The Kinks ‎– Phobia


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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
472489 2, COL 472489 2 The Kinks Phobia(CD, Album) Columbia, Columbia 472489 2, COL 472489 2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
SRCS 6550 The Kinks Phobia(CD, Album) Sony Records SRCS 6550 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
CK 48724 The Kinks Phobia(CD, Album) Columbia CK 48724 US 1993 Sell This Version
SAMPCD 1766 The Kinks Phobia(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Columbia SAMPCD 1766 Austria 1993 Sell This Version
472489 4, 4724894 The Kinks Phobia(Cass, Album) Columbia, Columbia 472489 4, 4724894 UK 1993 Sell This Version
472489 4, COL 472489 4 The Kinks Phobia(Cass, Album) Columbia, Columbia 472489 4, COL 472489 4 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
CT 48724, T 48724-S1 The Kinks Phobia(Cass, Album) Columbia, Columbia CT 48724, T 48724-S1 US 1993 Sell This Version
CT 48724 The Kinks Phobia(Cass, Album) Columbia CT 48724 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
ACC 48724 The Kinks Phobia(Cass, Album, Promo) Columbia ACC 48724 US 1993 Sell This Version
COL 472489 1 Kinks* Phobia(LP, Album) CBS/Sony COL 472489 1 Spain 1993 Sell This Version
SICP-1486~87 The Kinks Phobia(2xCD, Album, RE) Sony Music Japan International Inc. SICP-1486~87 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
FRM-48724, 88985337761 The Kinks Phobia(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Ora) Friday Music, Columbia, Sony Music Commercial Music Group FRM-48724, 88985337761 US 2018 Sell This Version


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May 8, 2018
referencing Phobia, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Ora, FRM-48724, 88985337761

This is an underrated album by The Kinks.
I was 10 when it first came out, so I don't know what people said of it other than what I read online.

For as long as the band was around and the amount of albums they produced, this one was a good way to go out. It is upbeat (Not the lyrics so much as the music itself) and easy to listen to.

I cannot compare this to the original, but my pressing is quiet and sounds good


June 5, 2016
referencing Phobia, CD, Album, CK 48724
My copy has a different Matrix Runout:1A CK48724 03 C2
Everything else the same


November 26, 2013
referencing Phobia, LP, Album, COL 472489 1

My personal favorite song on The Kinks "Phobia" album is "Scattered", which not quite so ironically, was released on the band's 30th anniversary and was The Kinks last official release of never-before-heard new songs. While "Phobia" will never be confused with Kinks Klassic Kultist Albums such as "Something Else", "Village Green Preservation Society", or even 1978's "Low Budget"—which remains The Kinks highest grossing album in their iconic history, the album's music eerily mirrors brothers Ray and Dave Davies legendary relationship, a connection which is highlighted in "Hatred" which is one of the most primitive as well as primal tracks ever written by Ray Davies. In fact, the video and lyrics feature both brothers exposing their visceral hatred of each other, while concluding that hatred was the "only thing that kept us together".

Much like Ray and Dave's relationship,"Phobia" elicits strong emotions from listeners. I've read many reactions to this unique LP and even die-hard Kinks fans have admitted hating this release. Some have deemed it "unlistenable", saying that they acquired this collection "Only because The Kinks are MY band!" Conversely, other listeners have deemed this record as The Kinks best work since 1978's "Low Budget", praising both Ray and Dave for their open, raw, and deeply moving songs, Dave's Hall Of Fame guitar hooks and majestic riffs being showcased without restraint on nearly every track for the first time in 15 years, and Ray staying so true to form by not abandoning the nostalgic English Music Hall style brought about by his six older sisters. And for that we are left with memories which we may not have ever experienced, way back then…..