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The Best Kinks Albums of All Time 

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Updated October 13, 2018 3.1k votes 656 voters 14.4k views

List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

The Kinks are one of the greatest British bands of all time and were an important British Invasion band. List of the best Kinks albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Kinks discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Kinks albums can be found at the top of the list.

To make it easy for you, we haven't included The Kinks singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Kinks album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Kinks album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know the best Kinks album of all time, this list will answer your question. It's made up of many different albums, including The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society and Face to Face. This list of popular Kinks CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

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1
The Kinks Are the Villag... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kinks Albums of All Time
By The Kinks (1968); Tracks: All of My Friends Were There, Animal Farm & Village Green

Producer: Ray Davies

Length (mins): 00:39:57

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, Folk rock, Baroque pop, Concept album

2
Lola Versus Powerman and... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kinks Albums of All Time
By The Kinks (1970); Tracks: Get Back in Line, Rats & This Time Tomorrow

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, Hard rock, Folk rock, Concept album

3
Arthur (or The Decline a... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kinks Albums of All Time
By The Kinks (1969); Tracks: Shangri‐La, Yes Sir & No Sir

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, Hard rock, Concept album

4
Something Else by The Ki... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kinks Albums of All Time
By The Kinks (1967); Tracks: No Return, Harry Rag & Waterloo Sunset

Producer: Shel Talmy, Ray Davies

Length (mins): 00:36:36

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop rock, British rock, Baroque pop

5
Face to Face is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kinks Albums of All Time
By The Kinks (1966); Tracks: Rainy Day in June, You’re Lookin’ Fine & Holiday in Waikiki

Producer: Shel Talmy

Length (mins): 00:38:21

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, Pop rock, Baroque pop, British Invasion, + more

6
Muswell Hillbillies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kinks Albums of All Time
By The Kinks (1971); Tracks: Holiday, Oklahoma U.S.A. & Uncle Son

Genres (Music): Rock music, Blues-rock, Country rock

7
Low Budget is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kinks Albums of All Time
By The Kinks (1979); Tracks: In a Space, A Gallon of Gas & Moving Pictures

Producer: Ray Davies

Length (mins): 00:41:23

Genres (Music): Rock music, Hard rock

8
Misfits is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kinks Albums of All Time
By The Kinks (1978); Tracks: Get Up, In a Foreign Land & Misfits

Producer: Ray Davies

Genres (Music): Rock music

9
The Kink Kontroversy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kinks Albums of All Time
By The Kinks (1965); Tracks: Ring the Bells, Where Have All the Good Times Gone & I’m on an Island

Producer: Shel Talmy

Length (mins): 00:29:51

Genres (Music): Rock music, Rock and roll, Pop rock, Merseybeat

10
Give the People What The... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kinks Albums of All Time
By The Kinks (1981); Tracks: Killer's Eyes, Destroyer & Yo-Yo

Producer: Ray Davies

Length (mins): 00:40:58

Genres (Music): Rock music

11
Sleepwalker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kinks Albums of All Time
By The Kinks (1977); Tracks: Mr. Big Man, Sleepless Night & Full Moon

Producer: Ray Davies

Genres (Music): Rock music

12
Kinks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kinks Albums of All Time
By The Kinks (1964); Tracks: I’m a Lover Not a Fighter, Got Love If You Want It & Long Tall Shorty

Length (mins): 00:33:19

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Rock music, Pop music, Rock and roll, Garage rock, + more

13
State of Confusion is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kinks Albums of All Time
By The Kinks (1983); Tracks: Clichés of the World (B Movie), Don't Forget to Dance & Property

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music

14
Schoolboys in Disgrace ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kinks Albums of All Time
By The Kinks (1975); Tracks: Schooldays, Education & The Hard Way

Producer: Ray Davies

Length (mins): 00:36:43

Genres (Music): Rock music, Hard rock, Rock and roll

15
Kinda Kinks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kinks Albums of All Time
By The Kinks (1965); Tracks: Naggin’ Woman, Something Better Beginning & You Shouldn’t Be Sad

Producer: Shel Talmy

Length (mins): 00:27:34

Genres (Music): Rock music, Rock and roll

16
Preservation Act 1 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kinks Albums of All Time
By The Kinks (1973); Tracks: Daylight, Demolition & Morning Song

Genres (Music): Rock music

17
Word of Mouth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kinks Albums of All Time
By The Kinks (1984); Tracks: Missing Persons, Summer's Gone & Too Hot

Genres (Music): Rock music

18
Soap Opera is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kinks Albums of All Time
By The Kinks (1975); Tracks: Underneath the Neon Sign, You Make It All Worthwhile & Ducks on the Wall

Label: RCA Records

Genres (Music): Rock music

19
BBC Sessions 1964-1977 ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kinks Albums of All Time
20
Preservation Act 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kinks Albums of All Time
By The Kinks (1974); Tracks: Announcement, Flash's Dream (The Final Elbow) & Announcement

Genres (Music): Rock music

21
Kinks-Size is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kinks Albums of All Time
22
Phobia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kinks Albums of All Time
By The Kinks (1993); Tracks: Drift Away, Wall of Fire & Somebody Stole My Car

Producer: Ray Davies

Length (mins): 01:16:17

Label: Columbia

Genres (Music): Rock music, Hard rock

23
Kinkdom is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kinks Albums of All Time
24
UK Jive is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kinks Albums of All Time
By The Kinks (1989); Tracks: What Are We Doing, Now and Then & Dear Margaret

Label: London Records

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, Hard rock, Pop rock

25
Think Visual is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kinks Albums of All Time
By The Kinks (1986); Tracks: Rock 'n' Roll Cities, The Video Shop & Killing Time

Producer: Ray Davies

Label: London Records

Genres (Music): Rock music