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This review is from: Something Else By The Kinks (Audio CD)
I absolutely love this album, and I'm not the biggest Kinks fan in the world. The tracks fit together beautifully, lending a satisfying flow to the whole and the lyrics are consistently superb all the way through. "David Watts" is a charmingly comic piece, up-beat and catchy: 60s pop at its best (it was later covered by Blur). The toe-tapping frippery of "Two Sisters" belies a deeper, more disturbing side to this tale of sibling rivalry. "Harry Rag" also has a darker edge, but this time formulated as a cockney sing-along. "Situations Vacant" is one of those tracks that once you've got it in your head just won't go away. For me the highlight is "Lazy Old Sun": an utterly original piece of psychedelic that could challenge the likes of Syd's Floyd. "End of the Season" rounds off the official album just right, with its drifty, nostalgic yearning for days-gone-by, complete with bird-song sound effects. The bonus tracks fit well with the album proper, being of equally high quality and containing the smash-hit singles "Waterloo Sunset" and "Autumn Almanac", as well as the lesser known but nonetheless excellent "Wonderboy".
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Initial post: 20 Feb 2008 09:21:48 GMT
Carl Lyons says:
David Watts was covered by The Jam. Don;t remember it being done by Blur, but if they did, I'd like to hear it ;-D
Posted on 16 Jan 2011 12:37:11 GMT
The official album ends with "Waterloo Sunset", not "End of the Season". "Waterloo Sunset" is NOT a bonus track. "Season" is the next-to-last track.
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