This is the Kinks' most consistent and solid album to this point. This is a transitional album, about half of the songs are set in the old-school rock ways and the other half point to their first classic album, Face to Face, released the following year. The best (and definitely the most interesting) tracks are the ones that are in the proto-classic Kinks vein such as "I'm On an Island" and the ballad "Ring the Bells." Ray Davies has become a great song writer. Really no bad songs on Kontroversy. The Kinks have arrived, and with the next record, showed the world they could stand up to any band. Milk Cow Blues-"Milk Cow Blues' is as a garage classic. One of Dave's best vocals ever. Top shelf guitar. This chaotic opener was not a harbinger of things to come on this record, quite the opposite. Night and day to what's to come. Ring The Bells-Love this tune. Ray is really growing as a songwriter with the ballad although even greater ones are yet to come. This type of melody will become unique and distinct to this group. The Kinks classic assembly line will start production and manufacture songs of this nature for a long time. How lucky we are to have witnessed it. Just like the Beatles this music is timeless.