Plastic Man: I like this song, but it feels like a song out of time as others have mentioned. Had it appeared back around the time of Face-to-Face or Something Else, it would have been just fine as a single or album track. Perhaps not one of their top-tier songs, like Sunny Afternoon, but a good little bouncy pop track. As it stands though, it does feel pretty antiquated in relation to both its predecessor album (TKATVGPS) and more obviously in relation to the upcoming Arthur album. Arthur, in particular, really comes across to me like a 70s style album-rock album, with longer songs, changes of speed and style within a song, and more extended instrumental portions. Plastic Man by contrast is quite one dimensional. For my purposes, since I am a playlist dude, I’m happy to have it pop up in my playlist where it belongs chronologically (such playlist still under construction as I go through this thread, but likely to run from Village Green through and including the Lola album). That said, it will stick out a bit stylistically and if it wouldn’t make me so uncomfortable to have it “unchronologically” situated, I think it would sound better in my playlist which covers the period rnning from the debut album through Something Else. In fact, since we know that the song was actually conceived, even if it was only in its embryonic state, back at the time of Face-to-Face, I suppose an argument could be made to place it on that earlier playlist anyway and just ignore the release date. Perhaps you guys can all vote and I’ll let you decide ! Regardless of which ever playlist I ultimately stick it on, it’s definitely a B or a B- level song and would appear further down in the ranks of my playlist, but I bet it will get me bopping in my seat every time I’m cruising up the road and it comes on. As many have said before, a weaker kinks song is still so much better than 80% of whatever else is out there.