See My Friends - Ray Davies

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. Apr 5, 2011
    Sadly, See My Friends is mostly embarrassing, pairing Davies with ill-matched partners like Billy Corgan, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, and Metallica, who reduce "You Really Got Me" to third-rate bar-band fodder.
  2. May 19, 2011
    Square-peg/round-hole pairings of the Kinkster and guests seldom jell as duets (Bruce Springsteen), but covers from Lucinda Williams ("Long Way From Home") and Jackson Browne ("Waterloo Sunset") make for choice B-sides.
  3. Apr 4, 2011
    See My Friends will not be a stain on Ray Davies' soul. By the same token, it will be forgotten pretty quickly.
  4. Apr 21, 2011
    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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  1. May 6, 2011
    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. Full Review »