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Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Top 100 Albums of the 1960s

You can check out the top albums of all time or for other decades by clicking here. These are the top 100 albums of the 1960s according to Dave’s Music Database. Just how much do the sixties dominate the album landscape? Well, all 100 of these albums make the DMDB’s Top 1000 Albums of All Time and 22 albums also make the Top 100 Albums of All Time list. Oh, and if you don’t like The Beatles, you might as well not look at this list at all.

Note: Links go to DMDB web pages focused on the specific album. On those pages, you’ll find a review of the album, track listing, rating, chart peaks, sales figures, and more!

1. The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. The Beatles Revolver (1966)
3. The Beatles The Beatles (aka “The White Album”) (1968)
4. The Beatles Abbey Road (1969)
5. The Beach Boys Pet Sounds (1966)
6. The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced? (1967)
7. The Velvet Underground and Nico The Velvet Underground and Nico (1967)
8. The Beatles Rubber Soul (1965)
9. The Doors The Doors (1965)
10. Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde (1966)

11. The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland (1968)
12. Van Morrison Astral Weeks (1968)
13. Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II (1969)
14. Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
15. The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed (1969)
16. The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet (1968)
17. The Who Tommy (1969)
18. Love Forever Changes (1967)
19. The Band The Band (1969)
20. Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin I (1969)

21. James Brown Live at the Apollo Vol. 1 (1962)
22. John Coltrane A Love Supreme (1965)
23. The Beatles A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
24. Bob Dylan Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
25. West Side Story (soundtrack, 1961)
26. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Trout Mask Replica (1969)
27. King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
28. The Sound of Music (soundtrack, 1965)
29. The Band Music from Big Pink (1968)
30. Cream Disraeli Gears (1967)

31. Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
32. Pink Floyd Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967)
33. Otis Redding Otis Blue (1965)
34. The Beatles With the Beatles (1963)
35. Aretha Franklin I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (1967)
36. Big Brother & the Holding Company Cheap Thrills (1968)
37. Dusty Springfield Dusty in Memphis (1969)
38. The Jimi Hendrix Experience Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
39. Bob Dylan The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (1963)
40. Crosby, Stills & Nash Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)

41. The Mothers of Invention We’re Only in It for the Money (1968)
42. The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground (1969)
43. Ray Charles Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962)
44. Aretha Franklin Lady Soul (1968)
45. Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
46. The Byrds Sweetheart of the Rodeo (1968)
47. Nick Drake Five Leaves Left (1969)
48. The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour (1967)
49. B.B. King Live at the Regal (1964)
50. The Flying Burrito Brothers The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969)

51. Leonard Cohen The Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967)
52. The Rolling Stones Aftermath (1966)
53. The Byrds Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
54. Frank Zappa Hot Rats (1969)
55. The Beatles Please Please Me (1963)
56. The Who Sell Out (1967)
57. The Byrds The Notorious Byrd Brothers (1968)
58. The Kinks Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
59. The MC5 Kick Out the Jams (1968)
60. Johnny Cash At San Quentin (1969)

61. Simon & Garfunkel Bookends (1968)
62. Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto Getz/Gilberto (1963)
63. The Beatles Help! (1965)
64. Neil Young Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969)
65. The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat (1967)
66. John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton (1966)
67. The Doors Strange Days (1967)
68. The Zombies Odessey & Oracle (1968)
69. The Beatles Beatles for Sale (1964)
70. Judy Garland Judy at Carnegie Hall (1961)

71. The Stooges The Stooges (1969)
72. The Grateful Dead Live/Dead (1969)
73. The Who Sings My Generation (1965)
74. Hair (cast album, 1967)
75. Sly & the Family Stone Stand! (1969)
76. The Moody Blues Days of Future Passed (1967)
77. The Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
78. Frank Zappa Freak Out! (1966)
79. Eric Dolphy Out to Lunch (1965)
80. The Small Faces Odgden’s Nut Gone Flake (1968)

81. Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River (1969)
82. Cream Wheels of Fire (1968)
83. Iron Butterfly In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida (1968)
84. Elvis Presley Blue Hawaii (soundtrack, 1961)
85. Fiddler on the Roof (cast album, 1964)
86. Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass Whipped Cream & Other Delights (1965)
87. The Kinks Something Else (1967)
88. Elvis Presley From Elvis in Memphis (1969)
89. Fairport Convention Liege and Lief (1969)
90. Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)

91. Elvis Presley G.I. Blues (soundtrack, 1960)
92. Bob Dylan John Wesley Harding (1967)
93. Moby Grape Moby Grape (1967)
94. Mary Poppins (soundtrack, 1964)
95. The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones (1964)
96. Miles Davis/Gil Evans Sketches of Spain (1960)
97. Camelot (cast album, 1960)
98. Miles Davis In a Silent Way (1969)
99. Blind Faith Blind Faith (1969)
100. Charles Mingus The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady (1963)


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