The Kinks

Do talk back
User avatar
Jock
Posts: 9440
Joined: 31 Dec 2005, 10:59
Location: Guid aul' Killie

The Kinks

Postby Jock » 28 May 2022, 15:09

Hi all. I have all The Kinks albums up to Muswell Hillbillies. Any other albums worth investigating?
Always Cheated Never Defeated

User avatar
Tom Waits For No One
Posts: 5822
Joined: 14 Nov 2014, 08:05

Re: The Kinks

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 28 May 2022, 15:51

Good to see/hear from you!
Preservation Act Vol.1 is worth a listen John.
Give a shit or be a shit.

User avatar
robertff
Posts: 8542
Joined: 20 Jul 2003, 06:59

Re: The Kinks

Postby robertff » 28 May 2022, 16:27

Interesting question. You’ve definitely got the ones to have already but of everything that came after Muswell Hillbillies it becomes a little more problematic.

I think I have most of the albums after MH, all of them have something worth having on them but to fully recommend any becomes a difficulty. If you look at a site like allmusic.com very few of the 70s’+ Kinks’ albums ever get more that a 3* recommendation from allmusic yet on the user ratings side most have at least 4*, which makes it confusing. I know you don’t need to take any notice of what music site reviewers say but it is a guide. Other reviewers like Colin Larkin rate many of them higher such as Kink Kronikles, The Great Lost Kinks Album, Schoolboys In Disgrace, Sleepwalker, Misfits, Low Budget, State of Confusion, Phobia and To The Bone.

As I said they all have something worthy about them but if you’re searching for another Face To Face, Something Else, Village Green and Arthur you might be a little disappointed. I like the later albums but not as much as the mid 60s’ to early 70s’ albums.


.

User avatar
Charlie O.
Posts: 43548
Joined: 21 Jul 2003, 19:53
Location: In-A-Badda-La-Wadda, bay-beh

Re: The Kinks

Postby Charlie O. » 28 May 2022, 16:45

What robertff said, basically. (The Kink Kronikles and The Great Lost Kinks Album are comps and To The Bone mostly live/remakes, just to be clear.)
Image

User avatar
GoogaMooga
custodian of oldies
Posts: 28900
Joined: 28 Sep 2010, 05:23
Location: Denmark

Re: The Kinks

Postby GoogaMooga » 28 May 2022, 17:01

The Kink Kronikles is the Kinks album I have played the most.
"When the desert comes, people will be sad; just as Cannery Row was sad when all the pilchards were caught and canned and eaten." - John Steinbeck

User avatar
Matt Wilson
Psychedelic Cowpunk
Posts: 31888
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 20:18
Location: Edge of a continent

Re: The Kinks

Postby Matt Wilson » 29 May 2022, 02:19

Jock, the very next one, Everybody's in Show-biz is pretty good too.
Johnny Coan, describing the members of Preludin with no irony whatsofuckingever:
"Dopey lethargic cunts sitting around the table waiting to be fed."

User avatar
Jock
Posts: 9440
Joined: 31 Dec 2005, 10:59
Location: Guid aul' Killie

Re: The Kinks

Postby Jock » 29 May 2022, 14:57

Cheers guys
Always Cheated Never Defeated

User avatar
pcqgod
Posts: 19068
Joined: 11 Apr 2010, 07:23
Location: Ohio

Re: The Kinks

Postby pcqgod » 29 May 2022, 19:06

My favorites after Muswell Hillbillies are:

Schoolboys in Disgrace
Misfits
State of Confusion
Word of Mouth
One for the Road (live)

The ones I would recommend skipping are:

Everybody's in Showbiz
Low Budget
Give the People What They Want
Think Visual
Where would rock 'n' roll be without feedback?

User avatar
Charlie O.
Posts: 43548
Joined: 21 Jul 2003, 19:53
Location: In-A-Badda-La-Wadda, bay-beh

Re: The Kinks

Postby Charlie O. » 30 May 2022, 17:55

I love the live half of Everybody's In Showbiz - too loose and woozy for some, I'm sure, but I think it's a real hoot. (WAY more fun than they were the two times I saw them in the '80s.) The studio half - mostly songs about the touring life and the vagaries of pop stardom - has its moments, but I always think of Kinks kronikler John Mendelssohn saying that the theme of the album "can be summed up in three words: bitch, bitch, bitch."
Image