Ten essential albums of the 1960s


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2. The Beatles - Revolver
While "The White Album" is probably their best, and Sgt. Pepper their most memorable, Revolver is the most essential Beatles album of the 1960s. As the introduction to backwards guitar and an early innovator of vocal distortion, sitar-rock and tax-bitching via song lyrics, this Beatles record stands as a historical monument to the album-as-art concept, a bridge between the commercial, power-pop songwriting of the 1950s and early '60s, and the drug-fueled experimentation that came to characterize the second half the decade.



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Simone-Elise Charles
Simone-Elise Charles

jesus christ superstar, with deep purple and cream. aqualung, jethro tull...oh that's the 70's never mind.

Kyle Hartman
Kyle Hartman

I could go on and on but to name a few.... The Zombies- Odessey and Oracle King Crimson- In the Court of the Crimson King

Drew Schaefer
Drew Schaefer

In the Court of the Crimson King (King Crimson: 1969)

Joey Buhrer
Joey Buhrer

Oh wait, you did mean essential albums for people in their 60's, right?

a94buff
a94buff

The Doors seems like an oversight.

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