Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

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Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

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THE ALBUM TAKES OVER

This was the decade when the album overtook the single as the foremost recorded music statement, both artistically and in terms of sales/marketing. The complete album approach was famously celebrated as The Beatles and The Beach Boys traded transatlantic blows from “Rubber Soul” (1965) to “Pet Sounds” (1966) to “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band” (1967). The Doors producer Paul Rothchild nailed it brilliantly: “Things were wonderful in the 60's, because it was an era of intense experimentation. Everyone was trying to out-hip each other”.

With 7 albums in my Top 100, Bob Dylan is, without doubt, my artist of the decade, with a sharp and intelligent commentary that was backed by a killer catalogue of songs; his fertility between 1962 and 1966 seems super-human to me. As if to underline these majestic credentials, his “Blonde On Blonde” masterpiece stands as the first set of “rock era” songs to be issued on the double long play format, clocking in just shy of the 72 minute mark. The Jazz and Classical markets had been producing such sets since 1950, and even Johnny Cash had got involved in 1965, but Dylan's ambitious release stands as an influential landmark in the story of the album in more ways than one. Double albums would soon become fairly common with The Mothers of Invention (“Freak Out”), The Jimi Hendrix Experience (“Electric Ladyland”), The Beatles (“'White Album'”) and Captain Beefheart (“Trout Mask Replica”) serving as just a few examples.

Almost naturally, America's dominance in the western world's musical culture was slightly lessened in the 60s; 28% of my Top 100 came from the British Isles, with beat groups such as The Beatles, The Kinks, Them and The Rolling Stones spearheading the famous “invasion” and finding favour with me.

The Folk revival which had been bubbling under in the 50s, comes to the boil in the 60s with fine servings from Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, The Dubliners, Leonard Cohen and a great many others. Reflecting the drug culture of the decade, psychedelic music-makers such as The Doors, Love and The Seeds serve up a myriad of earthly delights. It's also a massive decade for soul music with amazing records from the likes of Aretha Franklin, Irma Thomas and Otis Redding.

Pop and Country remain of course, but the biggest thing to take from the albums of the 60s is the widening of the musical language and landscape; Ska / Rocksteady and Reggae emerge from Jamaica and, for me, Prince Buster and Desmond Dekker sit quite happily beside experimental fresh and edgy music from groups such as Monks, The Velvet Underground, Silver Apples and Can.

The Jukebox Rebel
08-May-2019

Top 100 overview
Countries the USA (59) England (15) Ireland (6) Germany (5) Northern Ireland (4) Canada (3) Scotland (3) Jamaica (2) South Africa (2) Burma (1) Cuba (1)
Genres Folk (21); Blues Rock / Soul Rock (15); Psychedelia (15); Blues / Rhythm n Blues (11); Folk Rock / Americana (10); Pop (9); Cerebral Pop (7); Soul (7); Soul Ballad (7); Songwriter (6); Rock n Roll / Rockabilly (4); Trance Rock (4); Alternative Folk (3); Avant-Garde (3); Country (3); Proto-Punk (3); Africana (2); Pop Ballad (2); Reggae (2); Ska / Rocksteady (2); Electronica (1); Jazz (1); Moodcore (1); Rock (1); Rock n Roll Ballad (1); Storytelling (1)
Artists Bob Dylan (7); The Dubliners (5); The Doors (4); Nico (3); Otis Redding (3); Simon & Garfunkel (3); The Beatles (3); The Kinks (3); The Rolling Stones (3); The Seeds (3); The Velvet Underground (3)
Average album rating (/10) 8.00

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THE VELVET UNDERGROUND AND NICO
The Velvet Underground and Nico
Verve Records V6-5008 (1967)
the USA
9.85 “An elite masterpiece” Avant-Garde; Cerebral Pop

Jukebox picks: “All Tomorrow’s Parties” (10) • “Venus In Furs” (10) • “I’m Waiting For The Man” (10)
TJR saysThe Velvet Underground & Nico nudges as close to perfection as you could ever dare to hope for from an album. The dispar...more →

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HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED
Bob Dylan
Columbia CL-2389 (1965)
the USA
9.53 “An elite masterpiece” Folk Rock / Americana

Jukebox picks: “Like A Rolling Stone” (10) • “Ballad Of A Thin Man” (10) • “Tombstone Blues” (10)
TJR saysMuch to the chagrin of the eclectically challenged, the decade’s lead hipster deepened his experimental hybrid of folk r...more →

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BLONDE ON BLONDE
Bob Dylan
Columbia C2L-41 (1966)
the USA
9.44 “A masterpiece” Folk Rock / Americana; Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)” (10) • “Visions Of Johanna” (10) • “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat” (10)
TJR saysSurprisingly, recording sessions with the NYC “Highway 61 crew” weren’t going so well for the follow up, and only one so...more →

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ANOTHER SIDE OF BOB DYLAN
Bob Dylan
Columbia CL-2193 (1964)
the USA
9.24 “A masterpiece” Folk

Jukebox picks: “I Shall Be Free No. 10” (10) • “Chimes Of Freedom” (10) • “To Ramona” (10)
TJR saysIn the good old fashioned tradition of the rough and ready folk singer, the second Dylan LP of 1964 was recorded in a si...more →

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HERE ARE THE SONICS
The Sonics
Etiquette Records ETALB-024 (1965)
the USA
9.13 “A masterpiece” Proto-Punk; Blues Rock / Soul Rock

Jukebox picks: “Psycho” (10) • “Have Love Will Travel” (10) • “Boss Hoss” (9.7)
TJR saysWhilst mere Rock n Rollers were getting their kicks on route 66, these reckless thrill seekers from Tacoma, Washington w...more →

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SONGS FROM A ROOM
Leonard Cohen
Columbia CS-9767 (1969)
Canada
9.11 “A masterpiece” Folk; Songwriter

Jukebox picks: “Bird On The Wire” (10) • “Tonight Will Be Fine” (10) • “Lady Midnight” (9.8)
TJR saysFollowing on from his classic debut album of 1967, Leonard exceeded expectations with his second set – from start to fin...more →

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THE FREEWHEELIN’ BOB DYLAN
Bob Dylan
Columbia CL-1986 (1963)
the USA
9.01 “A masterpiece” Folk

Jukebox picks: “Masters Of War” (10) • “Bob Dylan’s Blues” (9.9) • “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” (9.8)
TJR saysHe may have kept his cards close to his chest on last year’s debut album, but here he laid down his winning hand (12 of ...more →

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I NEVER LOVED A MAN THE WAY I LOVE YOU
Aretha Franklin
Atlantic 8139 (1967)
the USA
8.97 “A classic” Soul Ballad; Soul

Jukebox picks: “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)” (10) • “Respect” (10) • “Dr. Feelgood (Love Is A Serious Business)” (9.8)
TJR saysAfter six years recording with Columbia Records, Aretha Franklin made one of the best decisions of her career when she s...more →

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FIVE LEAVES LEFT
Nick Drake
Island Records ILPS-9105 (1969)
Burma
8.96 “A classic” Songwriter; Folk

Jukebox picks: “Cello Song” (10) • “River Man” (10) • “Saturday Sun” (9.5)
TJR saysFor the few who cottoned on in 1969, Nick Drake, as experienced on “Five Leaves Left”, must have left an indelible mark ...more →

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CHELSEA GIRL
Nico
Verve Records V6-5032 (1967)
Germany
8.92 “A classic” Alternative Folk; Songwriter

Jukebox picks: “These Days” (10) • “Little Sister” (10) • “I’ll Keep It With Mine” (10)
TJR saysAfter some 12 years as a fashion model and actress, Christa Päffgen was, by now, coming around to the idea that she coul...more →

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WHITE LIGHT / WHITE HEAT
The Velvet Underground
Verve Records V6-5046 (1968)
the USA
8.87 “A classic” Trance Rock

Jukebox picks: “Sister Ray” (10) • “Lady Godiva’s Operation” (9.5) • “White Light / White Heat” (9.4)
TJR saysArriving at the tail end of January ’68 was the second Velvet Underground LP, recorded over the course of just 5 days in...more →

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THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
The Velvet Underground
MGM Records SE-4617 (1969)
the USA
8.82 “A classic” Moodcore

Jukebox picks: “Pale Blue Eyes” (10) • “What Goes On” (9.9) • “Some Kinda Love” (9.8)
TJR saysThe debut had been an elite-masterpiece, the follow-up a classic. John Cale’s role was absolutely central to both of tho...more →

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THE STOOGES
The Stooges
Elektra EKS-74051 (1969)
the USA
8.80 “A classic” Proto-Punk

Jukebox picks: “I Wanna Be Your Dog” (10) • “Little Doll” (9.8) • “1969” (9.5)
TJR saysOn their debut offering in August ’69 these Michigan proto-punkers were described as: Iggy Stooge (22, vocals); Dave Ale...more →

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SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN
Leonard Cohen
Columbia CS-9533 (1967)
Canada
8.77 “A classic” Folk

Jukebox picks: “So Long, Marianne” (10) • “Teachers” (10) • “Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye” (10)
TJR saysSome 13 years after his first published poetry, and 4 years after his first novel, the 33 year-old Quebecan finally got ...more →

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BLUES AFTER HOURS
Elmore James and The Broom Dusters
Crown Records CLP-5168 (1960)
the USA
8.64 “A classic” Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Dust My Blues” (9.9) • “Goodbye Baby” (9.6) • “Blues Before Sunrise” (9.2)
TJR saysElmore James was to the blues what Little Richard was to Rock n Roll – raucous, threatening and sexy. That said, the mat...more →

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MONSTER MOVIE
The Can
Music Factory SRS-001 (1969)
Germany
8.63 “A classic” Trance Rock

Jukebox picks: “Father Cannot Yell” (9.7) • “Yoo Doo Right” (9.6) • “Outside My Door” (8.0)
TJR saysAfter a false-start with an album rejected by various record companies, this Köln-based quintet wasted no time in gettin...more →

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THE DOORS
The Doors
Elektra EKS-74007 (1967)
the USA
8.62 “A classic” Psychedelia

Jukebox picks: “The End” (10) • “Take It As It Comes” (9.7) • “Break On Through (To The Other Side)” (9.6)
TJR says1967 dawned with The Doors debut LP in January. At the time of release they were: Jim Morrison (24, lead vocals); Ray Ma...more →

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BLACK MONK TIME
Monks
International Polydor Production 249 900 (1966)
Germany
8.61 “A classic” Proto-Punk; Trance Rock

Jukebox picks: “I Hate You” (10) • “Blast Off!” (9.6) • “Monk Time” (9.5)
TJR saysThis treasure-packed classic was recorded in Köln in November 1965 and issued in March 1966. These weren’t ordinary musi...more →

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CONTACT
Silver Apples
Kapp Records KS-3584 (1969)
the USA
8.57 “A classic” Trance Rock

Jukebox picks: “Fantasies” (9.8) • “I Have Known Love” (9.4) • “You And I” (8.8)
TJR saysNever since Köln’s Monks in ’66 has an album sounded so wonderfully wrong. Chiming with the aforementioned “Black Monk...more →

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LONELY AND BLUE
Roy Orbison
Monument SM-14002 (1961)
the USA
8.54 “A classic” Pop; Rock n Roll Ballad

Jukebox picks: “(I’d Be) A Legend In My Time” (10) • “Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel” (10) • “Blue Angel” (9.8)
TJR saysThe awesome “Up Town” single had promised much in the way of a possible new direction and with this lush, stereophonic e...more →

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WISH SOMEONE WOULD CARE
Irma Thomas
Imperial LP-9266 (1964)
the USA
8.42 “Excellent” Soul

Jukebox picks: “Without Love (There Is Nothing)” (9.5) • “Straight From The Heart” (9.2) • “I’ve Been There” (9.2)
TJR saysAfter a string of great singles in the last few years, Irma’s talent was recognised in 1964 when she gained a promotion ...more →

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HOWLIN’ WOLF
Howlin’ Wolf
Chess LP-1469 (1962)
the USA
8.40 “Excellent” Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Goin’ Down Slow” (10) • “Down In The Bottom” (9.9) • “The Red Rooster” (9.4)
TJR saysHowlin’ Wolf is now in his early 50s, but he’s in his prime with this characterful offering. Rough, tough and sexy – thi...more →

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ASTRAL WEEKS
Van Morrison
Warner Bros. Records WS-1768 (1968)
Northern Ireland
8.38 “Excellent” Folk Rock / Americana

Jukebox picks: “Madame George” (10) • “Astral Weeks” (9.9) • “Cyprus Avenue” (9.7)
TJR saysAfter having been “tricked” into his first album last year, the Belfastian delved headlong into the mystic with this beg...more →

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BEGGARS BANQUET
The Rolling Stones
Decca SKL-4955 (1968)
England
8.36 “Excellent” Blues Rock / Soul Rock

Jukebox picks: “Street Fighting Man” (9.9) • “Parachute Woman” (9.5) • “Sympathy For The Devil” (9.1)
TJR saysThere’s not a single track which lets this album down – it’s a corker. The seventh proper Stones LP arrived in the last ...more →

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THE SOFT PARADE
The Doors
Elektra EKS-75005 (1969)
the USA
8.33 “Excellent” Blues Rock / Soul Rock; Cerebral Pop

Jukebox picks: “Touch Me” (10) • “Tell All The People” (9.4) • “Runnin’ Blue” (9.3)
TJR saysLeading lights of the late 60s counter-culture movement, The Doors could do no wrong in my eyes. Album after album was c...more →

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STAR TIME VOLUME 3
Dark City Sisters
His Master's Voice JP-1002 (1967)
South Africa
8.33 “Excellent” Africana

Jukebox picks: “Hole Thabe” (10) • “Ingwababa” (9.1) • “Malenkhu A Marumo” (9.0)
TJR saysWell, I thought “Star Time” was kinda neat in 1964 but, boy oh boy, Volume 3 blows it out the water. The exquisite 4-par...more →

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BOB DYLAN
Bob Dylan
Columbia CL-1779 (1962)
the USA
8.32 “Excellent” Folk

Jukebox picks: “Song To Woody” (10) • “In My Time Of Dyin’” (9.6) • “Highway 51 Blues” (9.2)
TJR saysWoody Guthrie’s 20 year old disciple steps into the spotlight with a whole load of folk traditionals – and a new way of ...more →

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PARSLEY, SAGE, ROSEMARY AND THYME
Simon and Garfunkel
Columbia CL-2563 (1966)
the USA
8.32 “Excellent” Folk Rock / Americana; Songwriter

Jukebox picks: “Homeward Bound” (10) • “The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine” (9.1) • “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)” (8.7)
TJR saysThe second long-play offering of ’66 from the duo arrived in October, and was widely acclaimed as their finest work to d...more →

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FOREVER CHANGES
Love
Elektra EKS-74013 (1967)
the USA
8.30 “Excellent” Cerebral Pop; Folk Rock / Americana; Psychedelia

Jukebox picks: “Alone Again Or” (9.8) • “A House Is Not A Motel” (9.5) • “Live And Let Live” (8.9)
TJR saysThe third Love LP arrived in November ’67 and was co-produced by the group’s leader, Arthur Lee. Ever the perfectionist,...more →

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SOUNDS OF SILENCE
Simon and Garfunkel
Columbia CL-2469 (1966)
the USA
8.22 “Excellent” Folk Rock / Americana; Folk

Jukebox picks: “The Sounds Of Silence [’65 single version]” (10) • “Blessed” (9.7) • “I Am A Rock” (9.4)
TJR saysThe second Simon and Garfunkel album opens mightily with their recent Number One single. Paul Simon would later comment:...more →

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SHE WAS A ROUGH RIDER
Prince Buster
Blue Beat BBLP-820 (1968)
Jamaica
8.22 “Excellent” Reggae; Ska / Rocksteady

Jukebox picks: “Rough Rider [album vesion]” (9.8) • “Scorcher” (9.6) • “Dreams To Remember” (9.4)
TJR says“Rock Steady Reggea” proclaims the album’s cover excitedly, promising cutting edge action within. The back sleeve furthe...more →

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REVOLVER
The Beatles
Parlophone PMC-7009 (1966)
England
8.18 “Excellent” Psychedelia

Jukebox picks: “Eleanor Rigby” (10) • “Tomorrow Never Knows” (10) • “Taxman” (9.8)
TJR says“Revolver” was, for me, the greatest album of works in the Beatles discography, with a stimulating variety of stylistic ...more →

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THEM AGAIN
Them
Decca LK-4751 (1966)
Northern Ireland
8.16 “Excellent” Blues Rock / Soul Rock

Jukebox picks: “Turn On Your Love Light” (10) • “Call My Name” (9.4) • “I Can Only Give You Everything” (9.3)
TJR saysThe group’s second LP, issued in January of 1966, squeezed 16 tracks into the grooves, most of which continued to hang o...more →

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FACE TO FACE
The Kinks
Pye Records NPL-18149 (1966)
England
8.14 “Excellent” Cerebral Pop

Jukebox picks: “Rainy Day In June” (9.6) • “Most Exclusive Residence For Sale” (9.5) • “Session Man” (9.4)
TJR saysDespite the misleading cover image (which was used despite Ray Davies objection) there was virtually zero evidence of th...more →

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A WEB OF SOUND
The Seeds
GNP Crescendo GNP-2033 (1966)
the USA
8.12 “Excellent” Psychedelia

Jukebox picks: “Up In Her Room” (10) • “Mr. Farmer” (9.2) • “A Faded Picture” (8.3)
TJR says“A Web of Sound”, featuring the 4 group members trapped by the most ginormous spider ever, arrived in October ’66 – a wh...more →

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SHANGRI-LAS 65!
The Shangri-Las
Red Bird RB 20-104 (1965)
the USA
8.12 “Excellent” Pop

Jukebox picks: “Out In The Streets” (9.8) • “The Train From Kansas City” (9.3) • “Give Us Your Blessings” (9.1)
TJR saysTo all intents and purposes, “Leader Of The Pack”, the preceding Shangri-Las debut album from February ’65, was a 1964 p...more →

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MORE OF THE HARD STUFF
The Dubliners
Major Minor MMLP-5 (1967)
Ireland
8.09 “Excellent” Folk

Jukebox picks: “The Croppy Boy” (10) • “The Auld Triangle” (10) • “A Nation Once Again” (9.8)
TJR saysThe band’s second studio album on Major Minor Records, their second of 1967, and the second to allude to the hard liquor...more →

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A DROP OF THE HARD STUFF
The Dubliners
Major Minor MMLP-3 (1967)
Ireland
8.06 “Excellent” Folk

Jukebox picks: “Black Velvet Band” (10) • “The Old Alarm Clock” (9.8) • “Seven Drunken Nights [album version ’67]” (9.6)
TJR saysThe boisterous beardies have now signed with Major Minor Records, and this is their first album on the new label. After ...more →

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BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME
Bob Dylan
Columbia CL-2328 (1965)
the USA
8.05 “Excellent” Folk Rock / Americana; Blues Rock / Soul Rock; Folk

Jukebox picks: “On The Road Again” (9.6) • “Subterranean Homesick Blues” (8.9) • “Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream” (8.7)
TJR saysThe first of two Bob Dylan albums in 1965, and the prolific songwriter is restless for something new, something differen...more →

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OUT OF OUR HEADS [US]
The Rolling Stones
London Records LL-3429 (1965)
England
8.03 “Excellent” Blues Rock / Soul Rock

Jukebox picks: “The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man” (10) • “That's How Strong My Love Is” (9.3) • “The Spider And The Fly” (9.3)
TJR saysAs any discographer will tell you, discographies for the English beat groups were a total nightmare in the mid-60s; Amer...more →

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OTIS BLUEː OTIS REDDING SINGS SOUL
Otis Redding
Volt VOLT-412 (1965)
the USA
8.03 “Excellent” Soul; Soul Ballad

Jukebox picks: “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” (9.7) • “Respect” (9.5) • “A Change Is Gonna Come” (8.8)
TJR saysFollowing on from “The Great Otis Redding Sings Ballads” in March, came “Otis Blue” in September. Team Otis were just go...more →

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ARE YOU EXPERIENCED
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Track Record 612 001 (1967)
the USA
8.03 “Excellent” Rock; Blues Rock / Soul Rock

Jukebox picks: “Manic Depression” (10) • “Remember” (9.2) • “Foxy Lady” (8.8)
TJR saysAfter struggling throughout the 60s to make a decent living as a sideman, Jimi Hendrix emerged in late ’66 with his own ...more →

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SAFE AS MILK
Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band
Buddah Records BDS-5001 (1967)
the USA
7.99 “Brilliant” Blues Rock / Soul Rock

Jukebox picks: “Electricity” (10) • “Sure ’Nuff ’n Yes I Do” (9.8) • “Dropout Boogie” (9.7)
TJR says1967 was a big year for the good Captain and his band – it saw the release of the debut LP “Safe As Milk” in September, ...more →

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PET SOUNDS
The Beach Boys
Capitol Records T-2458 (1966)
the USA
7.98 “Brilliant” Cerebral Pop; Pop Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Sloop John B” (10) • “I’m Waiting For The Day” (10) • “God Only Knows” (9.7)
TJR saysThe real catalyst for Pet Sounds was the U.S. version of The Beatles’ album Rubber Soul, released late in 1965. Brian Wi...more →

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WAITING FOR THE SUN
The Doors
Elektra EKS-74024 (1968)
the USA
7.91 “Brilliant” Cerebral Pop; Psychedelia

Jukebox picks: “The Unknown Soldier” (9.4) • “Five To One” (9.2) • “Spanish Caravan” (8.8)
TJR saysI love it, it was commercially successful and was critically acclaimed – now that does make a nice change. The third Doo...more →

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THE 5000 SPIRITS OR THE LAYER OF THE ONION
The Incredible String Band
Elektra EUK-257 (1967)
Scotland
7.91 “Brilliant” Folk

Jukebox picks: “The Hedgehog’s Song” (9.4) • “Chinese White” (9.1) • “Little Cloud” (8.9)
TJR saysIt had generally been thought that The Incredible String Band’s album of 1966 was a one-off but when Robin Williamson re...more →

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BEATLES FOR SALE
The Beatles
Parlophone PMC-1240 (1964)
England
7.84 “Brilliant” Rock n Roll / Rockabilly; Folk Rock / Americana; Pop

Jukebox picks: “Mr. Moonlight” (10) • “No Reply” (10) • “Baby’s In Black” (9.5)
TJR says“This happened once before when I came to your door, no reply. They said it wasn't you, but I saw you peep through you...more →

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SINGS THE BALLADS OF THE TRUE WEST
Johnny Cash
Columbia C2L-38 (1965)
the USA
7.83 “Brilliant” Folk; Country

Jukebox picks: “25 Minutes To Go [1965]” (10) • “Sam Hall” (10) • “Streets Of Laredo” (9.2)
TJR saysHis finest hour. And 4 minutes 50 seconds. Folk and country get all mixed up once again, as Johnny continues his concept...more →

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INGWE IDLA NGAMABALA
Izintombi Zesi Manje Manje / Space Queens
CBS ‎LAB-4005 (1968)
South Africa
7.83 “Brilliant” Africana

Jukebox picks: “Isinkwa Nobanana” (9.3) • “Sesi Ngenile” (9.1) • “Ingwe Idla Ngamabala” (8.7)
TJR saysDespite being a split LP, “Ingwe idla Ngamabala” still qualifies for the “A-list” chart as there’s enough new material f...more →

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TAKE A LOOK
Irma Thomas
Imperial LP-9302 (1966)
the USA
7.79 “Brilliant” Soul; Soul Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Take A Look” (10) • “You Don’t Miss A Good Thing (Until It’s Gone)” (8.8) • “Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)” (8.2)
TJR saysIrma’s second LP was finally issued in January ’66, having been held back for several months for some reason unknown (Im...more →

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STRANGE DAYS
The Doors
Elektra EKS-74014 (1967)
the USA
7.78 “Brilliant” Psychedelia; Blues Rock / Soul Rock

Jukebox picks: “Love Me Two Times” (9.7) • “People Are Strange” (8.7) • “Strange Days” (8.3)
TJR saysAs with many creative groups of the mid 60s, the Doors were bursting at the seams with so much high quality material tha...more →

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IT’S SO HARD TO TELL WHO’S GOING TO LOVE YOU THE BEST
Karen Dalton
Capitol Records ST-271 (1969)
the USA
7.77 “Brilliant” Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “In The Evening (It’s So Hard To Tell Who’s Going To Love You The Best)” (9.4) • “It Hurts Me Too” (9.2) • “Little Bit Of Rain” (8.9)
TJR saysWorld weary and filled with the blues, this debut set was a real experience for the privileged few who were hip to its’ ...more →

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MY GENERATION
The Who
Brunswick LAT-8616 (1965)
England
7.76 “Brilliant” Blues Rock / Soul Rock

Jukebox picks: “My Generation” (10) • “The Kids Are Alright” (9.8) • “Much Too Much” (9.5)
TJR saysLooking up at you from the cover of their December ’65 debut release they were: Roger Daltrey (21, flame haired, lead vo...more →

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BALLADS OF SACCO AND VANZETTI
Woody Guthrie
Folkways Records FH-5485 (1960)
the USA
7.75 “Brilliant” Folk

Jukebox picks: “Two Good Men” (9.0) • “Vanzetti’s Letter” (8.9) • “Sacco’s Letter To His Son” (8.3)
TJR saysAt about three o'clock in the afternoon of April 15, 1920, Frederick Parmenter, a paymaster, and Alessandro Berardelli, ...more →

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IN MY LIFE
Judy Collins
Elektra EKS-7320 (1966)
the USA
7.75 “Brilliant” Folk; Songwriter

Jukebox picks: “Liverpool Lullaby” (8.6) • “La Colombe” (8.5) • “Dress Rehearsal Rag” (8.5)
TJR saysNow 27, the Denver-based Folk singer took a turn towards a more tasteful and eclectic production on her 5th LP, includin...more →

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WINDS OF CHANGE
Eric Burdon and The Animals
MGM Records SE-4484 (1967)
England
7.74 “Brilliant” Psychedelia

Jukebox picks: “The Black Plague” (10) • “Winds Of Change” (9.4) • “Yes I Am Experienced” (8.3)
TJR saysThe unclean anti-pop of “Winds Of Change” was, thankfully, a million miles from the preceding cabaret pop of “Eric Is He...more →

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PSYCHEDELIC LOLLIPOP
Blues Magoos
Mercury SR-61096 (1966)
the USA
7.74 “Brilliant” Psychedelia

Jukebox picks: “(We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet” (9.3) • “I’ll Go Crazy” (9.2) • “Gotta Get Away” (8.4)
TJR saysThese young cats, influenced by The Animals and Them, seem to have a mature ear for good music, and their debut LP showc...more →

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AT LAST!
Etta James
Argo LP-4003 (1960)
the USA
7.73 “Brilliant” Soul Ballad

Jukebox picks: “I Just Want To Make Love To You” (9.8) • “At Last” (9.3) • “My Dearest Darling” (9.1)
TJR saysThe 22 year old Etta James really makes her mark with this exhilarating debut – she brings a vitality to each of the son...more →

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WHO TORE YOUR TROUSERS?
Ivor Cutler
Decca LK-4405 (1961)
Scotland
7.71 “Brilliant” Avant-Garde; Storytelling

Jukebox picks: “A Red Flower” (10) • “Are You Alright Jack” (9.4) • “Steady Job” (9.2)
TJR saysFollowing his brilliant EP of 1959, “Ivor Cutler Of Y’Hup”, Ivor cut a deal with Decca Records for a full length LP, and...more →

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MR. TAMBOURINE MAN
The Byrds
Columbia CS-9172 (1965)
the USA
7.70 “Brilliant” Folk Rock / Americana; Pop

Jukebox picks: “Mr. Tambourine Man” (10) • “All I Really Want To Do” (9.6) • “I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better” (9.4)
TJR saysAs far as the makers of this glorious debut were concerned, Rock n Roll was now firmly dead. Behold the jingle-jangle re...more →

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THE DUBLINERS IN CONCERT
The Dubliners
Transatlantic Records TRA-124 (1965)
Ireland
7.70 “Brilliant” Folk

Jukebox picks: “The Kerry Recruit [live ‘64]” (9.9) • “Róisín Dubh [live ‘64]” (9.8) • “The Leaving Of Liverpool [live ‘64]” (9.7)
TJR saysDuring 1964, the Dubliners had become Ireland’s top selling artists, were TV regulars, and were playing to sell-out hous...more →

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THE FIRST LADY OF IMMEDIATE
P.P. Arnold
Immediate IMSP-011 (1967)
the USA
7.68 “Brilliant” Soul

Jukebox picks: “The First Cut Is The Deepest” (10) • “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” (9.3) • “Am I Still Dreaming?” (8.8)
TJR saysThe stunning lead single, “The First Cut Is The Deepest”, was written by Cat Stevens early in 1967, and he was using...more →

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THE SEEDS
The Seeds
GNP Crescendo GNP-2023 (1966)
the USA
7.68 “Brilliant” Psychedelia

Jukebox picks: “Pushin’ Too Hard” (9.4) • “Can’t Seem To Make You Mine” (9.3) • “No Escape” (8.6)
TJR saysBig in California but ignored everywhere else, the Seeds debut LP was completely brilliant nonetheless. At the time of t...more →

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FINNEGAN WAKES
The Dubliners
Transatlantic Records TRA-139 (1966)
Ireland
7.67 “Brilliant” Folk

Jukebox picks: “Nelson’s Farewell [live ’66]” (9.8) • “Surrounded By Water (The Sea Around Us) [live ’66]” (8.4) • “McAlpine’s Fusiliers [live ’66]” (8.3)
TJR saysFirst time on LP for these 12 tunes, all recorded live at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, over 2 nights on April 26th / 27th, ...more →

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MY PEOPLE WERE FAIR AND HAD SKY IN THEIR HAIR… BUT NOW THEY’RE CONTENT TO WEAR STARS
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Regal Zonophone SLRZ-1003 (1968)
England
7.67 “Brilliant” Alternative Folk

Jukebox picks: “Mustang Ford” (9.6) • “Hot Rod Mama” (9.4) • “Weilder Of Words” (9.1)
TJR saysSlappy bongo with hypnotic guitar picking and repetitive melody with some crazy vocal performances. It’s a good look dud...more →

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ASK ME NO QUESTIONS
Bridget St. John
Dandelion Records S-63750 (1969)
England
7.66 “Brilliant” Folk

Jukebox picks: “Ask Me No Questions” (9.6) • “To B Without A Hitch” (9.5) • “Barefeet And Hot Pavements” (9.3)
TJR saysThe fanciful notion of running a record label, free from the constraints of the “straights”, had been burning with John ...more →

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JIMMY REED AT CARNEGIE HALL
Jimmy Reed
Vee Jay Records VJLP-1035 (1961)
the USA
7.65 “Brilliant” Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Bright Lights, Big City [1961 version]” (9.5) • “Blue Carnegie” (8.7) • “Kind Of Lonesome” (8.6)
TJR saysTHIS IS NOT A LIVE ALBUM, despite Vee-Jay’s curveball title. It’s a double studio album, with the 11 tracks on the first...more →

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MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
The Beatles
Capitol Records MAL-2835 (1967)
England
7.64 “Brilliant” Psychedelia

Jukebox picks: “Strawberry Fields Forever” (9.2) • “Baby You’re A Rich Man” (9.1) • “I Am The Walrus” (8.9)
TJR saysAnother truly brilliant album from the ever-consistent Beatles. John Lennon agrees with me, how cool is he? “… Magical...more →

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ST. LOUIS TO LIVERPOOL
Chuck Berry
Chess LPS-1488 (1964)
the USA
7.64 “Brilliant” Rock n Roll / Rockabilly; Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Promised Land” (9.2) • “You Never Can Tell” (9.1) • “No Particular Place To Go” (8.8)
TJR saysHaving been released from prison in October ’63, Chuck got straight back to work as he sought to retain his place as one...more →

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WEDNESDAY MORNING, 3 A.M.
Simon and Garfunkel
Columbia CL-2249 (1964)
the USA
7.62 “Brilliant” Folk

Jukebox picks: “The Sounds Of Silence” (10) • “Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream” (8.9) • “He Was My Brother” (8.6)
TJR saysTom Wilson, producer at Columbia, had a busy old time of it in 1964, producing two Bob Dylan albums as well as the debut...more →

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THE GREAT OTIS REDDING SINGS SOUL BALLADS
Otis Redding
Volt VOLT-411 (1965)
the USA
7.62 “Brilliant” Soul Ballad; Soul

Jukebox picks: “That’s How Strong My Love Is” (9.4) • “Come To Me” (8.9) • “Keep Your Arms Around Me” (8.9)
TJR saysThe same team who delivered “Pain in my Heart” remained intact for album # 2. The core band of Booker T. Jones (organ), ...more →

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SCANDAL IN A BRIXTON MARKET
Girlie and Laurel Aitken
Pama Records ECO-8 (1969)
Cuba
7.61 “Brilliant” Reggae

Jukebox picks: “Stupid Married Man” (8.5) • “Mr. Soul” (8.5) • “Night Cricket” (8.3)
TJR saysReleased on London’s Pama Records, “Scandal In A Brixton Market” was the first truly brilliant Laurel Aitken album. The ...more →

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SILVER APPLES
Silver Apples
Kapp Records KS-3562 (1968)
the USA
7.59 “Brilliant” Electronica

Jukebox picks: “Misty Mountain” (9.0) • “Oscillations” (8.5) • “Velvet Cave” (8.1)
TJR saysNew York, not for the first or last time, was at the artsy epi-centre of the musical universe in 1968 – giving the Velve...more →

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BITTER TEARSː BALLADS OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN
Johnny Cash
Columbia CL-2248 (1964)
the USA
7.59 “Brilliant” Country

Jukebox picks: “Apache Tears” (8.6) • “The Ballad Of Ira Hayes” (8.4) • “The Talking Leaves” (8.1)
TJR saysThe egalitarian Johnny Cash exerts his democratic right to protest, as he stands here with his good friend Peter La Farg...more →

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ARTHUR (OR THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE)
The Kinks
Pye Records NPL-18317 (1969)
England
7.58 “Brilliant” Blues Rock / Soul Rock; Cerebral Pop

Jukebox picks: “Young And Innocent Days” (9.2) • “Victoria” (9.0) • “Shangri-La” (8.5)
TJR saysBest of British what, what? An undoubted high point in the Kinks story – yet, as with many episodes, the back-ground eve...more →

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IT’S MY WAY
Buffy Saint-Marie
Vanguard ‎VSD-79142 (1964)
Canada
7.58 “Brilliant” Folk

Jukebox picks: “Babe In Arms” (8.8) • “The Old Man's Lament” (8.4) • “Ananias” (8.3)
TJR saysBuffy Saint-Marie was still in her early 20s when her debut LP was released in February, 1964. From the off, she's world...more →

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THE SOUL ALBUM
Otis Redding
Volt VOLT-413 (1966)
the USA
7.53 “Brilliant” Soul; Soul Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Good To Me” (9.1) • “634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)” (8.5) • “Just One More Day” (8.1)
TJR saysHe’s such a masterful interpreter that it matters not whether he’s working with his own material or that of others. Rele...more →

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PLEASURES OF THE HARBOR
Phil Ochs
A&M Records SP-4133 (1967)
the USA
7.53 “Brilliant” Jazz

Jukebox picks: “The Crucifixion” (8.8) • “Flower Lady” (8.7) • “Pleasures Of The Harbor” (8.1)
TJR saysEschewing his one man with acoustic guitar approach evidenced hitherto on his 3 albums for Elektra, the 26-year-old topi...more →

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JOHN WESLEY HARDING
Bob Dylan
Columbia CL-2804 (1967)
the USA
7.50 “Brilliant” Folk Rock / Americana

Jukebox picks: “The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest” (10) • “Drifter’s Escape” (8.2) • “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine” (8.0)
TJR saysAs terrific as it is, the come-down LP from the preceding epics had an air of inevitability about it. 12 tunes recorded ...more →

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BLOWIN’ YOUR MIND!
Van Morrison
Bang Records BLP-218 (1967)
Northern Ireland
7.50 “Brilliant” Blues Rock / Soul Rock

Jukebox picks: “He Ain't Give You None” (9.9) • “T.B. Sheets” (9.4) • “Who Drove The Red Sports Car?” (7.6)
TJR saysIt was inevitable that the shining star of Them would branch out as a solo artist, but “Blowin’ Your Mind!” was not how ...more →

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I FEEL THE SPIRIT
Prince Buster
Blue Beat BBLP-802 (1963)
Jamaica
7.46 “Really good” Ska / Rocksteady

Jukebox picks: “Madness” (10) • “Black Head Chinaman” (9.2) • “Jealous” (8.3)
TJR saysFuelled with the independence spirit, and brimming with national pride, Jamaica’s music scene exploded in the early 60s ...more →

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TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT
The Shirelles
Scepter Records LP-501 (1960)
the USA
7.44 “Really good” Pop

Jukebox picks: “Tonight’s The Night” (10) • “Dedicated To The One I Love” (10) • “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” (10)
TJR saysArriving at the very tail end of the year was the debut LP from the completely fabulous Shirelles. With nearly 3 years o...more →

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KINKS
The Kinks
Pye Records NPL-18096 (1964)
England
7.44 “Really good” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Rock n Roll / Rockabilly; Pop

Jukebox picks: “You Really Got Me” (9.8) • “So Mystifying” (9.4) • “I Took My Baby Home” (7.8)
TJR says“Kinks” is the sound of young London getting in on the R n B beat action. At the time of its release they were: Ray Davi...more →

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SUNSHINE SUPERMAN [1966]
Donovan
Epic LN-24217 (1966)
Scotland
7.43 “Really good” Psychedelia

Jukebox picks: “Ferris Wheel” (9.3) • “Season Of The Witch” (8.7) • “Sunshine Superman” (8.6)
TJR saysAlthough it has a largely acoustic feel, the album, produced by Mickie Most, benefitted from highly skilled arrangements...more →

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NIGHT BEAT
Sam Cooke
RCA Victor LPM-2709 (1963)
the USA
7.43 “Really good” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Soul Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen” (9.1) • “Mean Old World” (8.9) • “Little Red Rooster” (8.4)
TJR saysSam Cooke’s second LP of 1963, released in August. Boy oh boy, he’s cooking the gas right about now. Opens with the clas...more →

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STRICTLY PERSONAL
Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band
Blue Thumb Records BTS-1 (1968)
the USA
7.43 “Really good” Blues Rock / Soul Rock; Psychedelia

Jukebox picks: “Beatle Bones ’n’ Smokin’ Stones” (9.0) • “Trust Us” (8.2) • “On Tomorrow” (8.0)
TJR saysFollowing the major label rejections, Bob Krasnow’s new Blue Thumb label took this on, and the murky, muddy production –...more →

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PRESENTING THE FABULOUS RONETTES
The Ronettes
Philles Records PHLP-4006 (1964)
the USA
7.42 “Really good” Pop

Jukebox picks: “Be My Baby” (10) • “(The Best Part Of) Breakin’ Up” (9.9) • “Baby, I Love You” (9.7)
TJR saysA hugely enjoyable album – irresistible even – and packed full of timeless classics that will still sound huge in 2064. ...more →

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THE GILDED PALACE OF SIN
The Flying Burrito Brothers
A&M Records SP-4175 (1969)
the USA
7.42 “Really good” Country

Jukebox picks: “Sin City” (10) • “Do You Know How It Feels” (9.3) • “Hot Burrito #1” (8.9)
TJR saysFormed by Byrds dropouts Chris Hillman (24, electric and acoustic guitar, harmony, lead and backing vocals, mandolin) an...more →

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AT IT AGAIN
The Dubliners
Major Minor MMLP-34 (1968)
Ireland
7.40 “Really good” Folk

Jukebox picks: “The Irish Navy” (9.3) • “I Wish I Were Back In Liverpool” (8.5) • “Many Young Men Of Twenty” (8.1)
TJR saysThe fourth album on Major Minor Records from folk’s, never mind Ireland’s, finest ensemble. It’s packed with very fine t...more →

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IN DREAMS
Roy Orbison
Monument MLP-8003 (1963)
the USA
7.39 “Really good” Pop; Pop Ballad

Jukebox picks: “No One Will Ever Know” (10) • “In Dreams” (9.5) • “Shahdaroba” (7.8)
TJR saysThe world’s finest exponent of the soulful tremor returns with a stronger, more consistent set than last years “Crying”,...more →

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FUTURE
The Seeds
GNP Crescendo GNP-2038 (1967)
the USA
7.38 “Really good” Psychedelia

Jukebox picks: “Flower Lady And Her Assistant” (9.1) • “Fallin’” (8.8) • “Now A Man” (8.1)
TJR says“Travel with your mind” was Sky Saxon’s message here, on an album which was as mad as a hatter bounding between castles,...more →

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THE PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN
Pink Floyd
Columbia SX-6157 (1967)
England
7.37 “Really good” Psychedelia

Jukebox picks: “Lucifer Sam” (9.2) • “Astronomy Domine” (8.6) • “Chapter 24” (8.3)
TJR saysEmerging from the London underground scene, Pink Floyd signed to EMI early in 1967, and by summertime had placed two sin...more →

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FREAK OUT!
The Mothers Of Invention
Verve Records V6-5005-2 (1966)
the USA
7.35 “Really good” Blues Rock / Soul Rock; Psychedelia

Jukebox picks: “Trouble Every Day” (9.5) • “Hungry Freaks, Daddy” (9.1) • “Help, I’m A Rock” (8.9)
TJR saysThe counter-culture revolution is underway all around, evidenced here via Frank Zappa’s double-album debut of June ’66. ...more →

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THE MARBLE INDEX
Nico
Elektra EKS-74029 (1968)
Germany
7.34 “Really good” Avant-Garde

Jukebox picks: “Evening Of Light” (10) • “Facing The Wind” (9.3) • “No-One Is There” (8.2)
TJR saysThe sound of desolation row this may well be, but it’s a compelling, beautiful work of art nonetheless. In 1968, the nom...more →

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ON THE GALTYMORE MOUNTAINS
The Grehan Sisters
Transatlantic Records TRA-160 (1967)
Ireland
7.34 “Really good” Folk

Jukebox picks: “Tommy Mcdonagh” (9.3) • “The Black Velvet Band” (9.2) • “The Lake Of Coolfin” (8.2)
TJR saysI adore The Grehan Sisters, the pride of Boyle in County Roscommon. Pure and true naturals of the folk genre, they were ...more →

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THE ROLLING STONES
The Rolling Stones
Decca LK-4605 (1964)
England
7.34 “Really good” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

Jukebox picks: “I’m A King Bee” (9.1) • “Honest I Do” (8.6) • “You Can Make It If You Try” (8.6)
TJR saysIn keeping with the frantic, fast-paced nature of the era, the London five-piece laid down their opening album set over ...more →

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PROPHETS, SEERS AND SAGES - THE ANGELS OF THE AGES
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Regal Zonophone SLRZ-1005 (1968)
England
7.32 “Really good” Alternative Folk; Songwriter

Jukebox picks: “Deboraarobed” (10) • “Stacey Grove” (9.4) • “Conesuala” (8.6)
TJR says“Prophets, Seers & Sages” arrived in October ’68, just 3 months after their debut LP had been released. They had much to...more →

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THE ANGRY YOUNG THEM
Them
Decca LK-4700 (1965)
Northern Ireland
7.31 “Really good” Blues Rock / Soul Rock

Jukebox picks: “Gloria” (9.8) • “Bright Lights, Big City” (8.7) • “I’m Gonna Dress In Black” (7.8)
TJR saysAlthough LP liner notes often talked rubbish in the 60s, the back of this one noted: “These five young rebels are outr...more →

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JUST JIMMY REED
Jimmy Reed
Vee Jay Records VJLP-1050 (1962)
the USA
7.31 “Really good” Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Too Much” (8.9) • “Oh John” (7.8) • “I’ll Change My Style” (7.7)
TJR saysJimmy’s pal, ace guitarist Eddie Taylor, is absent on this set and, if truth be told, he’s not missed much – there’s ple...more →

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ELVIS IS BACK!
Elvis Presley
RCA Victor LPM-2231 (1960)
the USA
7.30 “Really good” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Pop

Jukebox picks: “Reconsider Baby” (10) • “The Girl Of My Best Friend” (8.4) • “It Feels So Right” (7.5)
TJR saysElvis arrived back from his Army stint in Germany on March 2, 1960, and was honourably discharged with the rank of serge...more →

see also: (B-list) Album Chart of the 1960s



Album Charts by year

“A-list”

1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

“B-list”

1943 1945 1946 1950 1951 1952 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

Album Charts by decade

“A-list”

1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

“B-list”

1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s




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