Pitchfork's 200 Best Albums of the 1960s

Pitchfork's 200 Best Albums of the 1960s

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200. Ennio Morricone - Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo

Ennio Morricone - Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo
December 23, 1966
Critic Score
100
1 review
User Score
87
3 reviews

199. Donovan - Sunshine Superman

Donovan - Sunshine Superman
August 26, 1966
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
77
7 reviews

198. Andrew Hill - Point of Departure

Andrew Hill - Point of Departure
April 30, 1965
Avant-Garde Jazz
Critic Score
100
1 review
User Score
84
4 reviews

197. Cecil Taylor - Unit Structures

Cecil Taylor - Unit Structures
January 1, 1966
Critic Score
100
1 review
User Score
49
3 reviews

196. Wanda Jackson - Rockin' With Wanda

Wanda Jackson - Rockin' With Wanda
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
NR

195. Harry Nilsson - Aerial Ballet

Harry Nilsson - Aerial Ballet
July 15, 1968
Baroque Pop
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
83
5 reviews

194. Donald Byrd - A New Perspective

Donald Byrd - A New Perspective
February 0, 1964
Jazz
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

193. The Beach Boys - Surfer Girl

The Beach Boys - Surfer Girl
September 16, 1963
Surf Rock
Critic Score
60
1 review
User Score
65
17 reviews

192. Link Wray & The Wraymen - Link Wray & The Wraymen

Link Wray & The Wraymen - Link Wray & The Wraymen
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

191. Amon Düül II - Phallus Dei

Amon Düül II - Phallus Dei
May 1, 1969
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
86
8 reviews

190. Judy Collins - Wildflowers

Judy Collins - Wildflowers
October 0, 1967
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

189. Cannonball Adderley - Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Live at 'The Club'

Cannonball Adderley - Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Live at 'The Club'
Critic Score
NR
User Score
87
2 reviews

188. Dave Van Ronk - Folksinger

Dave Van Ronk - Folksinger
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

187. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow

Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
April 1, 1967
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
90
2 reviews
User Score
87
56 reviews

186. The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)

The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)
October 10, 1969
Pop Rock
Critic Score
90
2 reviews
User Score
87
22 reviews

185. Charles Mingus - Mingus Plays Piano

Charles Mingus - Mingus Plays Piano
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
73
2 reviews

184. BBC Radiophonic Workshop - BBC Radiophonic Music

BBC Radiophonic Workshop - BBC Radiophonic Music
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

183. Mickey Newbury - Looks Like Rain

Mickey Newbury - Looks Like Rain
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

182. Soft Machine - The Soft Machine

Soft Machine - The Soft Machine
December 1, 1968
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
73
7 reviews

181. Lesley Gore - I'll Cry If I Want To

Lesley Gore - I'll Cry If I Want To
Critic Score
NR
User Score
86
1 review

180. Wilson Pickett - The Exciting Wilson Pickett

Wilson Pickett - The Exciting Wilson Pickett
August 0, 1966
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

179. Art Ensemble of Chicago - Message to Our Folks

Art Ensemble of Chicago - Message to Our Folks
Critic Score
77
2 reviews
User Score
NR

178. Wendy Carlos - Switched-On Bach

Wendy Carlos - Switched-On Bach
October 0, 1968
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

177. Herbie Hancock - Empyrean Isles

Herbie Hancock - Empyrean Isles
June 24, 1964
Jazz
Critic Score
100
1 review
User Score
93
11 reviews

176. Townes Van Zandt - Townes Van Zandt

Townes Van Zandt - Townes Van Zandt
September 1, 1969
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
85
8 reviews

175. Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie - Ella and Basie

Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie - Ella and Basie
September 1, 1963
Critic Score
NR
User Score
65
1 review

174. Patty Waters - Sings

Patty Waters - Sings
Critic Score
NR
User Score
85
1 review

173. Duke Ellington - The Far East Suite

Duke Ellington - The Far East Suite
January 1, 1967
Critic Score
60
1 review
User Score
80
4 reviews

172. Eddie Palmieri - Justicia

Eddie Palmieri - Justicia
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

171. Various Artists - Golden Rain

Various Artists - Golden Rain
May 0, 1969
Critic Score
NR
User Score
80
1 review

170. Rahsaan Roland Kirk - The Inflated Tear

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - The Inflated Tear
June 14, 1968
Critic Score
100
1 review
User Score
NR

169. The Sonics - Here Are The Sonics!!!

The Sonics - Here Are The Sonics!!!
January 1, 1965
Garage Rock
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
90
18 reviews

168. Peter Brötzmann - Machine Gun

Peter Brötzmann - Machine Gun
May 1, 1968
Critic Score
100
1 review
User Score
86
4 reviews

167. The Impressions - Keep On Pushing

The Impressions - Keep On Pushing
June 0, 1964
Critic Score
NR
User Score
85
1 review

166. The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers

The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers
January 15, 1968
Folk Rock
Critic Score
82
4 reviews
User Score
86
13 reviews

A band whose entire catalog seemed to come out in 1968, The Byrds have all sorts of different sides to them. Notorious shows us only one: Pot-smoking music.

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165. Sonny Rollins - The Bridge

Sonny Rollins - The Bridge
April 7, 1962
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
89
1 review

164. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night

The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
July 10, 1964
Pop Rock
Critic Score
98
5 reviews
User Score
85
198 reviews

163. Big Brother and The Holding Company - Cheap Thrills

Big Brother and The Holding Company - Cheap Thrills
August 12, 1968
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
100
1 review
User Score
88
44 reviews

162. Dr. John - Gris-Gris

Dr. John - Gris-Gris
January 22, 1968
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
90
2 reviews
User Score
86
9 reviews

161. White Noise - An Electric Storm

White Noise - An Electric Storm
June 1, 1969
Critic Score
84
3 reviews
User Score
85
2 reviews

160. Phil Ochs - I Ain't Marching Anymore

Phil Ochs - I Ain't Marching Anymore
Critic Score
86
2 reviews
User Score
96
2 reviews

159. Ray Barretto - Acid

Ray Barretto - Acid
Critic Score
100
1 review
User Score
NR

158. Alice Coltrane - A Monastic Trio

Alice Coltrane - A Monastic Trio
Critic Score
NR
User Score
73
1 review

157. Merle Haggard - Mama Tried

Merle Haggard - Mama Tried
January 1, 1968
Critic Score
94
2 reviews
User Score
88
1 review

156. The Ornette Coleman Trio - At The "Golden Circle" Stockholm - Volume One

The Ornette Coleman Trio - At The
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

155. Moondog - Moondog

Moondog - Moondog
Critic Score
100
1 review
User Score
88
7 reviews

154. The Delfonics - La La Means I Love You

The Delfonics - La La Means I Love You
May 14, 1968
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
84
1 review

153. Max Roach - We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite

Max Roach - We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite
November 1, 1960
Critic Score
100
1 review
User Score
89
4 reviews

152. Jacques Brel - Ces gens-là

Jacques Brel - Ces gens-là
June 23, 1966
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
89
6 reviews

151. La Monte Young & Marian Zazeela - The Black Record

La Monte Young & Marian Zazeela - The Black Record
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR
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