Top Albums of 1964

RankAll Time
ArtistAlbumGenresBuy from
1 217 The Beatles A Hard Day's Night Merseybeat
2 409 Eric Dolphy Out to Lunch! Avant-Garde Jazz
3 439 Stan Getz and João Gilberto Getz/Gilberto [featuring Antônio Carlos Jobim] Bossa Nova, Jazz
4 471 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones/England's Newest Hit Makers Blues Rock, Rhythm & Blues
5 836 Bob Dylan The Times They Are A-Changin' Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
6 873 Lee Morgan The Sidewinder Hard Bop
7 910 Jerry Lee Lewis Live at the Star Club, Hamburg Rock & Roll
8 948 The Beatles Beatles for Sale/Beatles '65 Merseybeat
9 1305 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go Girl Group, Pop Soul
10 1371 The Ronettes Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes featuring Veronica Brill Building, Girl Group          
11 1429 Bob Dylan Another Side of Bob Dylan Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
12 1545 The Rolling Stones 12 x 5 Blues Rock
13 1645 Yardbirds Five Live Yardbirds/Having a Rave Up with The Yardbirds Blues Rock, Garage Rock
14 1697 Chuck Berry St. Louis to Liverpool Rock & Roll
15 1785 Muddy Waters Folk Singer Delta Blues
16 1842 The Animals The Animals British Blues, Rhythm & Blues
17 1843 Lee Morgan Search for the New Land Post-Bop
18 1891 Wayne Shorter Juju Bebop, Modal Jazz
19 1965 The Beach Boys All Summer Long Pop Rock, Sunshine Pop
20 2161 Solomon Burke Rock 'n' Soul Soul
21 2172 Gil Evans The Individualism of Gil Evans Big Band
22 2212 Grant Green Idle Moments Hard Bop
23 2346 Charles Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Post-Bop
24 2367 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles Hard Bop
25 2491 Archie Shepp Four for Trane Avant-Garde Jazz
26 2656 The Kinks Kinks/You Really Got Me Garage Rock, Pop Rock, Rock & Roll
27 2723 Henry Mancini The Pink Panther Film Score, Jazz, Lounge
28 2730 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Free for All Hard Bop
29 2737 John Coltrane Crescent Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop
30 2808 Dusty Springfield A Girl Called Dusty/Stay Awhile - I Only Want to Be with You Blue Eyed Soul, Pop Soul

Some albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Trio + One: Clark Terry Jazz
Jan Johansson Jazz på svenska/Folkvisor Jazz     
Phil Ochs All the News That's Fit to Sing Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter     
Charles Mingus Town Hall Concert Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop
Buffy Sainte-Marie It's My Way! Folk Revival, Singer/Songwriter
Jackie McLean Destination... Out! Post-Bop
Mississippi Fred McDowell Delta Blues Delta Blues          
Shirley Collins & Davy Graham Folk Roots, New Routes Folk Baroque
John Coltrane Live at Birdland Post-Bop
The Impressions Keep On Pushing Chicago Soul
Yusef Lateef Live at Pep's Hard Bop
The Temptations Meet The Temptations Soul
Johnny Hodges Everybody Knows Jazz
Otis Redding Pain in My Heart Southern Soul
John Coltrane Coltrane's Sound Hard Bop
Joan Baez Joan Baez / 5 Contemporary Folk
The Original Broadway Cast Funny Girl Show Tunes
Blue Mitchell The Thing to Do Hard Bop
The Holy Modal Rounders The Holy Modal Rounders Contemporary Folk, Old-Time
Freddie Hubbard Breaking Point! Hard Bop
Kenny Burrell Guitar Forms Jazz
Booker Ervin The Freedom Book Post-Bop
Nina Simone Nina Simone in Concert Vocal Jazz
Sarah Vaughan The Lonely Hours/Benny Carter Sessions Vocal Jazz
Barbra Streisand People Traditional Pop
James Brown Pure Dynamite! Rhythm & Blues, Soul
Andrew Hill Judgment! Post-Bop     
Andrew Hill Black Fire Post-Bop