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Classic Rock Magazine - The Real 100 Greatest Albums Of The 60's

The 'rules' for this list 1.) Only one album per artist. 2.) Must not be their most obvious.


See Also:
››  Uncut Magazine - Ultimate Record Collection: The 1960's


1. The Jimi Hexdrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love - 1967
2. The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album) - 1968
3. The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed - 1969
4. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin - 1968
5. Free - Tons Of Sobs - 1969
6. Jeff Beck - Truth - 1968
7. Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On - 1969
8. David Bowie - David Bowie - 1969
9. Pink Floyd - Ummagumma - 1969
10. The Doors - The Doors - 1967
11. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow - 1967
12. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks - 1968
13. The Who - Tommy - 1969
14. Mc5 - Kick Out The Jams - 1969
15. Jethro Tull - Stand Up - 1969
16. The Stooges - The Stooges - 1969
17. Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum - 1968
18. Small Faces - There Are But Four Small Faces - 1967
19. Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding - 1967
20. John Mayall - A Hard Road - 1966
21. Credence Clearwater Revival - Bayou Country - 1969
22. Alice Cooper - Pretties For You - 1969
23. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash - 1969
24. Cream - Wheels Of Fire - 1968
25. Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat - 1968
26. The Pretty Things - The Pretty Things - 1965
27. Otis Redding - Otis Blue - 1965
28. The Yardbirds - Five Live Yardbirds - 1964
29. Dr. John, The Night Tripper - Gris-Gris - 1968
30. The Zombies - Odyssey And Oracle - 1968
31. The Kinks - Live At Kelvin Hall - 1967
32. The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday - 1967
33. The Moody Blues - On The Threshold Of A Dream - 1969
34. Robert Johnson - King Of The Delta Blues Singers - 1961
35. The Spencer Davis Group - The Second Album - 1966
36. Traffic - Mr. Fantasy - 1967
37. The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - 1968
38. Neil Young - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere - 1969
39. Frank Zappa - Hot Rats - 1969
40. Canned Heat - Boogie With Canned Heat - 1968
41. Them - The Angry Young Them - 1965
42. King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King - 1969
43. Paul Butterfield - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - 1965
44. Steve Miller Band - Sailor - 1968
45. Nazz - Nazz - 1969
46. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Safe As Milk - 1967
47. The Sonics - Here Are The Sonics - 1965
48. Fairport Convention - Liege And Lief - 1969
49. Mothers Of Invention - We're Only In It For The Money - 1968
50. Buffalo Springfield - Again - 1967
51. Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 - 1960
52. Deep Purple - Book Of Taliesyn - 1969
53. The Animals - Animal Tracks - 1965
54. Bert Jansch - Jack Orion - 1966
55. Scott Walker - Scott 4 - 1969
56. Love - Da Capo - 1966
57. Blind Faith - Blind Faith - 1969
58. The Hollies - Evolution - 1967
59. Janis Joplin - I Got Dem 'Ol Kozmic Blues Again Mama! - 1969
60. Donovan - Barabajagal - 1969
61. Johnny Winter - The Progressive Blues Experiment - 1968
62. Spooky Tooth - Spooky Two - 1969
63. Manfred Mann - The Five Faces Of Manfred Mann - 1964
64. Mose Allison - Mose Alive! - 1966
65. The Beach Boys - Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) - 1965
66. Santana - Santana - 1969
67. Can - Monster Movie - 1969
68. Family - Family Entertainment - 1969
69. Chuck Berry – Rockin’ At The Hops - 1960
70. The Nice - The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack - 1967
71. The Incredible String Band - The 5000 Sprits Or Layers Of The Onion - 1967
72. Ten Years After - Undead - 1968
73. The Shangri-Las - Leader Of The Pack - 1965
74. The Mamas & The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears - 1966
75. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin - 1969
76. Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense And Peppermints - 1967
77. Grateful Dead - Live/Dead - 1969
78. Trashmen - Surfin' Bird - 1963
79. Mott The Hoople - Mott The Hoople - 1969
80. Yes - Yes - 1969
81. The Seeds - The Seeds - 1966
82. Tim Buckley - Tim Buckley - 1966
83. The Shadows Of Knight - Gloria - 1966
84. The Electric Prunes - The Electric Prunes - 1967
85. Miles Davis - In A Silent Way - 1969
86. Simon And Garfunkel - Bookends - 1968
87. The Ronnettes - Presenting The Fabulous Ronnetts - 1964
88. Downliners Sect - The Sect - 1964
89. The Fugs - The Fugs - 1966
90. Iron Butterfly - Heavy - 1968
91. Harvey Mandel - Cristo Redentor - 1968
92. The Sorrows - Take A Heart - 1965
93. The Standells - Dirty Water - 1966
94. Asylum Choir - Look Inside The Asylum Choir - 1968
95. The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - Gorilla - 1967
96. The United States Of America - The United States Of America - 1968
97. Graham Bond Organization - The Sound Of '65 - 1965
98. Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels - Take A Ride! - 1966
99. Chicago Transit Authority - Chicago Transit Authority - 1969
100. The Deviants - Ptooff! - 1967


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Classic Rock Albums Of 2014


Rival Sons


1. Rival Sons – Great Western Valkyrie
2. Royal Blood – Royal Blood
3. Robert Plant – Lullaby And…The Ceasless Roar
4. AC/DD – Rock Or Bust
5. Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes
6. Slash – World On Fire
7. Ace Frehley – Space Invader
8. Black Stone Cherry – Magic Mountain
9. Opeth – Pale Communion
10. Lateness Of Dancers – Merge
11. Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltry – Going Back Home
12. Tom Petty – Hypnotic Eye
13. Augustines – Augustines
14. Anathema – Distance Satellites
15. Joe Bonamassa – Different Shades Of Blue
16. Blackberry Smoke – Leave A Scar
17. Lionize – Jetpack Soundtrack
18. Judas Priest – Redeemer Of Souls
19. Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt
20. Orange Goblin – Back From The Abyss
21. Kill It Kid – You Owe Nothing
22. Leonard Cohen – Popular Problems
23. Syd Arthur – Sound Mirror
24. Benjamin Booker – Benjamin Booker
25. Billy Idol – Kings And Queens Of The Underground
26. Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams
27. Buzzcocks – The Way
28. Chrissie Hynde – Stockholm
29. Messinger – Illusory Blues
30. Lucinda Williams – Down Where The Sprit Meets The Bone
31. H.E.A.T. – Tearing Down The Walls
32. Blue Pills – Blue Pills
33. Electric Wizard – Time To Die
34. David Crosby – Croz
35. The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream
36. Mastodon – Once More Round The Sun
37. John Mellencamp – Plain Spoken
38. The Black Keys – Turn Blue
39. Crobot – Something Supernatural
40. Goat – Commune
41. Magnum – Escape From The Shadow Garden
42. Flying Colors – Secong Nature
43. Urban Voodoo Machine – Love, Drink And Death
44. Ginger – Albion
45. Walter Trout – The Blues Come Comin’
46. Work Of Art – Framework
47. Uriah Heep – Outsider
48. Ming City Rockers – Ming City Rockers
49. Amplifier – Mystoria
50. California Breed – California Breed


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Classic Rock Albums Of 2015

Iron Maiden

1. Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls
2. Faith No More - Sol Invictus
3. Clutch - Psychic Warfare
4. The Darkness - Last Of Our Kind
5. Def Leppard - Ear Music
6. Killing Joke - Pylon
7. Steven Wilson - Hand.Cannot.Erase
8. Blackberry Smoke - Holding All The Roses
9. Hailstorm - Into The Wild Life
10. Biters - Electric Blood
11. Thunder - Wonder Days
12. Keith Richards - Crosseyed Heart
13. Ghost - Meliora
14. Motorhead - Bad Magic
15. Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color
16. Von Hertzen Brothers - New Day Rising
17. We Ae Harlot - We Are Harlot
18. Jeff Lynne's ELO - Alone In The Universe
19. Vintage Trouble - 1 Hopeful Road
20. The Sontcs - This Is The Sonics
21. UFO - A Conspiracy Of Stars
22. Black Star Riders - The Killer Instinct
23. Tame Impala - Currents
24. Toto - XTV
25. FFS - FFS
26. Steve Hackett - Wolfflight
27. Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful
28. Saxon - Battering Ram
29. Public Image Ltd - What The World Needs Now
30. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
31. W.A.S.P. - Golgtha
32. David Gilmour - Rattle That Lock
33. Wilson - Right To Rise
34. Scorpions - Return To Forever
35. Radkey - Dark Black Makeup
36. Europe - War Of Kings
37. The Pretty Things - The Sweet Pretty Things
38. Graveyard - Innocence & Decadance
39. Walter Trout - Battle Scars
40. Pond - Man It Feels Like Space Again
41. Dan Patlansky - Dear Silence Thieves
42. FM - Heroes & Villains
43. Marilyn Manson - The Pale Emperor
44. Northcote - Hope Is Made Of Steel
45. Nordic Giants - A Séance Of Dark Delusions
46. King King - Reaching For The Light
47. Michael Monroe - Blackout States
48. Blitzen Trapper - All Across The Land
49. Joe Satriani - Shockwave Supernova
50. Vennart - The Demon Joke

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Classic Rock Albums Of 2016





1. Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression
2. David Bowie – Blackstar
3. The Struts – Everybody Wants
4. Marillion – Fuck Everyone And Run
5. The Temperance Movement – White Bear
6. Rival Sons – Hollow Bones
7. The Cadillac Three – Bury Me In My Boots
8. Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome
9. The Answer – Solas
10. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
11. Steven Wilson – 4 ½
12. Cheap Trick – Bang Zoom, Crazy….Hello
13. Big Big Train – Folklore
14. Alter Bridge – The Last Hello
15. Purson – Desire Magit Theatre
16. Black Cherry Stone – Kentucky
17. Hawkwind – The Machine Stops
18. Whisky Myers – Mud
19. Tax The Heat – Fed To The Lions
20. Blue Pills – Lady In Gold
21. Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel
22. Hiss Golden Messenger – Heart Like A Levee
23. Ian Hunter And The Rant Band – Fingers Crossed
24. Opeth – Sorceress
25. Matallica – Hardwired… To Self-Destruct
26. Blackberry Smoke – Like An Arrow
27. Pretenders – Alone
28. Eric Clapton – I Still Do
29. Dream Theatre – The Astonishing
30. Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide To Earth
31. Van Morrison – Keep Me Singing
32. Beware Of Darkness – Are You Real?
33. Teenage Fanclub – Here
34. Zakk Wylde – Book Of Shadows
35. Jeff Beck – Loud Hailer
36. The Virginmarys – Divides
37. Royal Republic – Weekend Man
38. Scorpion Child – Acid Roulette
39. Deap Vally – Femejism
40. Syd Arthur – Apricity
41. Brian Fallon – Painkillers
42. Crobot – Welcome To Fat City
43. Biffy Clyro – Ellipsis
44. Hey! Hello! – Hey! Hello! Too!
45. Ming City Rockers – Lemon
46. Drive-By Truckers – American Band
47. Joe Bonamassa – Blues Of Depression
48. Purple – Bodacious
49. Weezer – The White Album
50. Heart – Broken Beautiful

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Classic Rock Albums Of 2017





1. Queens Of The Stoneage – Villains
2. Black Country Communion – BCCTV
3. Foo Fighters – Concrete And Gold
4. Robert Plant – Carry Fire
5. Anathema – The Optimist
6. Bash And Pop – Anything Could Happen
7. Royal Thunder – Wick
8. Black Star Riders – Heavy Fire
9. All Them Witches – Sleeping Through The War
10. H.E.A.T. – Into The Great Unknown
11. Thunder – Rip It Up
12. Deep Purple – Infinite
13. Big Big Train – Grimspound
14. Jim Jones And The Righteous Mind – Super Natural
15. Low Cut Connie – Dirty Pictures (Part 1)
16. Steven Wilson – To The Bone
17. Cheap Trick – We’re All Right
18. The Magpie Salute – The Magpie Salute (Live)
19. Prophets Of Rage – Prophets Of Rage
20. Roger Waters – Is This The Life We Really Want?
21. Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown – Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown
22. Benjamin Booker – Witness
23. Von Hertzen Brothers – War Is Over
24. Koyo – Koyo
25. Royal Blood – How Did We Get This Dark?
26. The Cadillac Three – Legacy
27. Ryan Adams – Prisoner
28. Lindsey Buckingham/Christen McVie – Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie
29. Sparks – Hippopotamus
30. Marilyn Manson – Heaven Upside Down
31. Lionize – Nuclear Soul
32. Cats In Space – Scarecrow
33. Ray Davies – Americana
34. Steve Hackett – The Night Siren
35. The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
36. David Crosby – Sky Trails
37. Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Barefoot In The Head
38. Alice Cooper – Paranormal
39. Europe – Walk The Earth
40. Hawkwind – Into The Woods
41. Mastodon – Emperor Of Sand
42. Gun – Favourite Pleasures
43. Amplifier – Trippin’ With Dr Faustus
44. Walter Trout – We’re All In This Together
45. Biters – The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be
46. Solstafir – Berdreyminn
47. Procol Harum – Novum
48. Hiss Golden Messenger – Hallelujah Anyhow
49. Eric Gales – Middle Of The Road
50. Styx – The Mission


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Classic Rock Albums Of 2018


1. Clutch - Book of Bad Decisions
2. The Struts - Young And Dangerous
3. Ghost - Prequelle
4. Judas Priest - Firepower
5. Halestorm - Vicious
6. Slash feat Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators - Living The Dream
7. The Magpie Salute - High Water
8. Fantastic Negrito - Please Don't Be Dead
9. Alice In Chains - Rainier Fog
10. Idles - Joy As An Act Of Resistance
11. Steve Perry - Traces
12. Stone Temple Pilots - S.T.P
13. Billy F. Gibbons - The Big Bad Blues
14. Greta Van Fleet - Anthem Of The Peaceful Army
15. The Temperance Movement - A Deeper Cut
16. Saxon - Thunderbolt
17. The Damned - Evil Spirits
18. The Sheepdogs - Changing Colours
19. Orange Goblin - The Wolf Bites Back
20. Low Cut Connie - Dirty Pictures (Part 2)
21. Monster Magnet - Mindfucker
22. Walking Papers - WP2
23. Myles Kennedy - Year Of the Tiger
24. Nashville Pussy - Pleased To Eat You
25. Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch
26. Ginger Wildheart - Ghost In The Tanglewood
27. A Perfect Circle - Eat The Elephant
28. DeWolff - Thrust
29. FM - Atomic Generation
30. Joe Bonamassa - Redemption
31. Ash - Islands
32. Andrew W.K. - You’re Not Alone
33. Blackberry Smoke - Find A Light
34. Manic Street Preachers - Resistance Is Futile
35. David Crosby & The Lighthouse Band - Here If You Listen
36. The Record Company - All Of This Life
37. Massive Wagons - Full Nelson
38. Howlin Rain - The Alligator Bride
39. Ace Frehley - Spaceman
40. Reef - Revelation
41. Brothers Osborne - Port Saint Joe
42. Uriah Heep - Living The Dream
43. Turbowolf - The Free Life
44. Corrosion Of Conformity - No Cross No Crown
45. Vōdūn - Ascend
46. Black Stone Cherry - Family Tree
47. Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons - The Age Of Absurdity
48. Monster Truck - True Rockers
50. Vega - Only Human