"…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.
Jan Ole Gerster's comedy-drama A Coffee in Berlin stars Tom Schilling as Niko, a twentysomething slacker whose aimless life comes to a sudden halt when, in quick succession, his girlfriend dumps him and his father cuts off his only financial support. Soon, he encounters an old classmate who he used to torment, and this turns out to be a pivotal new relationship in his life.
Comprehensiveness isn't always a virtue, as this three-CD set proves. It gathers together everything David Bowie recorded for the BBC between the years referenced in its title, plus a third disc taken from a June 2000 London concert for the famed British radio broadcasting company. Head first to disc two, which focuses on Bowie's in-studio recreations of material from Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust, and marvel at the glam-rockabilly heat generated by Bowie's Spiders from Mars band.