Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)

The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)
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Based on 2 reviews
1969 Ratings: #25 / 88
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Based on 51 ratings
1969 Ratings: #23
October 10, 1969 / Release Date
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Pye, Reprise / Label
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dearsongs
100
Comfortably my favorite Kinks album, and being that they have 4 albums that I love, this has to get one of my elusive 100's. 'Some Mother's Son' is one of the most effective anti-war songs ever written. Over so many listens I have grown to love this album from start to finish. Simply excellent and essential.

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Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) extends the British-oriented themes of Village Green Preservation Society, telling the story of a London man's ... read more
Doofy
82
I like The Kinks, a bit more convincingly irreverent and rocking than The Beatles of 1969

Still, I don’t feel they are delivering classic song after classic song here - there are a few more forgettable moments.

‘Shangri-La’ and ‘Churchill’ back to back seems like an obvious high point.
CheapandLethal
70
Worth a listen
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