Favorite Records Of The 1960s

Recently, Pitchfork Media published a list of the Top 200 albums of the 60s.  It was an intimidating list to sift through, with a lot of titles that I haven't heard with artists whose discographies I mainly know via greatest hits collections.  I listened to a lot of oldies as a kid, mainly through 45's and FM radio.  But there are some albums that truly do stand the test of time for me.  A lot of them are nostalgia trips, classics that everyone is probably familiar with, but several are new discoveries thanks to Pitchfork's recommendation.  I didn't do a write-up for each choice, but may plan to in the future.  Until then, here are my choices alongside their album artwork.

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Duke Ellington - Far East Suite

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The Sonics - Here Are the Sonics!!!

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The Impressions - Keep On Pushing

 

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Roy Orbison - Crying

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The Delfonics - La La Means I Love You

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Stevie Wonder - For Once In My Life

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Aretha - Aretha Now

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The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks

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Simon & Garfunkel - Sounds of Silence

13th Floor Elevators - Psychedelic Sounds

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The Band - The Band

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Sam Cooke - Ain't That Good News

Thelonious Monk - Solo Monk

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Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left

Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison

MC5 - Kick Out The Jams

Nico - Chelsea Girl

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II

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John Coltrane - Giant Steps

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Neil Young - Everyone Knows This Is Nowhere

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Van Morrison - Astral Weeks

 

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Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul

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Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed

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Nina Simone - Pastel Blues

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The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground

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The Zombies - Odyssey and Oracle

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Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen

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Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde

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The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album)

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The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

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The Beatles - Revolver