Americana [CD]

  • Artist: Ray Davies
  • SKU: 5750704
  • Release Date: 04/21/2017
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Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (30 out of 32)

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ray Davies shows that he is still alive

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    jawaka
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    Ok, he is a great songwriter and the leader of The Kinks. The Jayhawks are his backing band, It is his first new solo album in ten years. This should have everything going for it but it just comes off mediocre upon the first listen. It is not a bad album, it just doesn't have any memorable moments, like nothing to sing after the album is over. Also the album is mastered loud (not a usual result from Bob Ludwig, probably tweeked by the label before release), and being a long album, the stress on the ears wears down the enjoyment of this disc. It may improve for me on a second listen, but because of the mastering, it may be awhile before I put it on again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    How do you rate something as subjective as music

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    Justbob30
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    No, really, how do you rates something as subjective as music? I think this is a great album, better than workingman's café....if you like the Kinks, you will most probably enjoy this album...notice, I don't refer to songs, I only listen to albums because that is the way the artist wanted it to be, I only buy cd's because the artist makes next to nothing with Pandora, xm and the like...I believe is supporting artists that I like.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good to hear fresh songs from Ray

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    Velodrum
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    Almost like a visit from an old friend or relative, it's great to hear new music from Ray. It's true to his storytelling mode with some bits spoken and others rocking. Not his heaviest CD and does vary a bit from song to song. But the highlights make it worthwhile, especially for long-time Kinks fans. Hoping he tours on the new material.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AMERICANA FIRST!

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    JEFFSHADOW
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    I have been a fan of The Kinks since the late 1970s and THEN I heard a song from Ray Davies on Sirius/XM from this latest record. Once I heard that the Minneapolis band The Jayhawks provided the music for Ray I knew I had to buy it. Of course, only at Best Buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    yes as always

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    death
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    always have been a davies fan. i like ray's writing & voice better than dave's. but i also like the 2 together & separate. ray always seems to deliver when he puts out any material & he has done it again. most likely it will be underrated by critics but if ur a die hard fan of dave's enjoy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent album!

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    KKArlHts
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    If you're a fan of Ray Davies, the Kinks or the Jayhawks this is a must have album! The songs are based on Ray's experiences in America and his book of the same name. The Jayhawks are the perfect back-up band for the vibe Ray was looking for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Ray Davies with no Kinks

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    fslug
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    The phrasing and distinctive voice of Ray Davies is stellar in this chronicle of songs focused on Davies' trip across the U.S. Refreshing and nostalgic,Davies sounds re-invigorated on this disc. kinks or no Kinks-this is well worth the trip!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another very good album from Ray Davies

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    david33333
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    Finally, after ten years, another very good album from Ray Davies. This album and his previous solo albums are nearly as good as the best Kinks albums. Always good to hear more from one of the greatest songwriters of all time.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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