- Summary: The Kinks frontman's follow-up to his 2017 Americana features The Jayhawks, as well spoken word, and reworked versions of some of his work with the Kinks and as a solo artist.
- Record Label: Legacy
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock
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UncutJun 26, 2018Everything here remains personal, but it is also a cooler proposition. There's a degree of studio craft and narrative control here that Davies has never bettered. [Aug 2018, p.22]
Q MagazineJun 26, 2018It's a hugely entertaining album. A musical travelogue whose breadth of styles fits the vast nation it eulogises. [Summer 2018, p.107]
Jun 27, 2018Americana II feels like another chapter exploring a still-living, breathing relationship with an intensely complex land, that makes for a rich and invigorating listening experience, heightened even more by the news that a new Kinks album is on the way, too.
MojoJun 26, 2018There are some hammy moments on Americana Act II, but Davies' status as one of pop's great storytellers endures. [Aug 2018, p.92]
Jun 28, 2018Three of the 19 songs on Our Country are recycled from Davies's past. ... The remaining 16 tunes range anywhere from not bad to terribly awkward. A great many of them are marred by spoken-word introductions or interludes that only show Ray Davies's age while imparting none of his subtlety.
Jun 29, 2018Davies still possesses a sharp eye and sly sense of humor, so Our Country has its moments, but they're moments, not songs, and they're overwhelmed by his clumsy dramatic pretensions, which are undone by his reluctance to tie his theatricality into an actual narrative.
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