Davies and The Kinks are not as appreciated in this country as much as his English peers of the 60s - "The Beatles," 'The Rolling Stones" or even "The Who." Part of the problem for Davies is that after his early riff rocking singles and garage rock classics such as "You Really Got Me," he wrote the most English songs of the four groups and they didn't translate as well for other markets. They seemed to be from another time in their point of view and their content. He is the most unique songwriter of his generation and may be the best.
I think so.
I recommend the albums Arthur (Or The Decline and Fall of the British Empire) and Greatest Hits, which features their great singles and album tracks from 1964-1966 and is a good place to start if you want to explore this band.