The Kinks – The Kink Kontroversy
I find that in general, I really love what are often considered to be “transitional” albums; those works that mark turning and/or maturing points in the careers of great artists; those works where the youthful rawness is still there, but the craft starts showing through as well, the thoughtfulness, the eye for detail …
I think this release definitely ranks as a great “transition” album for The Kinks, from their early Muswell Hill-meets-Punk Blues albums, to their later, higher-concept releases like Something Else and Village Green Preservation Society.
The big single from this album packed quite a 1-2 punch; A-side was Till The End Of The Day, B-side was Where Have All The Good Times Gone—two of my fave all-time Kinks cuts.
All in all, this is what I believe we generally like to think of as being an IMPORTANT album.