Top 100 Music Albums of the 1960s by leniad (2022)

Oh Well the 60’s !!!

What a time to be alive and enjoy some of the best music E-V-E-R

Beatles, John Coltrane, The Velvet Undergound, Aretha Franklin, The Doors, etc

Hope you can enjoy as much as me this 100 albums i ranked , discover new music and share your opinions with me !!!

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95.5

The Best Album By the Best Band Ever
Its so amazing how in a span of 3 years they change from "Love me do" to "Tomorrow never knows"
This album has everything from Romantic Ballads to Art Rcok and Experimental
My only "disappointment" is that the singles "Rain" and "Paperback Writer" are not on the album
Nevertheless another masterpiece from the Fab Four

Art Rock, Baroque, Psychedelia, Avant Pop, Acid Rock

Best Song: Tomorrow Never Knows / Eleanor Rigby / I'm Only Sleeping
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1966
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95.5

Best Debut Album of All Time
Lou Reed and John Cale what a perfect and ahead of its time duo, From the Iconic album cover to the production of Andy Warhol and the amazing Art rock and Proto-punk songs that will shock you if you are in the mood
Track by Track a masterpiece that at time of release was real underground music and with cero praise
In my opinion no other album has influenced (Created) so many artists and genres than this one

Art Rock, Proto Punk, Avant Pop, Psychedelic Rock

Best Song: Heroin / Sunday Morning / Venus in Furs
[First added to this chart: 07/28/2019]
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1967
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95.5

The Perfect Goodbye from the best Songwriting Partnership and the most influential band of all time

The 2 George songs are AMAZING, John Songs are Excellent but the Medley is Perfect, Paul is almost the responsible for the medley and almost all songs are from him, the song The End closer the greatest chapter in contemporary music history
Im not sure if this is better than Revolver, both are awesome albums

Progressive Rock. Art Pop, Rock

Best Songs: Medley / Something / I Want You (Shes So Heavy)
[First added to this chart: 07/28/2019]
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1969
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This is the album that for a period of time put The Beach Boys (Particulary Brian Wilson) tied with Lennon/Mccartney in terms of musicianship and taking the music in the mid 60's forward creating some all time classics
This is what happens when a genius stop touring and focus just 1 year in a music studio trying to create the ultimate album, the vocals here are so precise, so well crafted, its difficult to believe this album has almost 56 years with some of the greatest songs ever i mean who doesn't like God Only Knows????

Composed, Produced and arranged by Brian Wilson with help of Tony Asher

Art Rock, Psychedelic Pop, Chamber, Progressive Pop

God Only Knows, / I Just Wasn't Made For These Times / Sloop John B
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1966
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The Very First Progressive Rock Album


Oh man what are this 5 guys doing back in 1969 ???!!!
They all are really really excellent musicians, its brilliant how the songs change from absolute chaos (in a good way) to beautiful harmonic in 2 seconds also the lyrics are poesy !!
combined Jazz with Classical and Rock!!! creating the fundaments for my favorite Rock sub-genre, i think this is an essential album for anyone who likes and wants to know more about music
Robert Fripp, Greg Lake, Ian Mcdonald, Michael Giles, Peter Sinfield all genius of the 20th century

Progressive Rock / Jazz / Classical

Epitaph / 21st Century Man / The Court of the King Crimson
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1969
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Jim Morrison on Stage perfomance and vocals together with Ray Manzarek Keyborad and Organ greatness are one of my favorite All Time Duo's

This debut album is almost perfect just saying this one is package with The End, Break on Trough and Light My Fire, i really can listen to Manzarek Keyboard and Organ deliver on this one All day long, Jim's voice is like a Shaman calling you to discover your soul in a world of mysticism and excesses so profound and so crazy
I really think the 70s were going to be The Doors Decade, sadly we will never know

Psychedelic Rock / Art Rock / Hard Rock

The End / Light My Fire / Break on Through
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Baroque Pop, Folk Rock, Psychedelic Pop

Best Song: Alone Again Or / A House Is Not A Motel / You Set The Scene
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1967
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Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Heavy Metal

Best Song: Whole Lotta Love / Thank You / Ramble On
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94.7

Rock, Pop, Blues, Folk

Best Song: Dear Prudence / While My Guitar Gently Weeps / Blackbird
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94.5

Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock, Blues

Best Song: Voodoo Child(Slight Return) / All Along The Watchtower /
Crosstown Traffic
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1968
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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 4 4%
1961 1 1%
1962 3 3%
1963 3 3%
1964 3 3%
1965 14 14%
1966 12 12%
1967 18 18%
1968 17 17%
1969 25 25%
Country Albums %


United States 58 58%
United Kingdom 31 31%
Mixed Nationality 3 3%
Germany 2 2%
Canada 2 2%
Brazil 2 2%
Mexico 1 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%
Live? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 97 97%
Yes 3 3%

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Beautiful 60s.
46 albums in common.
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Good chart ! Look forward to your best albums chart with no greatest hits lol
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