March 27, 2006 12:00 PM

Other People’s Lives


“Things are gonna change/ This is the morning after,” announces Ray Davies at the beginning of his first official solo album. And while things are certainly different from his mop-top days as frontman of the Kinks, Davies, 61, can still really get you with his first-class songwriting, as displayed on these wry, well-sketched observations on Other People’s Lives as well as his own life. Whether he’s lamenting a lack of trust on “Creatures of Little Faith” or light-heartedly pondering “Is There Life After Breakfast?” Davies smoothly works out the kinks.


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