500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

The Kinks, 'The Village Green Preservation Society'
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258. The Kinks, 'The Village Green Preservation Society'

Reprise, 1968

Having shed their early garage-rock grit in favor of more baroque arrangements, the Kinks made one of their loveliest albums, Ray Davies' nostalgic ode to British pastoral life. The sound is delicate, like a picture of a small town vanishing before your eyes.

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