Well, I will have to apologize for the low rating of this album, I'll explain why: I was a kid (around 10 years old) when my dad bought the cassette of this when new in '83, and I really didn't like it all that well. Certainly I know very well how important the Kinks were in the 1960s during the British Invasion, but with this 1983 release, all the band was doing was creating music that either pretends to rock ("Young Conservatives", title track, "Definate Maybe"), or sappy ballads (like "Heart of Gold", "Don't Forget to Dance", and the hit "Come Dancing"). It's obvious with those "rockers" they attempted to create something that would fill the arenas, while the ballads often reflected Ray Davies feelings of lost nostalgia or in the case of "Heart of Gold" his failed relationship of Pretender Chrissie Hynde. "Young Conservatives" has lyrics that are as relevant today as back in '83, lambasting the college/university students for wanting to be yuppies (which reflected the Thatcher/Reagan-era of the time), as opposed to the the college/university scene back in the 1960s when students cared about the social ills at the time rather than just getting a job to get rich quick. But my biggest problem with the music is it's not too challenging to listen to. It sounds like any faceless music being played at parties in the 1980s. But the lyrics were the most interesting part of the album, and that's something people in their garage is probably not likely to do. I guess if I wasn't a kid in 1983 having to put up with really bad music, I'd probably give State of Confusion a better rating, but as things go, if you're a Kinks fan, then this album is probably for you.