Song of the Day #4,776: ‘The Contenders’ – The Kinks

Speaking of bands that could use the deep dive treatment… The Kinks surely qualify. I know very little of their work, but I’m a big fan of pretty much everything I’ve heard.

With 24 albums over 30 years, an exhaustive deep dive would be quite an endeavor. But maybe a sampling of the five to ten albums considered their best is in order.

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Song of the Day #2,824: ‘Lola’ – The Kinks

kinks_lola_powermanAnother 1970 album that I own but haven’t paid much attention is The Kinks’ Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One. I’m familiar with only two songs on this record: today’s SOTD, ‘Lola,’ and ‘This Time Tomorrow,’ which was featured in the Wes Anderson film The Darjeeling Limited.

Based on those songs, and the fact that I love The Kinks’ overall sound, I suspect I’d enjoy the rest of the record, too.

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