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The Best Kinks Albums of All Time

Updated October 13, 2018 3.5k votes 688 voters 15.1k views

List RulesThis 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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  • The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society1

    ArtistThe Kinks

    ProducerRay Davies

    TracksAll of My Friends Were There, Animal Farm, Village Green

    Length (mins)00:39:57

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

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  • Arthur or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire2

    ArtistThe Kinks

    TracksShangri‐La, Yes Sir, No Sir

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

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  • Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One3

    ArtistThe Kinks

    TracksGet Back in Line, Rats, This Time Tomorrow

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

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  • Something Else by The Kinks4

    ArtistThe Kinks

    ProducerShel Talmy, Ray Davies

    TracksNo Return, Harry Rag, Waterloo Sunset

    Length (mins)00:36:36

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

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  • Face to Face5
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    ArtistThe Kinks

    ProducerShel Talmy

    TracksRainy Day in June, You’re Lookin’ Fine, Holiday in Waikiki

    Length (mins)00:38:21

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

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  • Give the People What They Want6

    ArtistThe Kinks

    ProducerRay Davies

    TracksKiller's Eyes, Destroyer, Yo-Yo

    Length (mins)00:40:58

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • The Kink Kontroversy7

    ArtistThe Kinks

    ProducerShel Talmy

    TracksRing the Bells, Where Have All the Good Times Gone, I’m on an Island

    Length (mins)00:29:51

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

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  • Low Budget8
    97
    49

    ArtistThe Kinks

    ProducerRay Davies

    TracksIn a Space, A Gallon of Gas, Moving Pictures

    Length (mins)00:41:23

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Hard rock

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  • Muswell Hillbillies9

    ArtistThe Kinks

    TracksHoliday, Oklahoma U.S.A., Uncle Son

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

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  • Sleepwalker10
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    ArtistThe Kinks

    ProducerRay Davies

    TracksMr. Big Man, Sleepless Night, Full Moon

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • Soap Opera11
    90
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    ArtistThe Kinks

    TracksUnderneath the Neon Sign, You Make It All Worthwhile, Ducks on the Wall

    LabelRCA Records

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • Kinks12
    75
    38

    Kinks

    1964

    ArtistThe Kinks

    TracksI’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

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  • State of Confusion13

    ArtistThe Kinks

    TracksClichés of the World (B Movie), Don't Forget to Dance, Property

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Pop music

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  • Kinda Kinks14
    61
    33

    ArtistThe Kinks

    ProducerShel Talmy

    TracksNaggin’ Woman, Something Better Beginning, You Shouldn’t Be Sad

    Length (mins)00:27:34

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Rock and roll

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  • Misfits15
    90
    87

    ArtistThe Kinks

    ProducerRay Davies

    TracksGet Up, In a Foreign Land, Misfits

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • Preservation Act 116

    ArtistThe Kinks

    TracksDaylight, Demolition, Morning Song

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • Word of Mouth17

    ArtistThe Kinks

    TracksMissing Persons, Summer's Gone, Too Hot

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • BBC Sessions 1964-197718
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  • Preservation Act 219

    ArtistThe Kinks

    TracksAnnouncement, Flash's Dream (The Final Elbow), Announcement

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • Schoolboys in Disgrace22

    ArtistThe Kinks

    ProducerRay Davies

    TracksSchooldays, Education, The Hard Way

    Length (mins)00:36:43

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

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  • Percy23
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  • Think Visual24
    24
    37

    ArtistThe Kinks

    ProducerRay Davies

    TracksRock 'n' Roll Cities, The Video Shop, Killing Time

    LabelLondon Records

    Genres (Music)Rock music

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  • Phobia25
    23
    35

    Phobia

    1993

    ArtistThe Kinks

    ProducerRay Davies

    TracksDrift Away, Wall of Fire, Somebody Stole My Car

    Length (mins)01:16:17

    LabelColumbia

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Hard rock

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