I'm experimenting new music about every single day and even though I'm a very tolerant person, there are very few albums that REALLY impressed me. By impressing me, I mean giving me a different state of mind, much more than simply entertaining me. It's also the albums that I can listen to forever and ever without getting bored of. Because even though I heard the songs thousands of times, that feeling is still there on the record and will never go away. There are four records that had this kind of impact on me : "Sgt. Pepper's", "Abbey Road", "The Dark Side of The Moon" and "Pet Sounds".
I have been waiting since the summer ended for another record to fill in the empty space so that I could have five, let's say "all-time favourite records". That finally happened with The Kinks' "Village Preservation Society". What a great record that is, I listened to it daily or even 2,3 times a day for the last week. It's so nostalgic, so sincere, yet very interesting and quite different from what I've heard before. There isn't a bad song there. Even though the songs are kind of varied both musically and lyrically (we have songs about weird and lonely people, songs about lost friends and/or memories or about technology) they all seem to fit perfectly together. It's so pleasant, the "lazy sunday afternoon listen" kind of record. It also has a bit of humour here and there. All in all, it's been stuck in my head and in my playlsit and is definetly the record of the moment for me.
Any othere opinions on the 1968 record?