My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die
Brief Background: Something Else was recorded over a year long period from April 1966 to July 1967. It was subsequently released in September of 1967.
What I think: The more albums I hear from The Kinks, the more I realize I’m just not a fan. The quirky English humor does nothing for me, I get nothing out of the characters in the songs and although they have a specialized pop-rock sound the hooks don’t do anything for me.
Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? I have a hard time saying an album like this shouldn’t be included, since it is just a personal feeling of dislike. It’s well done though and I sort of see were this could have influenced The Beatles on the second side of Abbey Road, so I think it should be here.
Rating (Out of 5): 2.5
Amazon Review (Out of 5):4.5
Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (80/102)
Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 78%