The album cover to The Kinks' 1993 album "Phobia."

Now hear this: Giving The Kinks’ “Phobia” a 1st listen

When it comes to The Kinks, I consider myself a pretty decent fan. I love the 1960s and 1970s records quite a bit. I’ve used “The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society” to convert more than one friend into a fan of the band, too.

I'll admit, I got very excited when the official Twitter account of The Kinks followed me. It's exciting to have that connection to a band you love and enjoy.
I’ll admit, I got very excited when the official Twitter account of The Kinks followed me. It’s exciting to have that connection to a band you love and enjoy.

But I’ll admit that when it comes to the late 1980s and early 1990s materials by the band, I’m largely in the dark.

A part of it is that the albums can be pretty hard to find in a lot of smaller markets. Until the last couple years, the majority of my listening came from physical media (CDs, vinyl records, cassettes).

But as digital media has become more widespread and inclusive, we have the ability to listen to more music that had been previously difficult (or cost prohibitive) to track down. What a blessing! My subscription to Spotify has been put to good use over the last year, especially.

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