Top Albums of 1969





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
20
The Beatles Abbey Road Pop Rock
2
39
The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed Blues Rock
3
55
The Band The Band Country Rock, Folk Rock, Roots Rock
4
67
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Trout Mask Replica Art Rock, Experimental Rock
5
81
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II Blues Rock, Hard Rock
6
105
Dusty Springfield Dusty in Memphis Blue Eyed Soul, Pop Soul
7
125
The Who Tommy Rock Opera
8
132
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Blues Rock, Hard Rock
9
143
King Crimson The Court of the Crimson King Art Rock, Progressive Rock
10
157
Nick Drake Five Leaves Left Chamber Folk, Singer/Songwriter
11
176
The Stooges The Stooges Garage Rock, Hard Rock, Proto-Punk
12
187
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground Rock
13
198
Sly and the Family Stone Stand! Funk, Psychedelic Soul
14
219
MC5 Kick Out the Jams Garage Rock, Hard Rock, Proto-Punk
15
225
The Flying Burrito Bros The Gilded Palace of Sin Country Rock
16
231
Neil Young with Crazy Horse Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter
17
285
Frank Zappa Hot Rats Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Rock
18
295
Elvis Presley From Elvis in Memphis Blue Eyed Soul, Country Soul
19
346
Isaac Hayes Hot Buttered Soul Soul
20
358
Miles Davis In a Silent Way Jazz Fusion
21
365
Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River Swamp Rock
22
401
Grateful Dead Live / Dead Jam Band, Psychedelic Rock
23
430
Creedence Clearwater Revival Willy and the Poor Boys Swamp Rock
24
445
Crosby, Stills & Nash Crosby, Stills & Nash Folk Rock
25
453
Fairport Convention Liege and Lief British Folk Rock
26
512
Scott Walker Scott 4 Baroque Pop, Singer/Songwriter
27
618
Quicksilver Messenger Service Happy Trails Acid Rock, West Coast Rock
28
650
Fairport Convention Unhalfbricking British Folk Rock
29
663
Tim Buckley Happy Sad Psychedelic Folk, Singer/Songwriter
30
677
Johnny Cash At San Quentin Country
31
684
Bob Dylan Nashville Skyline Country, Country Rock, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
32
822
The Kinks Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) Pop Rock
33
923
Leonard Cohen Songs from a Room Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
34
959
Alexander Skip Spence Oar Psychedelic Folk, Singer/Songwriter
35
983
Blind Faith Blind Faith Blues Rock, British Blues
36
1066
Jefferson Airplane Volunteers Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock, West Coast Rock
37
1127
Terry Riley A Rainbow in Curved Air Electronic, Minimalism
38
1163
Santana Santana Latin Rock
39
1245
Frank Zappa Uncle Meat Avant-Prog
40
1282
Jeff Beck Beck-Ola Blues Rock, Hard Rock
41
1303
Karen Dalton It's So Hard to Tell Who's Going to Love You the Best Contemporary Folk
42
1304
Pharoah Sanders Karma Spiritual Jazz
43
1314
Blood, Sweat & Tears Blood, Sweat & Tears Jazz-Rock
44
1360
The Pentangle Basket of Light British Folk Rock, Folk Baroque
45
1403
Can Monster Movie Krautrock, Psychedelic Rock
46
1437
Laura Nyro New York Tendaberry Pop Soul, Singer/Songwriter
47
1574
Creedence Clearwater Revival Bayou Country Swamp Rock
48
1584
Procol Harum A Salty Dog Progressive Rock
49
1589
Joe Cocker With a Little Help from My Friends Blues Rock, Pop Rock
50
1621
Moondog Moondog Modern Classical, Third Stream
51
1677
Chicago The Chicago Transit Authority Jazz-Rock
52
1728
Amon Düül II Phallus Dei Krautrock, Psychedelic Rock
53
1812
The Tony Williams Lifetime Emergency! Jazz Fusion
54
1818
Fleetwood Mac Then Play On Blues Rock
55
1879
Scott Walker Scott 3 Art Pop, Baroque Pop, Singer/Songwriter
56
2128
The Soft Machine Volume Two Canterbury Scene, Experimental Rock, Jazz-Rock, Psychedelic Rock
57
2231
Art Ensemble of Chicago People in Sorrow Avant-Garde Jazz
58
2247
Buffy Sainte-Marie Illuminations Psychedelic Folk, Singer/Songwriter
59
2264
John McLaughlin Extrapolation Post-Bop
60
2313
Kevin Ayers Joy of a Toy Canterbury Scene, Psychedelic Rock
61
2325
Boz Scaggs Boz Scaggs Blue Eyed Soul
62
2365
Pink Floyd Ummagumma Experimental, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock
63
2382
The Temptations Cloud Nine Psychedelic Soul
64
2387
Roberta Flack First Take Soul
65
2400
Bee Gees Odessa Baroque Pop, Pop Rock
66
2407
Jethro Tull Stand Up Blues Rock, Progressive Rock
67
2614
Tim Buckley Blue Afternoon Psychedelic Folk, Singer/Songwriter
68
2694
Sun Ra and His Astro-Infinity Arkestra Atlantis Experimental Big Band, Free Jazz
69
2735
Joe Cocker Joe Cocker! Blue Eyed Soul, Rock
70
2748
Grateful Dead Aoxomoxoa Psychedelic Rock
71
2786
Don Cherry Eternal Rhythm Free Jazz
72
2830
Rod Stewart The Rod Stewart Album/ An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down Blues Rock, Folk Rock
73
2881
Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger & The Trinity Streetnoise Jazz-Rock, Progressive Rock
74
2917
Johnny Winter Second Winter Blues Rock, Electric Texas Blues

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
The Youngbloods Elephant Mountain Folk Rock
Joni Mitchell Clouds Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Gal Costa Gal Costa Psychedelic Pop, Tropicália
John Mayall The Turning Point British Blues
Sir Douglas Quintet Mendocino Country Rock
Caetano Veloso Caetano Veloso [1969] Tropicália
Townes Van Zandt Our Mother the Mountain Contemporary Folk, Country, Singer/Songwriter
Miles Davis Filles de Kilimanjaro Post-Bop
Ten Years After Ssssh Acid Rock, Blues Rock, Hard Rock
Jack Bruce Songs for a Tailor Blues Rock, Progressive Rock
Os Mutantes Mutantes Psychedelic Pop, Psychedelic Rock, Tropicália
George Russell Electronic Sonata for Souls Loved by Nature Experimental Big Band
Herbie Mann Memphis Underground Soul Jazz
Eric Dolphy Iron Man Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop
B.B. King Completely Well Blues Rock, Electric Blues
The Jackson 5 Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5 Pop Soul
Leo Kottke 6 & 12 String Guitar American Primitivism
Fairport Convention What We Did On Our Holidays British Folk Rock
The Moody Blues On the Threshold of a Dream Progressive Pop, Progressive Rock
Aretha Franklin Soul '69 Southern Soul
Cream Goodbye Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Koko Taylor Koko Taylor Chicago Blues
Townes Van Zandt Townes Van Zandt Contemporary Folk, Country, Singer/Songwriter
Richie Havens Richard P. Havens, 1983 Folk Rock
Wayne Shorter Super Nova Avant-Garde Jazz, Jazz Fusion
Bukka White The Legacy of the Blues Delta Blues
John Stewart California Bloodlines Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
High Tide Sea Shanties Heavy Psych, Progressive Rock
Johnny Winter Johnny Winter Blues Rock
Euphoria A Gift from Euphoria Country Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Colosseum Valentyne Suite Progressive Rock
Judy Henske & Jerry Yester Farewell Aldebaran Psychedelic Folk, Psychedelic Rock
Thunderclap Newman Hollywood Dream Pop Rock
Charlie Rich The Fabulous Charlie Rich Country Soul, Nashville Sound
Phil Ochs Rehearsals for Retirement Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Gal Costa Gal Psychedelic Pop, Psychedelic Rock, Tropicália
Jefferson Airplane Bless Its Pointed Little Head Acid Rock