Other People's Lives

Album Review of Other People's Lives by Ray Davies.

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Other People's Lives

Ray Davies

Other People's Lives by Ray Davies

Release Date: Feb 21, 2006
Record label: V2
Genre(s): Rock

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Other People's Lives - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 80
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As he states in his wonderful liner notes -- where he details the recording circumstances for each cut, plus the album at large -- Other People's Lives is no concept album, but there are themes that hold it together. Davies tackles mortality and, one of his favorite themes, domesticity, head-on here, and his wit and wry critical eye remain intact. As an album, Other People's Lives may occasionally lag in momentum, but song for song, this is his strongest set of material since Low Budget, but a better comparison may be Misfits.

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