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Phobia by The Kinks
Released: Mar 1993
Label: Columbia
Phobia is an eccentric Kinks album and is the closest this band came to heavy metal. Riff-heavy and lumbering, songs such as "Wall of Fire" and "Still Searching" conjure up the antics of AC/DC and Alice Cooper. Ray Davies seems to have become a disgruntled elder statesman as he grumbles about death, disillusionment, stolen cars and his brother. It's worth a listen just to see what it's like when a skilled wordsmith goes off the rails.
Jaan Uhelszki
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