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Criteria: These albums were chosen for their initial and lasting popularity and their influence and impact on rock music in general.

Edited By: Bruce
List Begun: 11-03-2011

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Top Ten Rock Albums of 1960
  1. Elvis Is Back - Elvis Presley
  2. At Last - Etta James
  3. Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger - Bo Diddley
  4. It's Everly Time - Everly Brothers
  5. The Buddy Holly Story, Volume 2 - Buddy Holly
  6. Walk, Don't Run - Ventures
  7. Rockin' At The Hops - Chuck Berry
  8. A Date With The Everly Brothers - Everly Brothers
  9. Rockin' With Wanda - Wanda Jackson
10. Twist With Chubby Checker - Chubby Checker
Elvis Is Back album cover
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1961
  1. Two Steps From The Blues - Bobby "Blue" Bland
  2. The Shadows - Shadows
  3. Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley
  4. Your Twist Party With The King Of The Twist - Chubby Checker
  5. Let's Hide Away and Dance Away With Freddie King - Freddie King
  6. Dance 'Til Quarter To Three - Gary U.S. Bonds
  7. Hi! We're The Miracles - Miracles
  8. Runaround Sue - Dion
  9. The Genius Sings The Blues - Ray Charles
10. The Ventures - Ventures
Two Steps From The Blues album cover
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1962
  1. Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music - Ray Charles
  2. Green Onions - Booker T and the MG's
  3. Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
  4. Crying - Roy Orbison
  5. Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music Vol. 2 - Ray Charles
  6. Here's The Man - Bobby "Blue" Bland
  7. Surfer's Choice - Dick Dale and the Del-Tones
  8. Baby It's You - Shirelles
  9. Lovers Who Wander - Dion
10. Sherry & 11 Others - Four Seasons
Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music album cover
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1963
  1. Live At The Apollo - James Brown
  2. Please Please Me - Beatles
  3. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
  4. With The Beatles - Beatles
  5. A Christmas Gift For You - Phil Spector (Various Artists)
  6. Night Beat - Sam Cooke
  7. Surfin' USA - Beach Boys
  8. In Dreams - Roy Orbison
  9. The 12 Year Old Genius - Little Stevie Wonder
10. If You Need Me - Solomon Burke
Live At The Apollo album cover
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1964
  1. A Hard Day's Night - Beatles
  2. Live At The Star Club, Hamburg - Jerry Lee Lewis
  3. St Louis To Liverpool - Chuck Berry
  4. The Times They are A-Changin' - Bob Dylan
  5. Beatles For Sale - Beatles
  6. Another Side Of Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
  7. Rolling Stones/England's Newest Hit Makers - Rolling Stones
  8. Where Did Our Love Go - Supremes
  9. Ain't That Good News - Sam Cooke
10. The Animals - Animals
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1965
  1. Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
  2. Rubber Soul - The Beatles
  3. Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
  4. Otis Blue - Otis Redding
  5. Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds
  6. Help! - The Beatles
  7. The Who Sings My Generation - The Who
  8. The Beach Boys Today! - The Beach Boys
  9. Temptations Sing Smokey - The Temptations
10. Going To A Go-Go - Smokey Robinson And The Miracles
Highway 61 Revisited album cover
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1966
  1. Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys
  2. Revolver - The Beatles
  3. Blonde On Blonde - Bob Dylan
  4. Face to Face - Kinks
  5. Fresh Cream - Cream
  6. Freak Out! - Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention
  7. Aftermath - The Rolling Stones
  8. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme - Simon and Garfunkel
  9. If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears - The Mama's and Papa's
10. John Mayall & Bluesbreakers-w/E. Clapton - John Mayall/Bluesbreakers
Pet Sounds album cover
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1967
  1. Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
  2. Are You Experienced - Jimi Hendrix Experience
  3. The Doors - The Doors
  4. I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You - Aretha Franklin
  5. Velvet Underground And Nico - Velvet Underground
  6. Axis: Bold As Love - Jimi Hendrix Experience
  7. Disraeli Gears - Cream
  8. Surrealistic Pillow - Jefferson Airplane
  9. Days Of Future Passed - Moody Blues
10. Magical Mystery Tour - The Beatles
Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1968
  1. The Beatles ("The White Album") - The Beatles
  2. Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix Experience
  3. Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
  4. Beggars Banquet - The Rolling Stones
  5. Music From Big Pink - The Band
  6. Lady Soul - Aretha Franklin
  7. Odessey & Oracle - Zombies
  8. The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society - The Kinks
  9. The Ice Man Cometh - Jerry Butler
10. Wheels Of Fire - Cream
The Beatles album cover
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1969
  1. Abbey Road - The Beatles
  2. Tommy - The Who
  3. Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin
  4. Let It Bleed - The Rolling Stones
  5. Led Zeppelin I - Led Zeppelin
  6. The Band - The Band
  7. Stand - Sly And The Family Stone
  8. In The Court Of The Crimson King - King Crimson
  9. Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival
10. Crosby Stills and Nash - Crosby, Stills, Nash
Abbey Road album cover

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