Kinda Kinks is the second studio album by the English rock band the Kinks. It was released on 5 March 1965 in the United Kingdom by Pye Records. The original United States release, issued by Reprise Records on 11 August 1965, omits three tracks and substitutes the singles "Set Me Free" and "Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy". Recorded and released within two weeks after returning from a tour in Asia, Ray Davies and the band were not satisfied with the production.
The album reached number 12 on the UK Albums Chart and number 140 on the US Billboard 200. It has since been reissued several times, including a 2006 expanded edition that includes the three omitted tracks.
The album was met with mixed reviews from critics. Some praised the band's songwriting and musicianship, while others criticized the production. In a retrospective review for AllMusic, Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote, "Kinda Kinks is a transitional album, as the Kinks begin to move away from their early R&B roots and towards a more sophisticated sound."
The album features the singles "Tired of Waiting for You", "Set Me Free", and "Who'll Be the Next in Line". "Tired of Waiting for You" was a top 10 hit in the UK, while "Set Me Free" and "Who'll Be the Next in Line" were both minor hits.
|Original Release: 1965.|
|Catalog No: 06076 84515-2.|
|Type: jewel case.|