Perfect Albums

What is a perfect album? I define it as an album I can listen to and not skip a track. These are some of my favourite albums. Many of these albums I can listen to and it only gets better and better with each listen. Since this blog is mainly about the 60s and 70s, Iโ€™ll only be listing albums from those decades. If you have any suggestions for albums I should listen to, I highly encourage you to post a comment on my blog or send me a message on my contact form on the Angie Elsewhere on the Internet page.

Maybe one day Iโ€™ll go through the perfect albums one by one and give you my thoughts and the key tracks to listen to.

Without further ado, here we go!

60s:

  • Surfin Safari โ€“ Beach Boys (1962)
  • Green Onions – Booker T and the MG’s (1962)
  • Please Please Me – The Beatles (1963)
  • Kinks โ€“ The Kinks (1964)
  • The Five Faces of Manfred Mann โ€“ Manfred Mann (1964)
  • A Hard Dayโ€™s Night โ€“ The Beatles (1964)
  • Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. – Simon & Garfunkel (1964)
  • My Generation โ€“ The Who (1965)
  • Begin Here โ€“ The Zombies (1965)
  • Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul โ€“ Otis Redding (1965)
  • Help! โ€“ The Beatles (1965)
  • Rubber Soul โ€“ The Beatles (1965)
  • The “Angry” Young Them – Them (1965)
  • Mr Tambourine Man – The Byrds (1965)
  • Here Are The Sonics – The Sonics (1965)
  • Action – ? And The Mysterians (1965)
  • Roger The Engineer โ€“ The Yardbirds (1966)
  • A Quick One โ€“ The Who (1966)
  • Small Faces โ€“ Small Faces (1966)
  • Jefferson Airplane Takes Off โ€“ Jefferson Airplane (1966)
  • Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton โ€“ John Mayall (1966)
  • Autumn โ€˜66 โ€“ Spencer Davis Group (1966)
  • Pet Sounds โ€“ The Beach Boys (1966)
  • My Way โ€“ Paul Jones (1966)
  • Revolver โ€“ The Beatles (1966)
  • Moods of Marvin Gaye – Marvin Gaye (1966)
  • Fresh Cream – Cream (1966)
  • The Remains – The Remains (1966)
  • Freak Out! – The Mothers of Invention (1966)
  • Et moi, et moi, et moi – Jacques Dutronc (1966)
  • Brave New World – Jack Hammer (1966)
  • Velvet Underground and Nico โ€“ Velvet Underground (1967)
  • Are You Experienced โ€“ Jimi Hendrix Experience (1967)
  • The Doors โ€“ The Doors (1967)
  • Surrealistic Pillow โ€“ Jefferson Airplane (1967)
  • Disraeli Gears โ€“ Cream (1967)
  • Procol Harum โ€“ Procol Harum (1967)
  • After Bathing at Baxterโ€™s โ€“ Jefferson Airplane (1967)
  • Happy Togeter โ€“ The Turtles (1967)
  • Groovinโ€™ โ€“ The Young Rascals (1967)
  • Forever Changes โ€“ Love (1967)
  • Sgt Pepperโ€™s Lonely Hearts Club Band โ€“ The Beatles (1967)
  • Incense and Peppermints – Strawberry Alarm Clock (1967)
  • Odessey and Oracle โ€“ The Zombies (1968)
  • Ogdenโ€™s Nut Gone Flake โ€“ Small Faces (1968)
  • Shades of Deep Purple โ€“ Deep Purple (1968)
  • The Book of Taliesyn โ€“ Deep Purple (1968)
  • Tomorrow โ€“ Tomorrow (1968)
  • The Graham Gouldman Thing โ€“ Graham Gouldman (1968)
  • Traffic โ€“ Traffic (1968)
  • Nazz โ€“ Nazz (1968)
  • Dance To The Music – Sly and the Family Stone (1968)
  • Eli and the Thirteenth Confession โ€“ Laura Nyro (1968)
  • S.F. Sorrow โ€“ The Pretty Things (1968)
  • In Search Of The Lost Chord – The Moody Blues (1968)
  • Tighten Up – Archie Bell and the Drells (1968)
  • Spirit – Spirit (1968)
  • Miracle Mirror – Golden Earring (1968)
  • Sweetwater – Sweetwater (1968)
  • C.Q. – The Outsiders (1968)
  • Battle Hymn of the Broken Hearted Horde – Freedom’s Children (1968)
  • Heavy – Iron Butterfly (1968)
  • Wake Up… It’s Tomorrow – Strawberry Alarm Clock (1968)
  • Electric Ladyland – Jimi Hendrix Experience (1968)
  • Wheatfield Soul – The Guess Who (1968)
  • The Pentangle – Pentangle (1968)
  • Aretha Now – Aretha Franklin (1968)
  • Led Zeppelin II โ€“ Led Zeppelin (1969)
  • Tommy โ€“ The Who (1969)
  • Blind Faith โ€“ Blind Faith (1969)
  • Yes โ€“ Yes (1969)
  • The Age of Aquarius โ€“ The 5th Dimension (1969)
  • Let it Bleed โ€“ The Rolling Stones (1969)
  • Santana โ€“ Santana (1969)
  • Stand Up โ€“ Jethro Tull (1969)
  • Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) โ€“ The Kinks (1969)
  • Crosby, Stills & Nash โ€“ Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)
  • Second Winter โ€“ Johnny Winter (1969)
  • Taste โ€“ Taste (1969)
  • The Young Modsโ€™ Forgotten Story โ€“ The Impressions (1969)
  • Fat Mattress โ€“ Fat Mattress (1969)
  • Beck-Ola โ€“ The Jeff Beck Group (1969)
  • Abbey Road โ€“ The Beatles (1969)
  • Liege & Lief โ€“ Fairport Convention (1969)
  • Beginnings – Ambrose Slade (1969)
  • ลฝelva – Olympic (1969)
  • Four Sail – Love (1969)
  • 10 000 lรฉpรฉs – Omega (1969)
  • Kick Out The Jams – MC5 (1969)
  • The Stooges – The Stooges (1969)
  • Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls – Coven (1969)
  • Evolution – Tamam Shud (1969)
  • Churchill’s – The Churchills (1969)

70s:

  • All Things Must Pass โ€“ George Harrison (1970)
  • Hollywood Dream โ€“ Thunderclap Newman (1970)
  • John Barleycorn Must Die โ€“ Traffic (1970)
  • Abraxas โ€“ Santana (1970)
  • Eric Clapton โ€“ Eric Clapton (1970)
  • On The Boards โ€“ Taste (1970)
  • Tumbleweed Connection – Elton John (1970)
  • Cosmo’s Factory – Creedence Clearwater Revival (1970)
  • A Question of Balance – The Moody Blues (1970)
  • Here Comes Shuggie Otis – Shuggie Otis (1970)
  • Them Changes – Buddy Miles (1970)
  • Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One – The Kinks (1970)
  • Vehicle – The Ides of March (1970)
  • Ladies of the Canyon – Joni Mitchell (1970)
  • Gypsy – Gypsy (1970)
  • Fanny – Fanny (1970)
  • Titanic – Titanic (1970)
  • Tombstone Valentine – Wigwam (1970)
  • Time to Suck – Suck (1970)
  • Curtis – Curtis Mayfield (1970)
  • Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs – Derek & The Dominos (1970)
  • The American Dream – The American Dream (1970)
  • Whoโ€™s Next โ€“ The Who (1971)
  • Led Zeppelin IV โ€“ Led Zeppelin (1971)
  • Hunky Dory โ€“ David Bowie (1971)
  • The Yes Album โ€“ Yes (1971)
  • Electric Warrior โ€“ T. Rex (1971)
  • Nursery Cryme โ€“ Genesis (1971)
  • Tarkus โ€“ ELP (1971)
  • Aqualung โ€“ Jethro Tull (1971)
  • Fragile โ€“ Yes (1971)
  • Whatโ€™s Going On โ€“ Marvin Gaye (1971)
  • Second Album โ€“ Curved Air (1971)
  • Shaft โ€“ Isaac Hayes (1971)
  • Maggot Brain โ€“ Funkadelic (1971)
  • Roots โ€“ Curtis Mayfield (1971)
  • Gemini Suite – Jon Lord (1971)
  • Rory Gallagher – Rory Gallagher (1971)
  • 666 – Aphrodite’s Child (1971)
  • Fairyport – Wigwam (1971)
  • Blues – Breakout (1971)
  • Kingdom of Life – The Blue Effect (1971)
  • In The Garden – Gypsy (1971)
  • Meddle – Pink Floyd (1971)
  • Histoire de Melody Nelson – Serge Gainsbourg (1971)
  • Bryter Layter – Nick Drake (1971)
  • Choice Cuts – The Masters Apprentices (1971)
  • Sunshine – Flaming Ember (1971)
  • Close to the Edge โ€“ Yes (1972)
  • Foxtrot โ€“ Genesis (1972)
  • The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars โ€“ David Bowie (1972)
  • Trilogy โ€“ ELP (1972)
  • Machine Head โ€“ Deep Purple (1972)
  • Something/Anything? โ€“ Todd Rundgren (1972)
  • Thick as a Brick โ€“ Jethro Tull (1972)
  • Super Fly โ€“ Curtis Mayfield (1972)
  • Letโ€™s Stay Together โ€“ Al Green (1972)
  • Focus III โ€“ Focus (1972)
  • Why Dontcha โ€“ West, Bruce, and Laing (1972)
  • The Harder They Come – Jimmy Cliff (1972)
  • Argus – Wishbone Ash (1972)
  • Slade Alive! – Slade (1972)
  • Storia di un minuto – PFM (1972)
  • Dark Side of the Moon โ€“ Pink Floyd (1973)
  • Houses of the Holy โ€“ Led Zeppelin (1973)
  • Quadrophenia โ€“ The Who (1973)
  • Brain Salad Surgery โ€“ ELP (1973)
  • The Six Wives of Henry VIII โ€“ Rick Wakeman (1973)
  • Band On the Run โ€“ Paul McCartney and Wings (1973)
  • Funky Kingston โ€“ Toots & The Maytals (1973)
  • A Wizard, a True Star โ€“ Todd Rundgren (1973)
  • Remember The Future – Nektar (1973)
  • Grinding Stone – The Gary Moore Band (1973)
  • Camel – Camel (1973)
  • Tales From Topographic Oceans – Yes (1973)
  • Tubular Bells – Mike Oldfield (1973)
  • Sipurei Poogy – Kaveret (1973)
  • Rush โ€“ Rush (1974)
  • Journey to the Centre of the Earth โ€“ Rick Wakeman (1974)
  • Red โ€“ King Crimson (1974)
  • Hamburger Concerto – Focus (1974)
  • Autobahn – Kraftwerk (1974)
  • Crime of the Century – Supertramp (1974)
  • Rock n Roll Animal – Lou Reed (1974)
  • Wish You Were Here โ€“ Pink Floyd (1975)
  • Fish Out of Water โ€“ Chris Squire (1975)
  • Fly By Night โ€“ Rush (1975)
  • Caress of Steel โ€“ Rush (1975)
  • A Night at the Opera โ€“ Queen (1975)
  • Universal Love โ€“ MFSB (1975)
  • Recycled โ€“ Nektar (1975)
  • Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd (1975)
  • Fighting – Thin Lizzy (1975)
  • Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen (1975)
  • Ramones โ€“ Ramones (1976)
  • 2112 โ€“ Rush (1976)
  • Dreamboat Annie โ€“ Heart (1976)
  • Frampton Comes Alive! โ€“ Peter Frampton (1976)
  • Olias of Sunhillow โ€“ Jon Anderson (1976)
  • Wings Over America โ€“ Wings (1976)
  • Disco Inferno ย The Trammps (1976)
  • The Book of Invasionsย โ€“ Horslips (1976)
  • A Trick of the Tail – Genesis (1976)
  • Songs in the Key of Life – Stevie Wonder (1976)
  • Oxygรจne – Jean Michel Jarre (1976)
  • Calling Card – Rory Gallagher (1976)
  • Sarabande – Jon Lord (1976)
  • Wind & Wuthering – Genesis (1976)
  • Leftoverture – Kansas (1976)
  • The Modern Lovers – The Modern Lovers (1976)
  • Little Queen โ€“ Heart (1977)
  • Rumours โ€“ Fleetwood Mac (1977)
  • Rocket to Russia โ€“ Ramones (1977)
  • Marquee Moon – Television (1977)
  • Out Of The Blue – ELO (1977)
  • Talking Heads: 77 – Talking Heads (1977)
  • Bat Out of Hell – Meat Loaf (1977)
  • The Real Kids – The Real Kids (1977)
  • Magazine – Heart (1977)
  • Radios Appear – Radio Birdman (1977)
  • All Mod Cons โ€“ The Jam (1978)
  • The Kick Inside – Kate Bush (1978)
  • Yellow Magic Orchestra – Yellow Magic Orchestra (1978)
  • London Calling โ€“ The Clash (1979)
  • The Wall โ€“ Pink Floyd (1979)
  • One Step Beyondโ€ฆ โ€“ Madness (1979)
  • Unknown Pleasures โ€“ Joy Division (1979)
  • Black Rose – Thin Lizzy (1979)
  • Breakfast in America – Supertramp (1979)
  • The Warriors Original Soundtrack (1979)
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