Released on the same day as The Beatles’ White Album, at the apex of the Vietnam War, The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society was a commercial failure as it didn’t even chart. Nonetheless, time was on its side; this project proved inspirational in the formation of the Britpop movement during the mid-nineties, and has rightfully since garnered wider critical acclaim.
Fresh off releasing their first great album Between The Buttons (1967), The Rolling Stones figured they would double down their efforts with the release of Their Satanic Majesties Request in December of 1967. However, upon its release, this album was universally derided for being Sgt. Pepper lite and an attempt by The Stones to cash in on a psychedelic movement that died by the turn of the season.