I was recently reminded of another overlooked album of 2006: Ray Davies' Other People's Lives. It received favourable reviews upon release, was hyped for about two weeks, then disappeared off the face of the earth. I thought it was a strong showing from one of the best living songwriters; meaning it's a damn good album. He'll never recreate the excitement of the Kinks' most fruitful period 1966–1972—how could he? Who can?!—and it's unfair to judge his new record by that standard. This is still about a billion times better than most of the other shite out there.
•Ray Davies: Over My Head (via RapidShare)
•Ray Davies: Things Are Gonna Change (The Morning After) (via RapidShare)
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