Top Albums of 1968





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
13
The Beatles The Beatles ["White Album"] Pop Rock
2
15
Van Morrison Astral Weeks Chamber Folk, Singer/Songwriter
3
26
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland Acid Rock, Blues Rock
4
33
The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet Rock
5
91
The Band Music from Big Pink Folk Rock, Roots Rock
6
150
Aretha Franklin Lady Soul Southern Soul
7
153
Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison Country
8
174
The Kinks The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society Pop Rock
9
194
The Byrds Sweetheart of the Rodeo Country Rock
10
247
Big Brother and The Holding Company Cheap Thrills Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock
11
270
The Mothers of Invention We're Only in It for the Money Experimental Rock, Satire
12
277
The Zombies Odessey & Oracle Baroque Pop, Psychedelic Pop
13
293
The Byrds The Notorious Byrd Brothers Folk Rock, Pop Rock
14
400
Simon and Garfunkel Bookends Folk Pop, Folk Rock
15
501
Small Faces Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake Mod, Psychedelic Pop, Psychedelic Rock
16
666
Cream Wheels of Fire Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock
17
734
Jeff Beck Truth Blues Rock, Hard Rock
18
787
Otis Redding The Dock of the Bay Southern Soul
19
791
The Incredible String Band The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter Psychedelic Folk
20
803
Dr. John Gris-Gris New Orleans R&B, Psychedelic Rock
21
857
Os Mutantes Os Mutantes Psychedelic Rock, Tropicália
22
877
Laura Nyro Eli and the Thirteenth Confession Blue Eyed Soul, Pop Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Singer/Songwriter
23
989
The United States of America The United States of America Art Rock, Experimental Rock, Psychedelic Rock
24
994
The Pretty Things S.F. Sorrow Psychedelic Rock, Rock Opera
25
1072
The Soft Machine The Soft Machine Canterbury Scene, Psychedelic Rock
26
1101
Blue Cheer Vincebus Eruptum Acid Rock, Blues Rock, Heavy Psych
27
1122
Peter Brötzmann Machine Gun European Free Jazz
28
1147
Traffic Traffic Psychedelic Rock
29
1329
Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Acid Rock, Heavy Psych
30
1340
James Brown 'Live' at the Apollo, Volume II Funk, Soul
31
1348
Elvis Presley Elvis (TV Special) Pop Rock, Rock & Roll
32
1358
Miles Davis Nefertiti Modal Jazz, Post-Bop
33
1374
Nico The Marble Index Avant-Folk, Chamber Folk
34
1520
Blood, Sweat & Tears Child Is Father to the Man Jazz-Rock, Psychedelic Pop
35
1524
Bloomfield - Kooper - Stills Super Session Blues Rock, Electric Blues
36
1557
Caetano Veloso Caetano Veloso Tropicália
37
1578
Cecil Taylor Conquistador! Free Jazz
38
1582
Chick Corea Now He Sings, Now He Sobs Post-Bop
39
1635
Silver Apples Silver Apples Electronic, Psychedelic Rock
40
1639
Etta James Tell Mama Southern Soul
41
1643
Terry Riley In C Indeterminacy, Minimalism
42
1683
Various Artists Tropicália ou Panis et Circencis Tropicália
43
1719
Magic Sam West Side Soul Chicago Blues
44
1727
Steppenwolf Steppenwolf Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock
45
1733
Serge Gainsbourg Initials B. B. Baroque Pop, Chanson, French Pop
46
1777
Randy Newman Randy Newman Baroque Pop, Singer/Songwriter
47
1835
Family Music in a Doll's House Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock
48
1890
Ennio Morricone C'era una volta il West / Once Upon a Time in the West Film Score, Spaghetti Western
49
1954
The Doors Waiting for the Sun Psychedelic Rock
50
2000
The Millennium Begin Psychedelic Pop, Sunshine Pop
51
2070
Fleetwood Mac Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac Blues Rock, British Blues
52
2076
Kaleidoscope (US) A Beacon from Mars Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock
53
2130
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood Nancy & Lee Baroque Pop, Country Pop
54
2171
Shivkumar Sharma, Brijbushan Kabra & Hariprasad Chaurasia Call of the Valley Hindustani Classical Music
55
2191
Rahsaan Roland Kirk The Inflated Tear Post-Bop
56
2203
Aretha Franklin Aretha Now Southern Soul
57
2238
Duke Ellington ...And His Mother Called Him Bill Big Band, Swing
58
2381
Grateful Dead Anthem of the Sun Jam Band, Psychedelic Rock, West Coast Rock
59
2383
Jefferson Airplane Crown of Creation Acid Rock
60
2436
Tom Rush The Circle Game Contemporary Folk
61
2450
Gilberto Gil Gilberto Gil Tropicália
62
2622
The Everly Brothers Roots Close Harmony, Country Pop
63
2695
Steve Miller Band Sailor Psychedelic Rock
64
2704
Walter Carlos Switched-On Bach Baroque Music, Electronic
65
2715
Pearls Before Swine Balaklava Psychedelic Folk
66
2722
Scott Walker Scott 2 Baroque Pop
67
2751
The Original Broadway Cast Hair Psychedelic Pop, Show Tunes
68
2812
Spirit Spirit Psychedelic Rock
69
2815
Procol Harum Shine On Brightly Art Rock, Progressive Rock
70
2833
Canned Heat Boogie with Canned Heat Boogie Rock
71
2851
Otis Redding The Immortal Otis Redding Southern Soul
72
2913
Pink Floyd A Saucerful of Secrets Psychedelic Rock
73
2971
Anthony Braxton 3 Compositions of New Jazz Avant-Garde Jazz

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Nilsson Aerial Ballet Baroque Pop
Sun Ra and The Arkestra Sound of Joy Post-Bop
Taj Mahal The Natch'l Blues Blues
Merle Haggard Mama Tried Bakersfield Sound
José Feliciano Feliciano! Latin Pop
The Pentangle Sweet Child British Folk Rock, Folk Baroque, Progressive Folk
Albert King Live Wire/Blues Power Electric Blues
Fairport Convention Fairport Convention British Folk Rock
The Fugs Tenderness Junction Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Otis Redding In Person at the Whisky a Go Go Deep Soul
The Moody Blues In Search of the Lost Chord Progressive Pop, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Pop
Françoise Hardy Comment te dire adieu? Chanson, French Pop
Taj Mahal Taj Mahal Electric Blues
Bonzo Dog Band The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse Comedy Rock, Psychedelic Pop, Satire
Spirit The Family That Plays Together Psychedelic Rock
Archie Shepp The Way Ahead Free Jazz
Jerry Butler The Ice Man Cometh Pop Soul
David Ackles David Ackles/The Road to Cairo Singer/Songwriter
Judy Collins Who Knows Where the Time Goes Contemporary Folk, Folk Rock
Silver Apples Contact Electronic, Experimental Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Skip James Devil Got My Woman Delta Blues
Buddy Rich Mercy, Mercy Big Band
The Beau Brummels Bradley's Barn Country Rock, Folk Rock
Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell/Song to a Seagull Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter