At the BBC


Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
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  1. Oct 4, 2012
    Picking up where 2001's two-disc BBC Sessions: 1964-1977 left off, this 5-CD/1-DVD UK import meticulously traces the band's enthralling path.
  2. Aug 29, 2012
    This collection ultimately serves as a chronology of an incredibly important band as it phases through the good, bad, and ugly of an unprecedented run of magical songs in every era.
  3. Q Magazine
    Aug 20, 2012
    This 131-track splurge still manages to throw up the occasional gem. [Sep 2012, p.116]
  4. Aug 13, 2012
    For every perfectly observed vignette of English life (Sunny Afternoon, Autumn Almanac) and pithily satirical narrative (Village Green Preservation Society, Dead End Kids) there's a clunking, unwieldy, elaborate novelty song (Supersonic Rocket Ship, Skin & Bone).
  5. Uncut
    Aug 13, 2012
    Nevertheless, for all its omissions and repetitions, the sheer scale of this archive still feels like an exemplary work of preservation. [Sep 2012, p.92]
  6. Aug 13, 2012
    Whilst it would be easy to say that the 136 tracks across five CDs make this boxset a purchase for completists and enthusiasts only, to do so would be reductive.
  7. Aug 13, 2012
    It's a vast, revealing monument to the genius of Ray Davies and one of the greatest British bands of all time.
  8. Mojo
    Aug 13, 2012
    These radio sessions and TV appearances present an unique, accelerated Kinks history. [Sep 2012, p.103]

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