The Kinks: Songs of the Semi-Detached by Mark Doyle reviewed
By 1969, Churchill was dead and the Kinks, as an album group, were toast
The Kinks’s meditation upon nostalgia, class and loss of Empire sounds like a prophecy of Brexit Britain
There is only one thing wrong with the 50th Anniversary edition of this wonderful album, and that is that it is all too prescient
For all his reputation as one of England’s defining pop songwriters, America was Davies’ inspiration, and it is to the subject of America that he has been drawn these past few years.