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, I’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 I’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 – Beach Boys (1962)
  • Green Onions – Booker T and the MG’s (1962)
  • Kinks – The Kinks (1964)
  • The Five Faces of Manfred Mann – Manfred Mann (1964)
  • A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles (1964)
  • Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. – Simon & Garfunkel (1964)
  • My Generation – The Who (1965)
  • Begin Here – The Zombies (1965)
  • Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul – Otis Redding (1965)
  • Help! – The Beatles (1965)
  • Rubber Soul – The Beatles (1965)
  • The “Angry” Young Them – Them (1965)
  • Roger The Engineer – The Yardbirds (1966)
  • A Quick One – The Who (1966)
  • Small Faces – Small Faces (1966)
  • Jefferson Airplane Takes Off – Jefferson Airplane (1966)
  • Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton – John Mayall (1966)
  • Autumn ‘66 – Spencer Davis Group (1966)
  • Pet Sounds – The Beach Boys (1966)
  • My Way – Paul Jones (1966)
  • Revolver – 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)
  • Velvet Underground and Nico – Velvet Underground (1967)
  • Are You Experienced – Jimi Hendrix Experience (1967)
  • The Doors – The Doors (1967)
  • Surrealistic Pillow – Jefferson Airplane (1967)
  • Disraeli Gears – Cream (1967)
  • Procol Harum – Procol Harum (1967)
  • After Bathing at Baxter’s – Jefferson Airplane (1967)
  • Happy Togeter – The Turtles (1967)
  • Groovin’ – The Young Rascals (1967)
  • Forever Changes – Love (1967)
  • Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles (1967)
  • Incense and Peppermints – Strawberry Alarm Clock (1967)
  • Odessey and Oracle – The Zombies (1968)
  • Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake – Small Faces (1968)
  • Shades of Deep Purple – Deep Purple (1968)
  • The Book of Taliesyn – Deep Purple (1968)
  • Tomorrow – Tomorrow (1968)
  • The Graham Gouldman Thing – Graham Gouldman (1968)
  • Traffic – Traffic (1968)
  • Nazz – Nazz (1968)
  • Dance To The Music – Sly and the Family Stone (1968)
  • Eli and the Thirteenth Confession – Laura Nyro (1968)
  • S.F. Sorrow – 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)
  • Led Zeppelin II – Led Zeppelin (1969)
  • Tommy – The Who (1969)
  • Blind Faith – Blind Faith (1969)
  • Yes – Yes (1969)
  • The Age of Aquarius – The 5th Dimension (1969)
  • Let it Bleed – The Rolling Stones (1969)
  • Santana – Santana (1969)
  • Stand Up – Jethro Tull (1969)
  • Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) – The Kinks (1969)
  • Crosby, Stills & Nash – Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)
  • Second Winter – Johnny Winter (1969)
  • Taste – Taste (1969)
  • The Young Mods’ Forgotten Story – The Impressions (1969)
  • Fat Mattress – Fat Mattress (1969)
  • Beck-Ola – The Jeff Beck Group (1969)
  • Abbey Road – The Beatles (1969)
  • Liege & Lief – Fairport Convention (1969)
  • Beginnings – Ambrose Slade (1969)
  • Želva – Olympic (1969)
  • Four Sail – Love (1969)
  • 10 000 lépés – Omega (1969)
  • Kick Out The Jams – MC5 (1969)
  • The Stooges – The Stooges (1969)

70s:

  • All Things Must Pass – George Harrison (1970)
  • Hollywood Dream – Thunderclap Newman (1970)
  • John Barleycorn Must Die – Traffic (1970)
  • Abraxas – Santana (1970)
  • Eric Clapton – Eric Clapton (1970)
  • On The Boards – 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)
  • Gypsy – Gypsy (1970)
  • Fanny – Fanny (1970)
  • Titanic – Titanic (1970)
  • Tombstone Valentine – Wigwam (1970)
  • Time to Suck – Suck (1970)
  • Curtis – Curtis Mayfield (1970)
  • Who’s Next – The Who (1971)
  • Led Zeppelin IV – Led Zeppelin (1971)
  • Hunky Dory – David Bowie (1971)
  • The Yes Album – Yes (1971)
  • Electric Warrior – T. Rex (1971)
  • Nursery Cryme – Genesis (1971)
  • Tarkus – ELP (1971)
  • Aqualung – Jethro Tull (1971)
  • Fragile – Yes (1971)
  • What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye (1971)
  • Second Album – Curved Air (1971)
  • Shaft – Isaac Hayes (1971)
  • Maggot Brain – Funkadelic (1971)
  • Roots – 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)
  • Close to the Edge – Yes (1972)
  • Foxtrot – Genesis (1972)
  • The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars – David Bowie (1972)
  • Trilogy – ELP (1972)
  • Machine Head – Deep Purple (1972)
  • Something/Anything? – Todd Rundgren (1972)
  • Thick as a Brick – Jethro Tull (1972)
  • Super Fly – Curtis Mayfield (1972)
  • Let’s Stay Together – Al Green (1972)
  • Focus III – Focus (1972)
  • Why Dontcha – West, Bruce, and Laing (1972)
  • The Harder They Come – Jimmy Cliff (1972)
  • Argus – Wishbone Ash (1972)
  • Slade Alive! – Slade (1972)
  • Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd (1973)
  • Houses of the Holy – Led Zeppelin (1973)
  • Quadrophenia – The Who (1973)
  • Brain Salad Surgery – ELP (1973)
  • The Six Wives of Henry VIII – Rick Wakeman (1973)
  • Band On the Run – Paul McCartney and Wings (1973)
  • Funky Kingston – Toots & The Maytals (1973)
  • A Wizard, a True Star – 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)
  • Rush – Rush (1974)
  • Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Rick Wakeman (1974)
  • Red – 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 – Pink Floyd (1975)
  • Fish Out of Water – Chris Squire (1975)
  • Fly By Night – Rush (1975)
  • Caress of Steel – Rush (1975)
  • A Night at the Opera – Queen (1975)
  • Universal Love – MFSB (1975)
  • Recycled – Nektar (1975)
  • Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd (1975)
  • Fighting – Thin Lizzy (1975)
  • Ramones – Ramones (1976)
  • 2112 – Rush (1976)
  • Dreamboat Annie – Heart (1976)
  • Frampton Comes Alive! – Peter Frampton (1976)
  • Olias of Sunhillow – Jon Anderson (1976)
  • Wings Over America – Wings (1976)
  • Disco Inferno  The Trammps (1976)
  • The Book of Invasions – Horslips (1976)
  • A Trick of the Tail – Genesis (1976)
  • Songs in the Key of Life – Stevie Wonder (1976)
  • Oxygène – 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 – Heart (1977)
  • Rumours – Fleetwood Mac (1977)
  • Rocket to Russia – 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)
  • All Mod Cons – The Jam (1978)
  • The Kick Inside – Kate Bush (1978)
  • London Calling – The Clash (1979)
  • The Wall – Pink Floyd (1979)
  • One Step Beyond… – Madness (1979)
  • Unknown Pleasures – Joy Division (1979)
  • Black Rose – Thin Lizzy (1979)
  • Breakfast in America – Supertramp (1979)
  • The Warriors Original Soundtrack (1979)
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  1. 1970 Dave Mason’s first solo record “Alone Together”. I still have both versions the regular vinyl black (so I can play record) and the “marble” vinyl that doesn’t get played.

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