An important album in The Kinks oeuvre, their second effort offers the first real showing of Davies’ songwriting talents. Following the covers-heavy debut, Kinda Kinks features ten pop originals that hint at the longing melodies that would later become a Ray Davies trademark. Out on 140g vinyl LP from Sanctuary.
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9/10 Jack Customer review, 30th January 2015
Although it lacked the one-two punch of the major hit singles on the band's debut album, "Kinda Kinks" is actually a better and more consistent album. Why? The reason comes down to the increased confidence from main Kinks songwriter/singer Ray Davies and the fact that he penned more originals for this album than the debut. It also has two of Ray's seminal songs "Something Better Beginning" and "Tired of Waiting for You" brilliant songs that showcases how much Ray had grown between the first and second albums.
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