Top Albums of 1964





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
204
The Beatles A Hard Day's Night Merseybeat
2
352
Eric Dolphy Out to Lunch! Avant-Garde Jazz
3
389
Stan Getz and João Gilberto Getz/Gilberto [featuring Antônio Carlos Jobim] Bossa Nova, Jazz
4
557
The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones/England's Newest Hit Makers Blues Rock, Rhythm & Blues
5
813
Bob Dylan The Times They Are A-Changin' Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
6
867
Lee Morgan The Sidewinder Hard Bop
7
875
The Beatles Beatles for Sale/Beatles '65 Merseybeat
8
966
Jerry Lee Lewis Live at the Star Club, Hamburg Rock & Roll
9
1020
The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go Girl Group, Pop Soul
10
1222
The Ronettes Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes featuring Veronica Brill Building, Girl Group
11
1443
The Rolling Stones 12 x 5 Blues Rock
12
1495
Bob Dylan Another Side of Bob Dylan Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
13
1820
Charles Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Post-Bop
14
1845
The Animals The Animals British Blues, Rhythm & Blues
15
1887
Chuck Berry St. Louis to Liverpool Rock & Roll
16
1893
Yardbirds Five Live Yardbirds/Having a Rave Up with The Yardbirds Blues Rock, Garage Rock
17
1907
Muddy Waters Folk Singer Delta Blues
18
1996
Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles Hard Bop
19
2149
Gil Evans The Individualism of Gil Evans Big Band
20
2275
The Beach Boys All Summer Long Pop Rock, Sunshine Pop
21
2490
Solomon Burke Rock 'n' Soul Soul
22
2523
Archie Shepp Four for Trane Avant-Garde Jazz
23
2646
John Coltrane Crescent Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop
24
2846
John Coltrane Live at Birdland Post-Bop
25
2889
Buffy Sainte-Marie It's My Way! Folk Revival, Singer/Songwriter
26
2937
Jan Johansson Jazz på svenska/Folkvisor Jazz

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Dusty Springfield A Girl Called Dusty/Stay Awhile - I Only Want to Be with You Blue Eyed Soul, Pop Soul
The Impressions Keep On Pushing Chicago Soul
Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Trio + One: Clark Terry Jazz
The Kinks Kinks/You Really Got Me Garage Rock, Pop Rock, Rock & Roll
Henry Mancini The Pink Panther Film Score, Jazz, Lounge
Phil Ochs All the News That's Fit to Sing Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Mississippi Fred McDowell Delta Blues Delta Blues
Jackie McLean Destination... Out! Post-Bop
Nina Simone Nina Simone in Concert Vocal Jazz
Charles Mingus Town Hall Concert Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop
Yusef Lateef Live at Pep's Hard Bop
Shirley Collins & Davy Graham Folk Roots, New Routes Folk Baroque
Johnny Hodges Everybody Knows Jazz
Otis Redding Pain in My Heart Southern Soul
The Original Broadway Cast Funny Girl Show Tunes
The Holy Modal Rounders The Holy Modal Rounders Contemporary Folk, Old-Time
John Coltrane Coltrane's Sound Hard Bop
Joan Baez Joan Baez / 5 Contemporary Folk
The Temptations Meet The Temptations Soul
Kenny Burrell Guitar Forms Jazz
Freddie Hubbard Breaking Point! Hard Bop
Blue Mitchell The Thing to Do Hard Bop
Booker Ervin The Freedom Book Post-Bop
Barbra Streisand People Traditional Pop
Sarah Vaughan The Lonely Hours/Benny Carter Sessions Vocal Jazz
James Brown Pure Dynamite! Rhythm & Blues, Soul
Andrew Hill Judgment! Post-Bop
Andrew Hill Black Fire Post-Bop