Preservation Act 2

The Kinks - Preservation Act 2
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1974 Ratings: #76 / 112
User Score
Based on 33 ratings
1974 Ratings: #242
May 8, 1974 / Release Date
LP / Format
RCA / Label
Pop Rock, Rock Opera / Genres
Ray Davies / Producer
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For their thirteenth studio album, the Kinks continue along with the story started on Preservation Act 1 with its sequel Preservation Act 2, an album that might not have the most standout songs in their catalogue, but the longer run time and extensive character building throughout do a good job of fleshing out the story into a satisfying conclusion. Sadly in this apocalyptic tale it doesn’t go well for the town folks, as they fight back against Flash and his cronies to allow Mr. Black and ... read more


Favorite song: Introduction to Solution
Least favorite song: Mirror of Love

Slightly underrated album


This album is kinda mixed for me. I like the album when I first listening to it, now relistening to it for a 3rd and 4th, it is kinda tough for me, like it has some moments and it also have some stuff. The announcements are just there. This album is an album.

Favorites: Nobody Gives, Nothing Lasts Forever, Artificial Man, Mirror of Love, Money Talks, He's Evil

Least Favorites: Flash's Dream, all of the announcements (they're not music), Shepherds of the Nation(kinda, I don't know)

I did ... read more

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Track List

  1. Announcement 1
  2. Introduction to Solution
  3. When a Solution Comes
  4. Money Talks
  5. Announcement 2
  6. Shepherds of the Nation
  7. Scum of the Earth
  8. Second-Hand Car Spiv
  9. He's Evil
  10. Mirror of Love
  11. Announcement 3
  12. Nobody Gives
  13. Oh Where Oh Where Is Love?
  14. Flash's Dream (The Final Elbow)
  15. Flash's Confession
  16. Nothing Lasts Forever
  17. Announcement 4
  18. Artificial Man
  19. Scrapheap City
  20. Announcement 5
  21. Salvation Road

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Added on: June 29, 2013