Ten essential albums of the 1960s
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.