Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One

The Kinks - Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1970 Ratings: #15 / 105
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Based on 74 ratings
1970 Ratings: #18
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November 27, 1970 / Release Date
LP / Format
Pye, Reprise / Label
Pop Rock, Rock / Genres
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A bit too much piss and moaning but there are four or five classic tracks that make up for the downer bitching.
The Kinks have always been consistent to me but they never really impressed me as much as The Beatles or The Rolling Stones, but to ignore their contribution to the early 1960's pop rock scene is absurd as they have some classic and Lola is a great example of that.

Track Review

The Contenders 7.5/10
Strangers 8.5/10
Denmark Street 7.5/10
Get Back in Line 7.5/10
Lola 9/10
Top of the Pops 8/10
The Moneygoround 7.5/10
This Time Tomorrow 8.5/10
A Long Way From Home 8.5/10
Rats 7.5/10
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I think this album's worth is initially gauged by its singles, but honestly the songwriting is so solid all the way through, it feels like almost a disservice to jump around from song to song. It's a very pop-friendly album that somehow also feels most cohesive when you listen to the whole thing in one sitting. It's got some kinda charm.

Favorite Track: Strangers
While this record is a good sign of their progression as artists up to this point to a certain degree, it does show a beginning to a more pop sensibility that would later consume their discography. But besides that, it does have its remarkable highlights.

BEST TRACKS: Lola, Strangers, Rats, Apeman, This Time Tomorrow
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Track List

  1. The Contenders
  2. Strangers
  3. Denmark Street
  4. Get Back in Line
  5. Lola
  6. Top of the Pops
  7. The Moneygoround
  8. This Time Tomorrow
  9. A Long Way From Home
  10. Rats
  11. Apeman
  12. Powerman
  13. Got to Be Free
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