"…Everything about this album shouts masterpiece, a set that will thrill listeners for years, nay decades, to come. "~allmusicguide 4,5/5
Konk is the second album by British indie rock band The Kooks, released on 14 April 2008 on Virgin Records. Produced by Tony Hoffer, the album is named after the London studio where it was recorded, which is the property of Ray Davies. It was also released in a double disc version featuring a second CD, entitled RAK, which includes seven new songs not included on the album, an alternate version of the album track "See the Sun", recorded at RAK recording studios,and a demo track called "Brooklyn." This was the last album to feature original bassist Max Rafferty, who was fired from the band on 31 January 2008. The special edition RAK features the same album cover, apart from the blue 'Konk' sign being red.The album cover and name refer to the Konk recording studios in Crouch End, London which is owned and operated by The Kinks.
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Far and away the prettiest record Jethro Tull released at least since Thick as a Brick and a special treat for anyone with a fondness for the group's more folk-oriented material. Ian Anderson had moved to the countryside sometime earlier, and it showed in his choice of source material…