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100 Greatest Rock Albums Of The 1960s

Criteria: - These albums were chosen for their impact, overall quality of the album, influence on the 60's, influence on genres to come, popularity then and lasting popularity. (This List Includes 'Live' Albums.)

Newly added names are in Red

Edited By: Rob/Lew
Last Updated: 10-16-06

100 Greatest Rock Albums Of The 1960s
Top 100 Albums by Year:
1960 | 1961 | 1962 | 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969
  1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) - The Beatles
  2. Pet Sounds (1966) - The Beach Boys
  3. Revolver (1966) - The Beatles
  4. Highway 61 Revisited (1965) - Bob Dylan
  5. Rubber Soul (1965) - The Beatles
  6. Are You Experienced (1967) - Jimi Hendrix Experience
  7. Blonde On Blonde (1966) - Bob Dylan
  8. Abbey Road (1969) - The Beatles
  9. Live At The Apollo (1963) - James Brown
10. Tommy (1969) - The Who
11. The Beatles ("The White Album") (1968) - The Beatles
12. Led Zeppelin II (1969) - Led Zeppelin
13. The Doors (1967) - The Doors
14. Bringing It All Back Home (1965) - Bob Dylan
15. Let It Bleed (1969) - The Rolling Stones
16. I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967) - Aretha Franklin
17. Velvet Underground And Nico (1967) - Velvet Underground
18. Electric Ladyland (1968) - Jimi Hendrix Experience
19. Led Zeppelin I (1969) - Led Zeppelin
20. Please Please Me (1963) - The Beatles
21. The Band (1969) - The Band
22. A Hard Day's Night (1964) - The Beatles
23. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963) - Bob Dylan
24. Otis Blue (1965) - Otis Redding
25. Axis: Bold As Love (1967) - Jimi Hendrix Experience
26. Disraeli Gears (1967) - Cream
27. Astral Weeks (1968) - Van Morrison
28. Beggars Banquet (1968) - The Rolling Stones
29. Stand (1969) - Sly And The Family Stone
30. In The Court Of The Crimson King (1969) - King Crimson
31. Surrealistic Pillow (1967) - Jefferson Airplane
32. Music From Big Pink (1968) - The Band
33. At Last (1960) - Etta James
34. Lady Soul (1968) - Aretha Franklin
35. Green River (1969) - Creedence Clearwater Revival
36. Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968) - The Byrds
37. Days Of Future Passed (1967) - Moody Blues
38. Something Else (1967) - The Kinks
39. Magical Mystery Tour (1967) - The Beatles
40. Crosby Stills and Nash (1969) - Crosby, Stills, Nash
41. Kick Out The Jams (1969) - The MC5
42. Face to Face (1966) - Kinks
43. The Who Sell Out (1967) - The Who
44. Truth (1968) - Jeff Beck
45. Mr. Tambourine Man (1965) - The Byrds
46. With The Beatles (1963) - The Beatles
47. Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967) - Pink Floyd
48. Wheels Of Fire (1968) - Cream
49. Cheap Thrills (1968) - Big Brother And The Holding Company
50. Trout Mask Replica (1969) - Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band
51. Dusty In Memphis (1969) - Dusty Springfield
52. Forever Changes (1967) - Love
53. We're Only In It For The Money (1968) - Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention
54. In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida (1968) - Iron Butterfly
55. Help! (1965) - The Beatles
56. The Who Sings My Generation (1965) - The Who
57. Fresh Cream (1966) - Cream
58. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969) - Neil Young and Crazy Horse
59. Blind Faith (1969) - Blind Faith
60. Santana (1969) - Santana
61. Odessey And Oracle (1968) - The Zombies
62. Freak Out! (1966) - Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention
63. Aftermath (1966) - The Rolling Stones
64. Bookends (1968) - Simon and Garfunkel
65. Buffalo Springfield Again (1967) - Buffalo Springfield
66. S.F. Sorrow (1968) - Pretty Things
67. The Dock Of The Bay (1968) - Otis Redding
68. The Stooges (1969) - The Stooges
69. Green Onions (1962) - Booker T and the MG's
70. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (1966) - Simon and Garfunkel
71. From Elvis In Memphis (1969) - Elvis Presley
72. The Gilded Palace Of Sin (1969) - Flying Buritto Brothers
73. Chicago Transit Authority (1969) - Chicago
74. Strange Days (1967) - The Doors
75. Stand Up (1969) - Jethro Tull
76. If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966) - The Mama's and Papa's
77. Younger Than Yesterday (1967) - The Byrds
78. The Beach Boys Today! (1965) - The Beach Boys
79. Temptations Sing Smokey (1965) - The Temptations
80. Going To A Go-Go (1965) - Smokey Robinson And The Miracles
81. Love Child (1968) - The Supremes
82. Live/Dead (1969) - The Grateful Dead
83. Out Of Our Heads (1965) - The Rolling Stones
84. The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968) - The Kinks
85. John Mayall & Bluesbreakers-w/E. Clapton (1966) - John Mayall/Bluesbreakers
86. Happy Trails (1969) - Quicksilver Messenger Service
87. Having A Rave Up With The Yardbirds (1965) - The Yardbirds
88. Moby Grape (1967) - Moby Grape
89. Volunteers (1969) - Jefferson Airplane
90. Willy And The Poor Boys (1969) - Creedence Clearwater Revival
91. The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul (1966) - Otis Redding
92. A Quick One (Happy Jack) (1966) - The Who
93. Blood, Sweat & Tears (1969) - Blood, Sweat & Tears
94. On The Threshold Of A Dream (1969) - The Moody Blues
95. Vanilla Fudge (1967) - Vanilla Fudge
96. Anthem Of The Sun (1968) - The Grateful Dead
97. Mr. Fantasy (1967) - Traffic
98. Steppenwolf (1968) - Steppenwolf
99. Hot Rats (1969) - Frank Zappa
100. Five Leaves Left (1969) - Nick Drake

101. Modern Sounds In Country And Western (1962) - Ray Charles
102. At Folsom Prison (1968) - Johnny Cash
103. Bob Dylan (1962) - Bob Dylan
104. The Wicked Pickett (1967) - Wilson Pickett
105. The Velvet Underground (1969) - Velvet Underground
106. Bayou Country (1969) - Creedence Clearwater Revival
107. With A Little Help From My Friends (1969) - Joe Cocker
108. Shades Of Deep Purple (1968) - Deep Purple
109. Elvis Is Back (1960) - Elvis Presley
110. John Wesley Harding (1967) - Bob Dylan
111. Wild Honey (1967) - The Beach Boys
112. Vincebus Eruptum (1968) - Blue Cheer
113. Creedence Clearwater Revival (1968) - Creedence Clearwater Revival
114. Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger (1960) - Bo Diddley
115. Spirit (1968) - Spirit
116. Beck-Ola (1969) - Jeff Beck Group
117. The Yardbirds (1966) - The Yardbirds
118. Wednesday Morning 3 a.m. (1964) - Simon and Garfunkel
119. It's A Beautiful Day (1969) - It's A Beautiful Day
120. Love (1966) - Love
121. The Allman Brothers Band (1969) - Allman Brothers Band
122. The Mamas & the Papas (1966) - The Mamas & the Papas
123. Arthur - Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire (1969) - The Kinks
124. Goodbye (1969) - Cream
125. This Was (1968) - Jethro Tull
126. Meet The Temptations (1964) - The Temptations
127. Fifth Dimension (1966) - The Byrds
128. White Light/White Heat (1968) - Velvet Underground
129. Heavy (1968) - Iron Butterfly
130. The 12 Year Old Genius (1963) - Stevie Wonder
131. Electric Music for the Mind and Body (1967) - Country Joe & The Fish
132. St Louis To Liverpool (1964) - Chuck Berry
133. Ssssh (1969) - Ten Years After
134. Turn! Turn! Turn! (1965) - The Byrds
135. Do You Believe in Magic (1965) - The Lovin' Spoonful
136. Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake (1968) - The Small Faces
137. The Soft Parade (1969) - The Doors
138. In Dreams (1963) - Roy Orbison
139. Surfin' USA (1963) - The Beach Boys
140. Grand Funk (1969) - Grand Funk Railroad
141. Jefferson Airplane Takes Off (1966) - Jefferson Airplane
142. Traffic (1968) - Traffic
143. The Soft Machine (1968) - The Soft Machine
144. Groovin' (1967) - The Rascals
145. The Pretty Things (1965) - The Pretty Things
146. Wipe Out (1963) - The Surfaris
147. The Notorious Byrd Brothers (1968) - The Byrds
148. Yes (1969) - Yes
149. River Deep Mountain High (1966) - Ike and Tina Turner
150. Bee Gees 1st (1967) - Bee Gees
151. It's Everly Time (1960) - The Everly Brothers
152. Up-Tight (Everything's Alright) (1966) - Stevie Wonder
153. Buffalo Springfield (1966) - Buffalo Springfield
154. In Search of The Lost Chord (1968) - The Moody Blues
155. People Get Ready (1965) - The Impressions
156. The Young Rascals (1966) - The Rascals
157. Between The Buttons (1967) - Rolling Stones
158. Sailor (1968) - Steve Miller Band
159. Book Of Taliesyn (1969) - Deep Purple
160. Psychotic Reaction (1966) - Count Five
161. Quicksilver Messenger Service (1968) - Quicksilver Messenger Service
162. The Buddy Holly Story, Volume 2 (1960) - Buddy Holly
163. Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale (1967) - Procol Harum
164. Flowers (1967) - Rolling Stones
165. Crown Of Creation (1968) - Jefferson Airplane
166. I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die (1967) - Country Joe & The Fish
167. Family That Plays Together (1968) - Spirit
168. Sunshine Superman (1966) - Donovan
169. Lee Michaels (1969) - Lee Michaels
170. Tons of Sobs (1969) - Free
171. The Manfred Mann Album (1964) - Manfred Mann
172. Hurdy Gurdy Man (1968) - Donovan
173. Kink Kontroversy (1965) - The Kinks
174. Them - Here Comes The Night (1965) - Them
175. Children Of The Future (1968) - Steve Miller Band
176. Liege & Lief (1969) - Fairport Convention
177. Little Deuce Coupe (1963) - The Beach Boys
178. After Bathing At Baxter's (1967) - Jefferson Airplane
179. Time Has Come (1967) - Chambers Brothers
180. Electric Flag (1968) - Electric Flag
181. Saucerful Of Secrets (1968) - Pink Floyd
182. Sock It To Me! (1967) - Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels
183. Elephant Mountain (1969) - The Youngbloods
184. The Little Old Lady from Pasadena (1964) - Jan & Dean
185. Crimson And Clover (1968) - Tommy James & Shondells
186. Journey to the Center of the Mind (1968) - Amboy Dukes
187. Mendocino (1969) - Sir Douglas Quintet
188. Winds of Change (1967) - Eric Burdon & the Animals
189. It Ain't Me Babe (1965) - Turtles
190. Crying (1962) - Roy Orbison
191. Then Play On (1969) - Fleetwood Mac
192. Shine On Brightly (1968) - Procol Harum
193. The Second (1968) - Steppenwolf
194. 96 Tears (1966) - ? & the Mysterians
195. Easter Everywhere (1967) - 13th Floor Elevators
196. Rockin' At The Hops (1960) - Chuck Berry
197. Da Capo (1966) - Love
198. From Nowhere - The Troggs (1966) - The Troggs
199. Dirty Water (1966) - The Standells
200. Getting to The Point (1968) - Savoy Brown

honerable mention
  A Christmas Gift for You From Phil Spector (1963) - Various Artists -
  (Darlene Love, The Ronettes, Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans, The Crystals)


Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band


Pet Sounds


Revolver


Highway 61 Revisited


Rubber Soul


Are You Experienced


Blonde On Blonde


Live At The Apollo - James Brown


Tommy - The Who


Led Zeppelin 2



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