Top Albums of 1968

RankAll Time
ArtistAlbumGenresBuy from
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 85 The Band Music from Big Pink Folk Rock, Roots Rock
6 152 Aretha Franklin Lady Soul Southern Soul
7 157 Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison Country
8 187 The Kinks The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society Pop Rock
9 189 The Byrds Sweetheart of the Rodeo Country Rock
10 214 The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat Art Rock, Experimental Rock, Noise Rock, Proto-Punk
11 252 Big Brother and The Holding Company Cheap Thrills Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock
12 254 The Mothers of Invention We're Only in It for the Money Experimental Rock, Satire
13 293 The Byrds The Notorious Byrd Brothers Folk Rock, Pop Rock
14 302 The Zombies Odessey & Oracle Baroque Pop, Psychedelic Pop
15 398 Simon and Garfunkel Bookends Folk Pop, Folk Rock
16 449 Small Faces Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake Mod, Psychedelic Pop, Psychedelic Rock
17 614 Cream Wheels of Fire Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock
18 684 Jeff Beck Truth Blues Rock, Hard Rock
19 751 Otis Redding The Dock of the Bay Southern Soul
20 752 Dr. John Gris-Gris New Orleans R&B, Psychedelic Rock
21 842 The Pretty Things S.F. Sorrow Psychedelic Rock, Rock Opera
22 855 Laura Nyro Eli and the Thirteenth Confession Blue Eyed Soul, Pop Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Singer/Songwriter
23 879 The Incredible String Band The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter Psychedelic Folk
24 953 Os Mutantes Os Mutantes Psychedelic Rock, Tropicália
25 964 Traffic Traffic Psychedelic Rock
26 997 The Soft Machine The Soft Machine Canterbury Scene, Psychedelic Rock
27 1014 The United States of America The United States of America Art Rock, Experimental Rock, Psychedelic Rock
28 1051 Van Dyke Parks Song Cycle Art Pop, Baroque Pop, Psychedelic Pop
29 1125 Blue Cheer Vincebus Eruptum Acid Rock, Blues Rock, Heavy Psych
30 1171 Elvis Presley Elvis (TV Special) Pop Rock, Rock & Roll
31 1296 James Brown Live' at the Apollo, Volume II Funk, Soul
32 1309 Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Acid Rock, Heavy Psych
33 1381 Peter Brötzmann Machine Gun European Free Jazz
34 1447 Bloomfield - Kooper - Stills Super Session Blues Rock, Electric Blues
35 1514 Blood, Sweat & Tears Child Is Father to the Man Jazz-Rock, Psychedelic Pop
36 1538 Miles Davis Nefertiti Modal Jazz, Post-Bop
37 1560 Family Music in a Doll's House Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock
38 1574 Etta James Tell Mama Southern Soul
39 1617 Caetano Veloso Caetano Veloso Tropicália
40 1668 Steppenwolf Steppenwolf Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock
41 1685 Chick Corea Now He Sings, Now He Sobs Post-Bop
42 1688 The Doors Waiting for the Sun Psychedelic Rock
43 1731 Kaleidoscope (US) A Beacon from Mars Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock
44 1853 Serge Gainsbourg Initials B. B. Baroque Pop, Chanson, French Pop     
45 2013 Fleetwood Mac Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac Blues Rock, British Blues
46 2094 Jefferson Airplane Crown of Creation Acid Rock
47 2113 Randy Newman Randy Newman Baroque Pop, Singer/Songwriter     
48 2144 The Millennium Begin Psychedelic Pop, Sunshine Pop
49 2151 Various Artists Tropicália ou Panis et Circencis Tropicália     
50 2163 Duke Ellington ...And His Mother Called Him Bill Big Band, Swing
51 2248 Silver Apples Silver Apples Electronic, Psychedelic Rock     
52 2257 Tom Rush The Circle Game Contemporary Folk
53 2349 Shivkumar Sharma, Brijbushan Kabra & Hariprasad Chaurasia Call of the Valley Hindustani Classical Music
54 2423 Steve Miller Band Sailor Psychedelic Rock
55 2448 Spirit Spirit Psychedelic Rock
56 2468 Pearls Before Swine Balaklava Psychedelic Folk
57 2473 Procol Harum Shine On Brightly Art Rock, Progressive Rock
58 2499 Canned Heat Boogie with Canned Heat Boogie Rock
59 2510 Pink Floyd A Saucerful of Secrets Psychedelic Rock
60 2535 The Original Broadway Cast Hair Psychedelic Pop, Show Tunes
61 2600 Grateful Dead Anthem of the Sun Jam Band, Psychedelic Rock, West Coast Rock
62 2622 Otis Redding The Immortal Otis Redding Southern Soul
63 2626 Rahsaan Roland Kirk The Inflated Tear Post-Bop
64 2655 Aretha Franklin Aretha Now Southern Soul
65 2705 The Everly Brothers Roots Close Harmony, Country Pop
66 2987 Taj Mahal The Natch'l Blues Blues
67 2997 Anthony Braxton 3 Compositions of New Jazz Avant-Garde Jazz

Some albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Walter Carlos Switched-On Bach Baroque Music, Electronic
Ennio Morricone C'era una volta il West / Once Upon a Time in the West Film Score, Spaghetti Western
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood Nancy & Lee Baroque Pop, Country Pop     
Scott Walker Scott 2 Baroque Pop
The Pentangle Sweet Child British Folk Rock, Folk Baroque, Progressive Folk
Sun Ra and The Arkestra Sound of Joy Post-Bop
José Feliciano Feliciano! Latin Pop
Albert King Live Wire/Blues Power Electric Blues
Fairport Convention Fairport Convention British Folk Rock
Gilberto Gil Gilberto Gil Tropicália     
The Fugs Tenderness Junction Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock          
Nilsson Aerial Ballet Baroque Pop
Terry Riley In C Indeterminacy, Minimalism
The Moody Blues In Search of the Lost Chord Progressive Pop, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Pop     
Otis Redding In Person at the Whisky a Go Go Deep Soul
Françoise Hardy Comment te dire adieu? Chanson, French Pop     
Taj Mahal Taj Mahal Electric Blues
Archie Shepp The Way Ahead Free Jazz
Bonzo Dog Band The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse Comedy Rock, Psychedelic Pop, Satire          
Jerry Butler The Ice Man Cometh Pop Soul          
Spirit The Family That Plays Together Psychedelic Rock     
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
Merle Haggard Mama Tried Bakersfield Sound     
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