Album artwork for The Kink Kontroversy by The Kinks

The Kinks came into their own as album artists on The Kink Kontroversy. Ray Davies fully matured as a songwriter on this title, which bridges their raw early British Invasion sound with more sophisticated lyrics and thoughtful production.

Full of powerful ravers like the hit "Til the End of the Day" (utilizing yet another "You Really Got Me"-type riff) and the abrasive, Dave Davies-sung cover of "Milk Cow Blues," but tracks like the calypso pastiche "I'm on an Island," where Ray sings of isolation with a forlorn yet merry bite, were far more indicative of their future direction.

Other great songs on this underrated album include the uneasy nostalgia of "Where Have All the Good Times Gone?," the plaintive, almost fatalistic ballads "Ring the Bells" and "The World Keeps Going Round," and the Dave Davies-sung declaration of independence "I Am Free."

The Kinks

The Kink Kontroversy

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Album artwork for The Kink Kontroversy by The Kinks
LP

£23.99

Heavyweight Vinyl.

Black
Released 07/10/2022Catalogue Number

4050538813043

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

The Kinks

The Kink Kontroversy

BMG
Album artwork for Album artwork for The Kink Kontroversy by The Kinks by The Kink Kontroversy - The Kinks
Album artwork for The Kink Kontroversy by The Kinks
LP

£23.99

Heavyweight Vinyl.

Black
Released 07/10/2022Catalogue Number

4050538813043

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

The Kinks came into their own as album artists on The Kink Kontroversy. Ray Davies fully matured as a songwriter on this title, which bridges their raw early British Invasion sound with more sophisticated lyrics and thoughtful production.

Full of powerful ravers like the hit "Til the End of the Day" (utilizing yet another "You Really Got Me"-type riff) and the abrasive, Dave Davies-sung cover of "Milk Cow Blues," but tracks like the calypso pastiche "I'm on an Island," where Ray sings of isolation with a forlorn yet merry bite, were far more indicative of their future direction.

Other great songs on this underrated album include the uneasy nostalgia of "Where Have All the Good Times Gone?," the plaintive, almost fatalistic ballads "Ring the Bells" and "The World Keeps Going Round," and the Dave Davies-sung declaration of independence "I Am Free."