See My Friends - Ray Davies
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  • Summary: The first tribute collection of Kinks covers featuring participation from the leader who penned the pop hits himself -- Ray Davies.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. 83
    Here he redoes his early hits alongside pals like Bruce Springsteen, Billy Corgan, and Spoon.
  2. 75
    The performers on this one likely count it among their career highlights, but those who have kept up with the quality of Davies' output in recent years may well be more interested in what he has yet to say rather than revisiting what he's already said so beautifully.
  3. Apr 5, 2011
    70
    The highlight of this collaborative set is "Days/This Time Tomorrow," a medley of Kinks classics.
  4. Apr 1, 2011
    60
    It feels like a personal journey through the past on his part, and a genuine tribute from those who've contributed.
  5. 50
    See My Friends proves, if nothing else, that there's simply no force on Earth malevolent enough to destroy a good Ray Davies ditty.
  6. Apr 6, 2011
    40
    Davies' voice, weathered but still fine as a Waterloo sunset, is complemented by few here. [Dec 2010, p.113]
  7. Apr 21, 2011
    20
    The occasional highlight isn't enough to make up for the cloth-eared versions of timeless songs found elsewhere on the record, or to cover up for the fact that See My Friends is a mostly soulless, and an entirely pointless album.

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Score distribution:
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. May 6, 2011
    7
    Ok this CD isn't great. Other than the guest appreance by Mumsford and Son which is awesome. However this album did cause me to relook at some of the older Kink's songs and realize just how great a song like "Dead End Street" is. Like most of the artist w/guests albums these days some tracks are pretty good, some are awful. All in all, the best use for this album is to show you that there are some early Kink's songs to look up and give a second chance to. I was hoping that this was going to be a third solo album from Ray. His first two "Other Peoples Lives" and "Working mans cafe" are very good works! Keep the new music coming Ray, the Kink's stuff will hold itself up. Expand