Paste's 60 Best Albums of the 1960s

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60. Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions

Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions
October 1, 1962
Critic Score
90
1 review

57. MC5 - Kick Out the Jams

MC5 - Kick Out the Jams
February 1, 1969
Critic Score
100
1 review

56. Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine

Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine
August 26, 1968
Critic Score
60
1 review

54. David Bowie - Space Oddity

David Bowie - Space Oddity
November 4, 1969
Critic Score
59
3 reviews

52. Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf

Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf
January 11, 1962
Critic Score
90
1 review

51. Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis

Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis
March 31, 1969
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

50. Simon & Garfunkel - Sounds of Silence

Simon & Garfunkel - Sounds of Silence
January 17, 1966
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

48. The Doors - The Doors

The Doors - The Doors
January 4, 1967
Critic Score
93
3 reviews

46. The Shangri-Las - Leader of the Pack

The Shangri-Las - Leader of the Pack
February 1, 1965
Critic Score
70
1 review

45. Cream - Disraeli Gears

Cream - Disraeli Gears
November 10, 1967
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

44. Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left

Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
September 1, 1969
Critic Score
98
3 reviews

43. Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica

Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica
June 16, 1969
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

42. Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul

Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul
January 22, 1968
Critic Score
100
1 review

41. The Stooges - The Stooges

The Stooges - The Stooges
August 5, 1969
Critic Score
86
3 reviews

40. The Beach Boys - Wild Honey

The Beach Boys - Wild Honey
December 18, 1967
Critic Score
65
3 reviews

39. The Who - The Who Sell Out

The Who - The Who Sell Out
December 15, 1967
Critic Score
97
3 reviews

38. Etta James - At Last!

Etta James - At Last!
November 15, 1960
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

36. Sam Cooke - Night Beat

Sam Cooke - Night Beat
August 1, 1963
Critic Score
100
1 review

35. The Byrds - Sweetheart of the Rodeo

The Byrds - Sweetheart of the Rodeo
August 30, 1968
Critic Score
93
3 reviews

34. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet

The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
December 6, 1968
Critic Score
100
3 reviews

32. Miles Davis - In a Silent Way

Miles Davis - In a Silent Way
July 30, 1969
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

31. Otis Redding - The Dock of the Bay

Otis Redding - The Dock of the Bay
February 23, 1968
Critic Score
100
1 review

29. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
January 12, 1969
Critic Score
90
6 reviews

27. Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen
December 27, 1967
Critic Score
94
4 reviews

26. Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain

Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain
July 18, 1960
Critic Score
93
3 reviews

24. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
October 22, 1969
Critic Score
99
5 reviews

23. The Who - Tommy

The Who - Tommy
May 23, 1969
Critic Score
70
3 reviews

20. Love - Forever Changes

Love - Forever Changes
November 1, 1967
Critic Score
97
3 reviews

19. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
May 27, 1963
Critic Score
97
3 reviews

17. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand!

Sly & The Family Stone - Stand!
May 3, 1969
Critic Score
93
3 reviews

16. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks

Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
November 1, 1968
Critic Score
100
3 reviews

15. The Band - The Band

The Band - The Band
September 22, 1969
Critic Score
100
4 reviews

14. The Beatles - Abbey Road

The Beatles - Abbey Road
September 26, 1969
Critic Score
100
5 reviews

Abbey Road would’ve been the perfect swan song for a monumental musical career.

12. The Band - Music from Big Pink

The Band - Music from Big Pink
July 1, 1968
Critic Score
99
4 reviews
Original Source: http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2012/05/the-60-best-albums-of-the-1960s.html
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