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
90
The Band Music from Big Pink Folk Rock, Roots Rock
6
146
Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison Country
7
148
Aretha Franklin Lady Soul Southern Soul
8
175
The Kinks The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society Pop Rock
9
192
The Byrds Sweetheart of the Rodeo Country Rock
10
241
Big Brother and The Holding Company Cheap Thrills Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock
11
269
The Mothers of Invention We're Only in It for the Money Experimental Rock, Satire
12
278
The Zombies Odessey & Oracle Baroque Pop, Psychedelic Pop
13
294
The Byrds The Notorious Byrd Brothers Folk Rock, Pop Rock
14
396
Simon and Garfunkel Bookends Folk Pop, Folk Rock
15
497
Small Faces Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake Mod, Psychedelic Pop, Psychedelic Rock
16
657
Cream Wheels of Fire Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock
17
730
Jeff Beck Truth Blues Rock, Hard Rock
18
787
Dr. John Gris-Gris New Orleans R&B, Psychedelic Rock
19
794
The Incredible String Band The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter Psychedelic Folk
20
796
Otis Redding The Dock of the Bay Southern Soul
21
852
Os Mutantes Os Mutantes Psychedelic Rock, Tropicália
22
871
Laura Nyro Eli and the Thirteenth Confession Blue Eyed Soul, Pop Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Singer/Songwriter
23
978
The United States of America The United States of America Art Rock, Experimental Rock, Psychedelic Rock
24
987
The Pretty Things S.F. Sorrow Psychedelic Rock, Rock Opera
25
1066
The Soft Machine The Soft Machine Canterbury Scene, Psychedelic Rock
26
1100
Blue Cheer Vincebus Eruptum Acid Rock, Blues Rock, Heavy Psych
27
1119
Peter Brötzmann Machine Gun European Free Jazz
28
1134
Traffic Traffic Psychedelic Rock
29
1243
Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Acid Rock, Heavy Psych
30
1341
James Brown 'Live' at the Apollo, Volume II Funk, Soul
31
1352
Elvis Presley Elvis (TV Special) Pop Rock, Rock & Roll
32
1366
Nico The Marble Index Avant-Folk, Chamber Folk
33
1367
Miles Davis Nefertiti Modal Jazz, Post-Bop
34
1510
Bloomfield - Kooper - Stills Super Session Blues Rock, Electric Blues
35
1515
Blood, Sweat & Tears Child Is Father to the Man Jazz-Rock, Psychedelic Pop
36
1565
Caetano Veloso Caetano Veloso Tropicália
37
1570
Cecil Taylor Conquistador! Free Jazz
38
1586
Chick Corea Now He Sings, Now He Sobs Post-Bop
39
1603
Ennio Morricone C'era una volta il West / Once Upon a Time in the West Film Score, Spaghetti Western
40
1615
Silver Apples Silver Apples Electronic, Psychedelic Rock
41
1629
Terry Riley In C Indeterminacy, Minimalism
42
1670
Etta James Tell Mama Southern Soul
43
1676
Various Artists Tropicália ou Panis et Circencis Tropicália
44
1714
Steppenwolf Steppenwolf Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock
45
1717
Magic Sam West Side Soul Chicago Blues
46
1725
Serge Gainsbourg Initials B. B. Baroque Pop, Chanson, French Pop
47
1776
Randy Newman Randy Newman Baroque Pop, Singer/Songwriter
48
1817
Family Music in a Doll's House Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock
49
1931
The Doors Waiting for the Sun Psychedelic Rock
50
1999
The Millennium Begin Psychedelic Pop, Sunshine Pop
51
2034
Fleetwood Mac Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac Blues Rock, British Blues
52
2044
Kaleidoscope (US) A Beacon from Mars Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock
53
2137
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood Nancy & Lee Baroque Pop, Country Pop
54
2168
Shivkumar Sharma, Brijbushan Kabra & Hariprasad Chaurasia Call of the Valley Hindustani Classical Music
55
2193
Rahsaan Roland Kirk The Inflated Tear Post-Bop
56
2203
Aretha Franklin Aretha Now Southern Soul
57
2235
Duke Ellington ...And His Mother Called Him Bill Big Band, Swing
58
2315
Grateful Dead Anthem of the Sun Jam Band, Psychedelic Rock, West Coast Rock
59
2370
Jefferson Airplane Crown of Creation Acid Rock
60
2411
Tom Rush The Circle Game Contemporary Folk
61
2442
Gilberto Gil Gilberto Gil Tropicália
62
2651
The Everly Brothers Roots Close Harmony, Country Pop
63
2685
Steve Miller Band Sailor Psychedelic Rock
64
2709
Walter Carlos Switched-On Bach Baroque Music, Electronic
65
2716
Scott Walker Scott 2 Baroque Pop
66
2721
Pearls Before Swine Balaklava Psychedelic Folk
67
2757
The Original Broadway Cast Hair Psychedelic Pop, Show Tunes
68
2793
Spirit Spirit Psychedelic Rock
69
2821
Canned Heat Boogie with Canned Heat Boogie Rock
70
2849
Otis Redding The Immortal Otis Redding Southern Soul
71
2877
Pink Floyd A Saucerful of Secrets Psychedelic Rock
72
2943
Procol Harum Shine On Brightly Art Rock, Progressive Rock
73
2970
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
Bonzo Dog Band The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse Comedy Rock, Psychedelic Pop, Satire
Taj Mahal Taj Mahal Electric Blues
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