyed it.

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Sun May 16 2021
5

Perhaps the Kinks’ best album. Very sonically diverse

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Sat Jan 16 2021
4

Prior to the 90s I think I was only aware of the Kinks from Lola (I knew You Really Got Me but I don't think I knew who it was by). I came to the whole 60s psychedelic rock/British invasion/folk revival in my college days. A fine album though I think Village Green is still my favorite

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Tue Sep 08 2020
5

WHAT AN AWESOME BAND,

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Sun Jan 23 2022
5

I love The Kinks. Especially on albums like this where they weave a tapestry of these down to earth musical short stories.

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Thu Feb 25 2021
4

So far I only new Lola by The Kinks. Nice to know not all of their songs are about a teenager losing his virginity to a middle-aged crossdresser. Nice album, a couple good songs, similarities to the trippier phases of The Beatles. Didn't know Waterloo Sunset was by them.

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Wed May 26 2021
4

I really need to listen to this band more. Feels like a transitional record for them, but it’s still great.

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Tue Jun 29 2021
4

A really solid album from The Kinks which showcases Ray Davies' song writing talent. He deserves to be spoken of in the same breath as Lennon and McCartney. And whilst the album isn't replete with hits, it's an enjoyable listen nevertheless, with Davies' eye for observational storytelling holding your attention. Add to that a solid rhythm section and the excellent, under-appreciated Dave Davies on lead guitar and this is one of the best albums of the sixties. And, as if that isn't enough, the album includes Waterloo Sunset - a masterpiece, not just a great sixties record but one of the greatest songs of all time. This is Davies' legacy - a piece of music that will be talked about by future generations.

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Wed Sep 14 2022
4

The essential Kinks album. Will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy, and Googling what a 'Harry Rag' is...

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Mon Apr 05 2021
3

Second Kinks album in two weeks. Still not an album with hits, but I guess they don't have as many "hits" as I thought. Like the first, this is certainly fine music. I admire it a little more for committing to this old timey music bit. It's less 1960s rock, and more 1860s saloon music. But aside from that novelty, I wasn't too impressed. At this point, I think I'm good on the Kinks for at least a few months. Favorite tracks: No Return, Death of a Clown, Situation Vacant. Album art: Pretty simple design, but I give them credit for again committing to the old timey music bit. The ancient-looking photos and layout fits the aesthetic perfectly. 3/5

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Thu Jan 28 2021
3

A lot of these songs sound like Beatles songs. I'm not saying they're knock offs necessarily, but they're like the Pibb Extra to the Beatles' Dr. Pepper. Overall passable I suppose. The low point was definitely No Return, which sounds generic and boring and has terrible mixing to boot. Suzanne's Still Alive, Harry Rag, and Tin Silver Man are probably the most notable and enjoyable tracks. I will probably not be listening to this album as a whole ever again, though.

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Thu Jan 28 2021
2

I had to watch Yellow Submarine last week and it's a watered down version of that. Also, I'm not really a fan of the Beatles so overall: Kinda Butt

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Sun Feb 21 2021
2

Kinks have some great songs, but this album is boring.

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Sun Mar 21 2021
2

What am I missing? Really disappointing, was expecting more. Released the same year the Beatles released Revolver this sounds like an album made by children. Waterloo Sunset is the only really strong song. Everything else sounds like a collection of bad Beatles throwaways.

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Thu Jul 29 2021
2

Meh. This one's pretty boring, honestly. There's nothing that stands out as particularly interesting or unique and a lot that just sounds like low-budget rip-offs of other bands.

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Thu Aug 05 2021
2

The virgin Harry Rag vs. the chad David Watts

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Thu Nov 18 2021
2

no more Kinks Please

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Sun Mar 21 2021
1

Can't even remember listening to it.

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Mon Oct 12 2020
5

It should be in every sensible human's best interests to hate on the British, for they are the British, but the Kinks are the only band in Britain that genuinely make one feel any sympathy for the country. It's quite a shame that the band is merely a national treasure but they're all the better for their uncompromising approach to music. While everyone was playing baby tunes, they were pumping out hard rock riffs and then when everyone went psychedelic, they retreated into beautiful nuanced and bittersweet pictures of pastoral life. On this record, you get genius melodies and you get simple things. As you should.

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Tue Apr 27 2021
5

4.5 stars, mostly brilliant

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Thu Feb 04 2021
5

Have always loved this album

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Thu Feb 04 2021
5

Very much enjoy the sound of the Kinks. Very cool 60s. I appreciate the familiarity of the sound, paired with the fact that I hadn't heard any of these songs before. Would listen again.

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Fri Apr 30 2021
5

If you told me this was The Beatles I'd believe you.

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Tue Jan 26 2021
5

Already loved The Kinks, it was fun to hear more songs from them!

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Sun Jan 17 2021
5

At least two familiar songs.

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Thu May 06 2021
5

Fun. First song made me dance. Good happy oldies. Good for work

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Fri May 14 2021
5

(Y)

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Tue Jul 27 2021
5

So great

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Sun Sep 12 2021
5

Un obra de genialidad. Brillantes.

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Tue Sep 14 2021
5

Great Album of 60's nostalgia.

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Tue Sep 28 2021
5

Similar Artist: The Beatles

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Fri Oct 08 2021
5

I’ve got this but was great hearing it again- I’ll need to dig out my Kinks CDs!

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Wed Oct 27 2021
5

It sounds very much like the 1960s but has a uniquely calm and innovative charm. I was surprised that they had so much more range than I thought

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Sat Nov 13 2021
5

Always love this kind of music

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Tue Nov 23 2021
5

Second set of Kinks. No bad thing. Yep, it's The Kinks alright. Cannot complain even a little bit.

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Tue Nov 30 2021
5

I liked this very much

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Fri Dec 24 2021
5

Love the Kinks more and more everytime I listen to them. Not a bad song on here.

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Tue Jan 11 2022
5

the best album. they have waterloo sunset

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Sat Jan 22 2022
5

Interesting that this album was not as successful as some of the "Greatest Hits" albums released at the same time, this is the kinks changing their style from pop puppets to the brilliant masters of influential sardonically English pop/rock. Highlights include the great "David Watts" later recorded by Paul Weller and The Jam. The fraternal bickering that has unfortunately dogged the band through the years is writ large by the fact that, another highlight, "Death Of A Clown" so clearly written by David is credited as David/Ray because Ray added the La-Las into the refrain! Love this as a piece of musical history and also an important part of the Kinks journey to the "Village Greenary" that is as quintessentially English as Music Hall, Ian Drury and Only Fools and Horses! Great choice and of course has the classic "Waterloo Sunset" to boot! Rightfully on this list.

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Sun Jan 23 2022
5

Can really hear the DNA of rock n roll in this. One of the rare Beatles contemporaries who, despite being in the same space, sound different and unique. The first time I heard Act Nice and Gentle was as a Black Keys cover, and it took me a while to even figure out that it was a cover, but it goes to show how much they have influenced subsequent generations. Excellent album.

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Mon Jan 31 2022
5

Whereas the rock bands of 1967 were submitting themselves to the bold, colorful psychedelic style of the Swinging Sixties, The Kinks were busy doing... Something Else. Remaining in their increasingly character driven world while others were exploring tantalizing terrains, The Kinks showed that they could still keep up with taut, often impressionistic compositions that highlighted the normal people that were left behind in the psychedelic boom. As the album cover suggests, they made quite the usage with the gray, drab lives led by those who were either idolized or sympathized and often wonders whether or not they deserved better. As an alternative to the much heralded Aquarian age, Something Else shines as an example of The Kinks' obvious greatness. Favorites: David Watts, Death of a Clown, Two Sisters, Harry Rag, Tin Soldier Man, Situation Vacant, Love Me Till the Sun Shines, Afternoon Tea, Waterloo Sunset.

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Fri Feb 11 2022
5

I love the Kinks. They are so playful with their lyrics and theme. This album was a hoot. '60s Brit pop rock at its finest.

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Tue Mar 08 2022
5

Damnnn

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Mon May 02 2022
5

this is such a good album. i wanna say something goofy about it but it is so good. the songwriting is beatles-y but not in an annoying derivative way. i just love the kinks

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Tue May 17 2022
5

A nice mix of psychedelic and silly.

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Tue May 24 2022
5

Another great 60s album of the Kinks - I always rated it above Face to Face, which I gave 5 stars half a year ago or so. The two singles are evergreens of course but the majority of the other songs are equally good and some of them are just as known as well.

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Mon Jun 20 2022
5

Understated, charming, grounded, enjoyed it a lot. 4.5

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Mon Jun 20 2022
5

My eyes lit up when this appeared. It's from the mid sixties, when Ray Davies was at the peak of his songwriting, with whimsical ditties, stories of various characters loaded with period charm. Song titles like 'Afternoon Tea', 'End of the Season' and 'Lazy Old Sun' tells you this is a very British sounding album. The production is understated and typical of a 1967 UK Act with hints of vaudeville, psychedelia and a vast array musical instruments. It's an organic sounding record with lots of standout tracks like the insistent 'David Watts', Dylan-ish 'Death of a Clown', the striking 'Two Sisters' (featuring a harpsichord), the slightly humorous Cossack rhythm of 'Harry Rag' (rhyming slang in England for fag, as in cigarettes) before ending with the timeless 'Waterloo Sunset'. Fans of 'You Really Got Me' etc may possibly hate this but I love it.

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Tue Jun 28 2022
5

Waterloo Sunset is amazing

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Mon Jul 18 2022
5

Woah this album blew me off! It's so moody and cool! Typical nonsense childish lyrics of the summer of love (in a good way, I like 'em). I'd describe it as a Piper At The Gates Of Dawn lite in terms of weirdness. It's more commercial but atill enough weirdness. 5/5 it's soo fucking good! Fav. Song is Afternoon Tea.

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Sun Jul 24 2022
5

Wonderful, unparalleled storytelling, varied sound, perfectly English.

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Tue Aug 09 2022
5

Lovely tunes disguising acerbic social commentary. Fabulous

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Sun Aug 14 2022
5

Waterloo Sunset is one my favorite songs

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Thu Sep 15 2022
5

David Watts to Waterloo Sunset. Golden age Kinks.

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Sat Oct 08 2022
5

Super solid. Great vibes.

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Sun Oct 09 2022
5

Arguably The Kinks best album. This is the album where The Kinks could now be considered on a par with The Beatles. Each song is a little gem that paints a portrait as vivid and palpable as any band ever managed. This was The Kinks magic and when done well like on this album well there was very little on this level. 5 stars

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Sat Oct 29 2022
5

Storytelling and music hall mixed in this is pinnacle 60s brit pop

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Fri Nov 11 2022
5

Fantastic album, love it

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Mon Nov 21 2022
5

Lawd the Kinks were great! "Death of a Clown" and "Waterloo Sunset" are load-bearing songs in the English psyche. This is the album where they really hit their stride, right? Fave track - As well as the aforementioned, "Harry Rag" is infections AF - I had to look up what the dickens a harry rag, was though - apparently it’s rhyming slang! Harry rag -> fag -> cigarette! Makes a bit more sense why everyone in the song is crazy about them - I was assuming it was some sort of miraculous cleaning product! The Kinks also continue their somewhat bewildering habit of releasing some absolutely cracking singles that don't appear on the albums. "Autumn Almanac" and "Mr. Pleasant" are awesome...

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Tue Nov 22 2022
5

Very odd, in that specific 60s way. Very good though, and touches on themes few other bands wrote about.

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Fri Sep 25 2020
4

Encore un classique du Rock 60's

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Fri Dec 04 2020
4

Great

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Wed Feb 03 2021
4

Beach boys vibes, pretty chill tunes

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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

Dope, lot of really raw sounds. Love the vintage textures. Didn’t super blow me away though

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Tue Feb 23 2021
4

If you don't like The Kinks you're a chump

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Wed May 26 2021
4

Such a unique sound. I haven't heard many of these songs, but they are instantly recognizable.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

This reminded me a lot of the Beatles, except one song that kind of reminded me of Bob Dylan. Good listen

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

Good vibes, enjoy

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Wed Jan 27 2021
4

Sound molto alla Beatles, molto piacevoli e coerenti. Waterloo sunset e Wonderboy assolutamente memorabili.

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Wed Feb 03 2021
4

Great album, Beatles-esque but a bit more alt. Would listen again and explore more

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Sun Jan 17 2021
4

It’s good. Hard to understand the importance of albums like this. It was probably more “groundbreaking” back in the day but it still has some good pop rock 60s songs.

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Mon May 24 2021
4

A great album but a little messy. I didn't get a signature in all songs like I saw in other albums of The kinks.

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Sun Feb 28 2021
4

One of their worst of their first 7 years… which still means a very good record.

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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

Bests memoriea from hearing theese songs.

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Thu Mar 04 2021
4

Best leuk af en toe

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Wed Jan 27 2021
4

Heard this before but not for a very long time. David Watts still a classic.

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Tue Feb 02 2021
4

Weird and funny and fun, wasn’t really in the mood though

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Thu Jun 17 2021
4

Love The Kinks!

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Fri Feb 12 2021
4

Haven't listened to this one in a long time. Good album but not my favorite by The Kinks.

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Wed May 26 2021
4

Very cool album.

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Thu May 06 2021
4

Good spread of roots rock and all the styles the 60s had to offer

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Thu May 13 2021
4

I was lukewarm on the first half. The second was fantastic.

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Tue May 11 2021
4

Amazing, so hyped to hear what they would go on to make...

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Tue May 11 2021
4

Nice album. Has some classics from my highschool years. Can't go wrong :)

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Tue May 11 2021
4

I like David Watts :D And I vibe w Tin Soldier Man, brain brrr idk Listening to this makes me feel pretty good idk It's not so much that there are single exceptional songs, but they're all pretty ok?

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Sat Jun 19 2021
4

40. Ai quem me dera ser o fim da primavera. Ter folhagem e tronco maciço, falar como o Ricardo Carriço. MotA: David Watts "I am a dull and simple lad / Cannot tell water from champagne / And I have never met the Queen"

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Tue Jun 08 2021
4

I love the Kinks but this 3rd or 4th among their earlier albums for me. Still David Watts, Death of a Clown, Harry Rag and Waterloo Sunset...classics all. Tempted to give it 5 but gotta give it 4 🌟 saving 5 stars for Arthur and Village Green

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Sun Jul 25 2021
4

Scoots along at a decent lick. It's a good album that can save Waterloo Sunset to be last track.

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Tue Aug 03 2021
4

Loved it - the classics and some I wasn't so familiar with!

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Thu Sep 02 2021
4

I like the Kinks, and have listened to several of their songs multiple times. The only track that I knew off of this album is "Waterloo Sunset" which is a track that I pull up from time to time. Most of the album was okay, but I think that I like this album enough that it creeps over the edge enough to give the album 4 stars.

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Wed Sep 08 2021
4

After this album, I listened to The Kinks debut album. The debut album is 5/5. This album is very Beatles esq.

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Tue Oct 05 2021
4

Aside from one or two songs, I will never rate The Kinks incredibly highly. They just don't hook me like The Beatles do. But, conversely, I will also never rate a Kinks album low. It is always a good listen that feels well worth my time. When my ADHD-riddled brain is able to focus in on the lyrics a bit more, I appreciate that The Kinks do social commentary head-and-shoulders better than their contemporaries. Harry Rag and Waterloo Sunset stick out the most here. Harry Rag because it sounds gross, and Waterloo Sunset because it's a cracking song.

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Fri Oct 08 2021
4

This is my second favorite Kinks album after Muswell Hillbillies, and that is all.

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Mon Oct 18 2021
4

A fruit cake full of tasty treats with quite a bit of filler. I liked the number of shorter songs but some still managed to outlive their welcome. But the standout songs are still world class. A mixed bag.

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Mon Oct 18 2021
4

Like the Beatles but not as dope

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Wed Oct 20 2021
4

muy bueno para andar en bicicleta cuando hay sol

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Mon Oct 25 2021
4

Great '60s band. Not only one more of those times.

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Fri Nov 12 2021
4

7/10

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Mon Nov 15 2021
4

Couple of good songs

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Tue Nov 16 2021
4

Not as good as village green or Arthur but still an incredible album. Waterloo sunset might be the greatest song ever written. Lovely little tunes.

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Fri Nov 19 2021
4

I mean it's the Kinks. It's like rating a Beatles album, it's kinda rude to give anything less than 4 stars considering how influential and movement-starting these albums are.

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Fri Nov 19 2021
4

Pretty pop that preceded The Shins, Modest Mouse, Phoenix, etc. "Waterloo Sunset" is a fucking well crafted song

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Tue Nov 23 2021
4

A lot of kinks I'd not heard - well worth a listen

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Thu Nov 25 2021
4

Bastante bien. Setentero. Pone baroque pop ... no sé. Un rock suave setentero. Como The Clash

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Thu Nov 25 2021
4

Rock sesentero que parece un musical. Curioso.

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Mon Dec 06 2021
4

Kinky for sure

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Fri Dec 17 2021
4

Very quirky and unique. Lovely British storytelling songs. Lots of interesting instrumental stuff going on. I’m not giving full marks though, as I’d say there’s only one Great song on here.

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Mon Dec 20 2021
4

This is more like it! Always baffled by how modern their production sounds. Waterloo Sunset is pure bliss (even if I'll keep a soft spot for the Alisha's Attic version 👀). Fav new track: End of the Season

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Tue Dec 21 2021
4

An old favourite. Good enough to make you forgive them for their role in Britpop. 'Waterloo Sunset' is one of the all-time greats

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Tue Feb 01 2022
4

Love the Kinks, but this isn't a 5 star album

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Fri Feb 04 2022
4

Отличный альбом. До сих пор звучит достаточно свежо и в инди-роке/инди-попе многие идеи этого альбома явно до сих пор используются. Ряд песен понравились. Не скажу, что абсолютно на 100% мое, но в списке лучших альбомов этот альбом явно необходим.

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Tue Feb 08 2022
4

It was a fun album. Loads of guitar pop, with captivating lyrics and more than a few stories to tell.

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Fri Feb 11 2022
4

This is a great album, one that makes you think that maybe what the Beatles were doing in 1967 was not so unique. Nice baroque pop, rock and even some early R&B songs makes up for a great album overall. It even has a feeling of nostalgia in it. "David Watts", "Death of a Clown" and "Waterloo Sunset" are the highlights.

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Mon Feb 14 2022
4

I either really like a Kinks' song.....or I don't care for it at all. 4 stars for always being true to themselves and being one of the most influential bands ever.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
4

This album is full of nice songs and there is no doubt Ray Davies is a great songwriter. David Watts and Waterloo Sunset are the most well known songs. My fav track has to be Lazy Old Sun. Never listened to a lot of Kinks in the past but obviously know a lot of their hits. As an album a whole it was very 60s sound. I can hear how they influenced many bands after this. Im sure its not their greatest album and I do want to investigate them further. One of my fav Kinks songs is called "Celluloid Heroes.

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Wed Feb 23 2022
4

Really good album, I'm impress and I will dig more int their incredible discography.

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Wed Feb 23 2022
4

Starts and ends in a perfect way. There are some fillers along the way but the good tracks are strong enough to warrant a 4 overall.

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Fri Feb 25 2022
4

Though I love the Kinks, it's been a while since I heard this album the last time. Things here are still on a middle ground - the sound is all pop and catchy, but the lyrics are contemplative or analytical. As someone who doesn't have an Anglo-Saxon background, it is delicious to dive into the mid-20th century British world it provides.

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Tue Mar 01 2022
4

Really good album some great songs and a pleasure of an album to listen to only a couple of weak songs that stop this from being 5 stars

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Tue Mar 15 2022
4

patiko, bezdaliai hipiai

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Wed Mar 16 2022
4

A pleasant late 60s listen that at its best could stand head to head with its Beatles competition. Favorites: "David Watts", "Death of a Clown", "End of the Season", "Waterloo Sunset"

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Sat Mar 19 2022
4

The Kinks are a charter member in my all-time Top 10 band list so naturally this was an already greatly experienced and casual listen for me. If you are not attuned to Ray Davies's style of songwriting, then there is little chance for us to be pals of the close-knit variety. They were still building to even better things here, but this is a marvelous collection of tunes.

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Tue Dec 14 2021
4

David Watts and Waterloo Sunset are such definitive Kinks tune. Fun listen.

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Tue Apr 05 2022
4

Tätä en ollukaan kuullu, mut taattua Kinksiä. Huikeen vekkulia musaa.

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Thu Apr 14 2022
4

I thought this album was great. Very Beatles'esque, although it makes sense given the time. I like this band way more than the Beatles, because they always seemed to be one step beyond and do something very interesting with their sound or their lyrics. Not a lot more to say, just a great album with wonderfully constructed pop tunes

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Mon Apr 18 2022
4

I am a sucker for stupid British songs about goblins, clowns, toy soldiers, gnomes and such (think "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" by Pink Floyd). I had fun with this. "David Watts" was funny, "Waterloo Sunset" made me feel good and "Death of a Clown" is so stupid that I love it. Something about the image of a clown being lowered into a coffin is hilarious to me. Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa. That'll be stuck in my head for the entire week.

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Sun Apr 24 2022
4

Part psychedelic, part baroque pop, part classic 60s soft rock: really nice! Would definitely listen again

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Wed May 04 2022
4

It's got Waterloo Sunset on it.

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Sat May 07 2022
4

Favorite song: Waterloo Sunset.

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Tue May 10 2022
4

Let's all drink to the death of a clown!

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Sun May 22 2022
4

Rock sesentero que parece un musical. Curioso.

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Tue May 24 2022
4

Another solid album from The Kinks. Very, very close to 5 stars for me.

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Tue Jun 07 2022
4

More Kinks are always good ;)

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Tue Jun 07 2022
4

I enjoyed this album. The Kinks are underrated in North America compared to their more famous contemporaries.

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Wed Jun 08 2022
4

3.5/5. Slightly above average pop-rock. I have heard better from The Kinks, but this was still a good album.

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Fri Jun 17 2022
4

Good album. At first I was afraid it was going to be too repetitive, but there was good variation while staying connected to the album as a whole.

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Mon Jul 11 2022
4

Very fun album with some interesting creative choices. A lot of songs felt like filler and some sounded very beatles-esque. Still adore Waterloo sunset.

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Wed Jul 13 2022
4

pretty fun!

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Wed Jul 13 2022
4

Didn't realize the kinks sounded so much like the Beatles

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Sat Jul 16 2022
4

Kinks*i su mi jako dragi :)

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Sat Jul 16 2022
4

I quite like a few of the Kinks’ songs, but I’ve never listened to a full album of theirs. I found this one to be very eclectic and jumbled. It seemed like a collection of songs rather than a cohesive body that flowed. I didn’t dislike it, but it was very much not what I was expecting. The songs are exactly what I expected for the era, if a little more psychedelic rock. Fav Track: Two Sisters 4/5

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Thu Jul 21 2022
4

Waterloo sunset comes out of nowhere as a five star song but the rest of the album is just so 60s and so British that it feels a bit too of its time

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Thu Jul 21 2022
4

neat album! though not really my thing i guess, i just kinda left it on in the background. getting there though, there were quite a few tracks i liked

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Sat Jul 23 2022
4

Good album, with some solid tracks

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Thu Jul 28 2022
4

The only song I kinda know is David watts and that’s because of the jam… Speaking of the album opens with David watts and it’s honestly not what I thought it would sound like hearing the jam version it’s a great opener though. Death of a clown is an okay jangly little acoustic song it’s not bad I just don’t get how it was released as a single and got to number 3 on the charts. Two sisters is wired but somehow works especially love the harpsichord work. No return is slow and very old fashioned sounding but I guess its a nice mid side break from what has been played already. Harry rag is probably one of the strangest songs ever but the rhythm is nice ( especially the army style drums). Tin solider man sounds a lot more crisp than the others so far it’s good great instrumentation but very obviously inspired by the drugs. The lyrics to situation vacant are pretty shit but still a well made song. Love me till the sun shines ups the quality a little as it’s a really solid pop song. I thought the rest of the album was odd and druggy but lazy old sun is is a drunken slur affected by LSD it’s not even that good just interesting. Afternoon tea is okay one of the least interesting but most listenable tracks on here. Funny face is solid I like how it randomly slows down only to explode into a ball of energy straight after. The penultimate track end of the season is okay I love those bird sounds it’s honestly a really nice old fashioned song. Waterloo sunset is a banger of a closer to be honest nothing bad here! It’s a good album and I’am a sucker for wired 60’s stuff but it’s nowhere near as good as like sgt peppers/ revolver by the Beatles ( or actually their whole late career) , Disraeli gears by cream , forever changes by love or sf sorrow by the pretty things. Still a 4/5 though! Also go mono this original review was done in stereo and wasn’t as good of a listen.

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Sun Aug 14 2022
4

Supremely smart and sophisticated pop – no wonder it didn't sell. Perhaps it was insufficiently bold or ambitious relative to what else was happening on this chart durnig this seminal year. "Death of a Clown" and "Two Sisters" are terrific and every cut is tuneful with interesting flourishes (some brass here, some harpsichord tinkling there). They all land with impact, for being sharp and tight, as well as awfully clever and frequently fun, with the apotheosis of "Waterloo Sunset," a pure classic of wistful melancholy.

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Mon Aug 15 2022
4

Strong start to album - David Watts, Death of a Clown and Two Sisters all great Kinks songs. A real mixture here of pop, baroque, hints of psychedelia. The following songs are all a bit middling, nothing wrong with them but not the strongest either. However, Waterloo Sunset is a strong closer to the album, and sounds as great as ever (best ever Kinks song imho)

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Tue Aug 16 2022
4

On certain days, I just got to listen to some Kinks. This is one of their best - moments of pure genius such as Waterloo Sunset are slightly offset by some more forgettable tracks. But a fine listen.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
4

Harry Rag

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Wed Aug 24 2022
4

Thought the kinks were a punk band haha. More like a Beatles meets Grateful Dead

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Fri Aug 26 2022
4

This is the first British Invasion era album that I've enjoyed. It still is very much a product of its time, which I personally am not a huge fan of, but still I think I'll give this another couple listens soon

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Tue Aug 30 2022
4

Classic 60s British Rock pop, but with an introspective spin, the songwriting is fun, introspective and they tell many stories across multiple tracks with some common things. Great listen and takes you back, the drums, keys, guitars, all great.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
4

A fun listen, didn't know any of the songs prior but still enjoyed it quite a bit . Reminded me of the Beatles.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
4

It's a fun and goofy album with plenty to sing and groove to. It's what their previous album Face to Face sought to do but much more refined and coherent. Features a diverse range of styles, including psychedelia, country, bossa nova, and garage, but I'm particularly fond of their music hall baroque pop sound, with beautiful harpsichord, horn, and string arrangements. As much filler as Kinks albums usually have, I actually found myself enjoying most of the songs (even the bonus tracks), and for different reasons too. Favorites: Death of a Clown, Two Sisters, No Return, Tin Soldier Man, Lazy Old Sun, Afternoon Tea, Waterloo Sunset, Mr. Pleasant, Autumn Almanac

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Fri Sep 09 2022
4

Very Beatles

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Mon Sep 12 2022
4

4.25

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Tue Sep 13 2022
4

Fun album from the 60s. Sounds kinda like off-brand Beatles. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Overall great album.

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Sun Sep 18 2022
4

I’m a big fan of The Kinks but admittedly haven’t dug deep into their back catalogue. I’m so grateful this generator gave me the kick to do just that. On first listen I was drawn immediately to the more energetic, distorted guitar laced tracks like Love Me Till The Sun Shines and David Watts and a more passing appreciation of the more “jangly” numbers like Death of a Clown and Harry Rag. But the more I consumed, the more I was consumed. A varied and brilliant album. Not to forget that this contains one of my favourite songs ever - Waterloo Sunset. Highlights: David Watts, Death of a Clown, Love Me Till the Sun Shines, Afternoon Tea, Lazy Old Sun, Waterloo Sunset

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Tue Sep 20 2022
4

Se le sai le canti a squarciagola, la vibe è quella

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Fri Sep 23 2022
4

This album is amazing, not perfect but close too it

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Wed Sep 28 2022
4

I like The Kinks. They have a unique flavor in their '60s rock sound. This is the third and probably the last Kinks album that I will hear in this generator, and my overall impression with these guys is yes they're not a Beatles riff-off, but much of their songs are hit-and-miss. "Something Else" is really something else. It's not as cohesive as "Face to Face" and "Arthur". It's all over the place and a lot of people LOVE albums that are all over the place. Unfortunately, I don't. But "Something Else" still has the charm and string driven ear candies. And I guess that's enough for a great Kinks album. Not as good as its amazing predecessor, "Face to Face", but still decent.

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Sun Oct 02 2022
4

Oh man, I love the Kinks. Not their best album but has some fab songs & ends with my number one favourite song of all time. So can’t have too many complaints.

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Tue Oct 04 2022
4

Fun pop

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Wed Oct 05 2022
4

Don’t mind it.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
4

Just a solid pop record. Good melodies. My one coworker says The Kinks would've been bigger than the Beatles in America had they not been banned. I've always been skeptical, still am, but I can see this record being big. Favorite tracks: "Waterloo Sunset", "Harry Rag", Afternoon Tea", "Tin Soldier Man"

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Sun Oct 16 2022
4

Davies’ baroque Britishness and joyful plodding through the songs on this record makes it difficult not to love - some classic singles in here like a David Watts and Waterloo Sunset, but also an array of great album tracks. Good fun.

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Mon Oct 17 2022
4

I mean maybe I just like the kinks but this is such a nice little album. Short and sweet, every song stands out as a story - and although their songwriting obviously could do with a little more time and experience, the majority of these songs are enjoyable in and of themselves. Doesn't feel too forgettable but also isn't annoyingly catchy, overall the songs are just pleasant listens individually and come together nicely to create a very pretty little listen. my only grievance is a little contradictory to all the things I enjoy about the album - it doesn't really require any attention. the lyrics are pretty shallow and the production isn't anything to goggle at. pretty little album, low 4

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Fri Oct 28 2022
4

I am a sucker for classic soft U.K. rock and this album strikes all the right chords for me. Some of the songs are frustrating, with just how “amusement park” the choruses are, but it’s not enough to stain the album for me. I could use this kind of record here and then. I listen to a lot of sad shit. Lmao. Favorite tracks: Two Sisters, Tin Soldier Man, End of the Season, Waterloo Sunset Least favorite tracks: David Watts, Harry Rag

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Fri Oct 28 2022
4

I love me some kinks :)

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Fri Oct 28 2022
4

Great album. The Kinks best

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Sun Oct 30 2022
4

Love Waterloo, Sunday!

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Wed Nov 02 2022
4

This was good. It was like a weird version of the Beatles. They enjoyed using dissonance with their voices, which I didn't like, but otherwise good.

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Fri Nov 04 2022
4

Kind of Classic but great rhythms in it. Still prefer The Beatles in this kind of classic pre rock vibe.

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Fri Nov 11 2022
4

This was… something else! I loved the album all the way through. None of the songs overstayed their welcome and had a nice charm across the whole album.

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Wed Nov 16 2022
4

What a weird, weird collection of songs. Ranging from the serious to the almost silly, the Kinks somehow captures the essence of the late 60’s better than most contemporaries and manages to not sound dated whatsoever - even when held up against the Beatles. Truly not a feat most bands accomplished. This is simply pure fun and imagination from start to finish.

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Wed Nov 16 2022
4

The Kinks were one of the few bands who could go toe-to-toe with The Beatles without sounding like ancient dinosaurs. 'Tin Soldier Man' and 'Situation Vacant' sounds like they are coming straight out of Sgt. Pepper, and the records are from the same year - quite impressive! A bit more rowdy than the Fab Four (it's extremely rock and roll to be banned from touring the US), the album features stints into various genres with most of them being quite successful. 'Lazy Old Sun' is an innovative take on the psychedelic genre, and 'Death of a Clown' is a straight up banger blending Dylanesque folk with British baroque. Finally, 'Waterloo Sunset' really is one of the greatest songs out of the 1960s. Ray Davies' lyrics and soft vocals continuously sends chills down my spine and cements the status of 'Something Else By The Kinks' as a classic.

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Mon Nov 21 2022
4

Wow, this was something else!

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Mon Nov 21 2022
4

Don't look at me in that tone, you swine. OK, OK, I did eat all the sausage rolls, but you licked my scrotum last Thursday and I wanted to get some revenge. You may have out foxed me to win that fair maiden, but I can't stand by and watch her throw herself head over heels into your cauldron of lies. Either you tell her or I will.

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Thu Nov 19 2020
3

Good but recording leaves something to be desired

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Thu Dec 03 2020
3

Not my favorite Kinks album but it was a good attempt at something a little different

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Fri Jul 09 2021
3

its a classic kinks album with decent but sometimes odd lyrics a variety of melodies but always the kinks sound

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Thu Jan 14 2021
3

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Fri Jul 16 2021
3

A couple of classics and the rest is ok.

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Tue Feb 02 2021
3

3/5. Very much a Beatles-era band from the UK. Hearing a lot of similarities between the two bands.

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Tue Feb 02 2021
3

later kinks is way better, this is too samey to the who and beatles from that era

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Tue Jun 15 2021
3

Wouldn't go out of my to listen again, but I did enjoy it. Some nice and interesting compositions, and I like that it covers a range of different styles yet still sounds cohesive as an album.

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Thu Jan 28 2021
3

decent , old normal , nothing really pops out.

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Mon May 31 2021
3

It was something

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Mon Feb 22 2021
3

Always down for the Kinks. Makes me think of Wes Anderson movies

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Fri Jan 15 2021
3

not bad. spoofy only had deluxe. probably wouldnt relisten

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Mon Jan 25 2021
3

pretty average overall. sounds Queen inspired/around the same time era, but not as exciting or impactful. bright and happy mood.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
3

Kinky

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Wed Jan 20 2021
3

Meh

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Fri Jan 15 2021
3

Good classics.

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Mon Jan 18 2021
3

Fav: Harry Rag, Waterloo Sunset

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Tue Mar 09 2021
3

Good album, I like the Kinks. Very 60’s era sounding.

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Sun Apr 25 2021
3

it's more kinks

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Mon Feb 01 2021
3

Hippie pop. Similar to the stones. Enjoyed some songs. Had high expectations for the kinks.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
3

It's the Kinks - but I prefer later.

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Tue Mar 02 2021
3

Ikke noe super interessant som jeg kunne finne her. Mye standard 60-talls rock. Låtskrivingen var ait, spillingen var ait, osv. Ikke noe å ta opp igjen senere for min del, med mindre jeg mistet noe. Waterloo Sunset er jo veldig fin da.

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