February 8, 2011

100 Best Albums of the 60's

This site has compiled over 2,100 Best-Of lists in an attempt to create a master list of the greatest albums of all time (including rock, pop, jazz, vocalists, etc).  Interesting, and pretty much right on.  Nice mix of the 'unquestionables' and critical darling cult bands, a few even I'm not familiar with.

Here's their Master list of 100 best albums of the 1960's.
  1. The Beatles, Revolver
  2. The Beatles, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  3. The Beatles, Abbey Road
  4. The Beatles, The Beatles (aka The White Album) 
  5. The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground and Nico
  6. The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds
  7. Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited
  8. The Beatles, Rubber Soul
  9. Bob Dylan, Blonde on Blonde
  10. The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Are You Experienced?
  11. The Doors, The Doors
  12. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II
  13. The Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed
  14. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin
  15. Van Morrison, Astral Weeks
  16. The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Electric Ladyland
  17. Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home
  18. Love, Forever Changes
  19. The Beatles, Magical Mystery Tour
  20. King Crimson, In the Court of the Crimson King
  21. John Coltrane, A Love Supreme
  22. The Rolling Stones, Beggars Banquet
  23. The Zombies, Odessey and Oracle
  24. The Who, Tommy
  25. The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground
  26. Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band, Trout Mask Replica
  27. Cream, Disraeli Gears
  28. The Kinks, Village Green Preservation Society
  29. The Velvet Underground, White Light/White Heat
  30. The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Axis: Bold As Love
  31. Johnny Cash, At Folsom Prison
  32. The Band, The Band
  33. Bob Dylan, The Freewheeling Bob Dylan
  34. Pink Floyd, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
  35. The Band, Music From Big Pink
  36. Leonard Cohen, Songs of Leonard Cohen
  37. Charles Mingus, The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
  38. The Beatles, Help!
  39. The Beatles, A Hard Day's Night
  40. The Who, The Who Sell Out
  41. Nick Drake, Five Leaves Left
  42. Jefferson Airplane, Surrealistic Pillow
  43. Neil Young, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
  44. Frank Zappa, Hot Rats
  45. The Kinks, Arthur, or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire
  46. Otis Redding, Otis Blue
  47. The Kinks, Something Else
  48. The Beatles, Please Please Me
  49. Robert Johnson, King of the Delta Blues Singers
  50. Aretha Franklin, I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
  51. The Rolling Stones, Aftermath
  52. The Doors, Strange Days
  53. James Brown, Live at the Apollo
  54. The Stooges, The Stooges
  55. Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band, Safe As Milk
  56. Miles Davis, In a Silent Way
  57. The Moody Blues, Days of Future Passed
  58. Crosby Stills & Nash, Crosby Stills & Nash
  59. Blind Faith, Blind Faith
  60. The Mothers of Invention, We're Only In It For The Money
  61. Nico, Chelsea Girl
  62. Simon and Garfunkel, Bookends
  63. Dusty Springfield, Dusty in Memphis
  64. The Mothers of Invention, Freak Out
  65. Creedence Clearwater Revival, Green River
  66. John Coltrane, Ascension
  67. The Who, My Generation
  68. Miles Davis, Sketches of Spain
  69. The Monks, Black Monk Time
  70. The Red Crayola, Parable of Arable Land
  71. The Doors, Waiting for the Sun
  72. Bob Dylan, The Times They Are a'Changing
  73. The Beatles, Beatles for Sale
  74. Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto, Getz/Gilberto
  75. David Bowie, Space Oddity
  76. Eric Dolphy, Out To Lunch
  77. Albert Ayler, Spiritual Unity
  78. Simon and Garfunkel, Sounds of Silence
  79. Bob Dylan, Nashville Skyline
  80. Grateful Dead, Live/Dead
  81. Sly and the Family Stone, Stand!
  82. Simon and Garfunkel, Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme
  83. MC5, Kick Out the Jams
  84. Pink Floyd, A Saucerful of Secrets
  85. Elvis Presley, From Elvis in Memphis
  86. Fleetwood Mac, Fleetwood Mac (1968)
  87. Tim Buckley, Goodbye and Hello
  88. The United States of America, The United States of America
  89. Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bayou Country
  90. Johnny Cash, At San Quentin
  91. The Mamas and the Papas, If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears
  92. The Byrds, The Notorious Byrd Brothers
  93. Bob Dylan, Another Side of Bob Dylan
  94. Bob Dylan, John Wesley Harding
  95. The 13th Floor Elevators, The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators
  96. Cecil Taylor, Unit Structures
  97. The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Gilded Palace of Sin
  98. Aretha Franklin, Lady Soul
  99. The Byrds, Sweetheart of the Rodeo
  100. The Pretty Things, S.F. Sorrow