Best Albums of All Time: Ranked

I collected over 40 lists of the “Best Albums of All Time”, “Greatest Albums…”, “Most Important Albums…” from books, magazines and the Internet and combined them into one meta-list.  Here are the results: every album on three or more of the original source lists, organized by rank (that is, with the albums on the most lists at the top).  Albums on the same number of lists are arranged chronologically.

NOTE 1: These are not my personal opinions.

NOTE 2: The “Best Albums” lists I found focus on pop, r&b, hip hop and the many permutations of rock, with occasional nods to other genres (jazz, folk, country). To make up for the many missing genres, I have created other music meta-lists for classical, jazz, blues, hip hop, country, and world music. If you’re looking for Best Songs meta-lists, I’ve created some of those, too: rock/pop, etc., country, and hip hop.

On 38 Lists

The Beatles  Revolver  (1966)

On 37 Lists

The Beatles  The Beatles [White Album] (1968)

On 36 Lists

The Beach Boys  Pet Sounds (1966)


The Beatles  Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)


David Bowie  The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (1972)


Nirvana  Nevermind (1991)

On 35 lists

Led Zeppelin  [Led Zeppelin IV] (1971)

On 33 Lists

The Beatles  Rubber Soul (1965)


The Jimi Hendrix Experience  Are You Experienced? (1967)


The Clash  London Calling (1980)

On 32 Lists


The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)


The Beatles  Abbey Road (1969)

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Marvin Gaye  What’s Going On (1971)


The Rolling Stones  Exile on Main St. (1972)


Fleetwood Mac  Rumours (1977)

On 31 Lists

Pink Floyd  The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)


Sex Pistols  Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols (1977)

On 29 Lists

Michael Jackson  Thriller (1982)

On 28 Lists

Bob Dylan  Highway 61 Revisited (1965)


Bruce Springsteen  Born to Run (1975)

On 27 Lists

Bob Dylan  Blonde on Blonde (1966)


The Doors  The Doors (1967)


The Jimi Hendrix Experience  Electric Ladyland (1968)


The Who  Who’s Next (1971)


Bob Dylan  Blood on the Tracks (1975)


Ramones  Ramones (1976)

On 26 Lists

Van Morrison  Astral Weeks (1968)


The Rolling Stones  Let It Bleed (1969)


The Rolling Stones  Sticky Fingers (1971)


AC/DC  Back in Black (1980)


Prince & the Revolution  Purple Rain (1984)

ok computer
Radiohead  OK Computer (1997)

On 25 Lists

The Smiths  The Queen Is Dead (1986)

On 24 Lists

David Bowie  Hunky Dory (1971)


U2  The Joshua Tree (1987)

On 23 Lists

Neil Young  After the Gold Rush (1970)


Patti Smith  Horses (1975)


Stevie Wonder  Songs in the Key of Life (1976)


U2  Achtung Baby (1991)


R.E.M.  Automatic for the People (1992)

On 22 Lists

Joni Mitchell  Blue (1971)


Led Zeppelin  Physical Graffiti (1975)


Television  Marquee Moon (1977)


Paul Simon  Graceland (1986)


Public Enemy  It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)

On 21 Lists

Miles Davis  Kind of Blue (1959)


Bob Dylan  Bringing It All Back Home (1965)


Love  Forever Changes (1967)


The Band  The Band (1969)


Stevie Wonder  Innervisions (1973)

wish-you-were-album-cover
Pink Floyd  Wish You Were Here (1975)


Guns n’ Roses  Appetite for Destruction (1987)

On 20 Lists
Simon_and_Garfunkel,_Bridge_over_Troubled_Water_(1970)
Simon & Garfunkel  Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)


Prince  Sign o’ the Times (1987)


Pearl Jam  Ten (1991)

On 19 Lists
beggars banquet
The Rolling Stones  Beggars Banquet (1968)

Led_Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin  Led Zeppelin II (1969)

TalkingHeads RemaininLight
Talking Heads  Remain in Light (1980)

Jeff_Buckley_grace
Jeff Buckley  Grace (1994)

On 18 Lists
Led_Zeppelin_-_Led_Zeppelin_(1969)_front_cover
Led Zeppelin  Led Zeppelin (1969)

Carole_King_-_Tapestry
Carole King  Tapestry (1971)

off the wall.jpg
Michael Jackson  Off the Wall (1979)

Pink_Floyd_-_The_Wall
Pink Floyd  The Wall (1979)

Stoneroses
The Stone Roses  The Stone Roses (1989)

Pixies-Doolittle
Pixies  Doolittle (1989)

On 17 Lists
James_Brown-Live_at_the_Apollo_(album_cover)
James Brown  ‘Live’ at The Apollo (1963)

Otisblue
Otis Redding  Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965)

VanMorrison Moondance
Van Morrison  Moondance (1970)

lou reed transformer
Lou Reed  Transformer (1972)

Elton_John_-_Goodbye_Yellow_Brick_Road
Elton John  Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)

The_Clash_UK
The Clash  The Clash (1979)

Oasis_-_(What's_The_Story)_Morning_Glory_album_cover
Oasis  (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (1995)

Radiohead the bends albumart
Radiohead  The Bends (1995)

On 16 Lists
music from big pink
The Band  Music From Big Pink (1968)

Dusty_Springfield,_Dusty_in_Memphis_(1969).png
Dusty Springfield  Dusty in Memphis (1969)

Tommyalbumcover
The Who  Tommy (1969)

Trout_Mask_Replica
Captain Beefheart  Trout Mask Replica (1969)

Velvetundergroundthirdalbum
The Velvet Underground  The Velvet Underground (1969)

plastic ono band
John Lennon  John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)

Bitches_brew
Miles Davis  Bitches Brew (1970)

Joy_Division_Closer
Joy Division  Closer (1981)

Portishead_-_Dummy
Portishead  Dummy (1994)

Odelay
Beck  Odelay (1996)

Radiohead.kida.albumart
Radiohead  Kid A (2000)

On 15 Lists
LaylaCover
Derek and The Dominos  Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)

StoogesRawPower
Iggy & The Stooges  Raw Power (1973)

Queen_A_Night_At_The_Opera
Queen  A Night at the Opera (1975)

Hotelcalifornia
The Eagles  Hotel California (1976)

unknown pleasures
Joy Division  Unknown Pleasures (1980)

R.E.M._-_Murmur
R.E.M.  Murmur (1983)

Metallica_-_Master_of_Puppets_cover
Metallica  Master of Puppets (1986)

SonicYouthDaydreamNationalbumcover
Sonic Youth  Daydream Nation (1988)

My_Bloody_Valentine_-_Loveless
My Bloody Valentine  Loveless (1991)

OasisDefinitelyMaybealbumcover
Oasis  Definitely Maybe (1994)

On 14 Lists
John_Coltrane_-_A_Love_Supreme
John Coltrane  A Love Supreme (1965)

StoogesFunHouse
The Stooges  Fun House (1970)

paranoid
Black Sabbath  Paranoid (1970)

ImagineCover
John Lennon Imagine (1971)

BruceSpringsteenDarknessontheEdgeofTown
Bruce Springsteen  Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)

Tom_Waits_-_Rain_Dogs
Tom Waits  Rain Dogs (1985)

N.W.A.StraightOuttaComptonalbumcover
N.W.A.  Straight Outta Compton (1988)

BeastieBoysPaul'sBoutique
Beastie Boys  Paul’s Boutique (1989)

Screamadelica_album_cover
Primal Scream  Screamadelica (1991)

blood sugar sex magik
Red Hot Chili Peppers  Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)

MassiveAttackBlueLines
Massive Attack  Blue Lines (1991)

Metallica_-_Metallica_cover
Metallica  Metallica [Black Album] (1991)

In_Utero_(Nirvana)_album_cover
Nirvana  In Utero (1993)

LaurynHillTheMiseducationofLaurynHillalbumcover
Lauryn Hill  The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998)

The_Strokes_-_Is_This_It_US_cover
The Strokes  Is This It (2001)

On 13 Lists
Johnny_Cash_At_Folsom_Prison
Johnny Cash  At Folsom Prison (1968)

TheKinksVillageGreenPreservationSociety
The Kinks  The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (1969)

NeilYoungHarvestalbumcover
Neil Young  Harvest (1972)

court and spark
Joni Mitchell  Court and Spark (1974)

Roxy_Music_-_For_Your_Pleasure
Roxy Music  For Your Pleasure (1976)

MyAim_isTrue
Elvis Costello  My Aim Is True (1977)

Hounds_of_love
Kate Bush  Hounds of Love (1985)

SmashingPumpkins-SiameseDream
The Smashing Pumpkins  Siamese Dream (1993)

Wu-TangClanEntertheWu-Tangalbumcover
Wu-Tang Clan  Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)

The_Downward_Spiral
Nine Inch Nails  The Downward Spiral (1994)

On 11 Lists
Aretha_Franklin_–_I_Never_Loved_a_Man_the_Way_I_Love_You
Aretha Franklin  I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (1967)

DisraeliGears
Cream  Disraeli Gears (1967)

there's a riot goin on
Sly & the Family Stone  There’s a Riot Goin’ On (1971)

Led_Zeppelin_-_Houses_of_the_Holy
Led Zeppelin  Houses of the Holy (1973)

Neil_Young_tonight's the night
Neil Young  Tonight’s the Night (1975)

SaturdayNightFeveralbumcover
Various Artists (incl. Bee Gees) Saturday Night Fever (1977)

Pretenders_album
The Pretenders  Pretenders (1980)

The_Replacements_-_Let_It_Be_cover
The Replacements  Let It Be (1984)

born in the usa
Bruce Springsteen  Born in the U.S.A. (1984)

Brothers_in_Arms
Dire Straits  Brothers in Arms (1985)

ATribeCalledQuestTheLowEndtheory
A Tribe Called Quest  The Low End Theory (1991)

Endtroducingcover
DJ Shadow  Endtroducing….. (1996)

On 11 Lists
a hard day's night
The Beatles  A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

ArethaFranklinLadySoul
Aretha Franklin  Lady Soul (1968)

Stand-slyfam
Sly & the Family Stone  Stand! (1969)

SantanaAbraxas
Santana  Abraxas (1970)

All_Things_Must_Pass_1970_cover
George Harrison  All Things Must Pass (1970)

Talking_Book
Stevie Wonder  Talking Book (1972)

Bob_Marley_and_the_Wailers_-_Exodus
Bob Marley & the Wailers  Exodus (1977)

this years model
Elvis Costello  This Year’s Model (1978)

Blondie_-_Parallel_Lines
Blondie  Parallel Lines (1978)

Neil_Young_Rust_Never_Sleeps
Neil Young  Rust Never Sleeps (1979)

PIL Metalbox HIGH RESOLUTION COVER ART  public image limited second edition
Public Image Ltd.  Metal Box (re-released in 1980 as Second Edition) (1979)

Police-synchronicity
The Police  Synchronicity (1983)

BobMarley-Legend
Bob Marley & the Wailers  Legend (rec. 1972-1983, rel. 1984)

Licensed_to_ill
Beastie Boys  Licensed to Ill (1986)

So_(album)
Peter Gabriel  So (1986)

Fear_of_a_Black_Planet
Public Enemy  Fear of a Black Planet (1990)

RageAgainsttheMachineRageAgainsttheMachine
Rage Against the Machine  Rage Against the Machine (1992)

NasIllmatic
Nas  Illmatic (1994)

BlurParklife
Blur  Parklife (1994)

On 9 Lists
sun_sessions_9902  sun sessions cd
Elvis Presley  The Sun Sessions (several versions) (1954-1955)

Grateful_Dead_-_American_Beauty
Grateful Dead  American Beauty (1970)

AllmanBrothersBandAtFillmoreEast
The Allman Brothers Band  At Fillmore East (1971)

Janis_Joplin-Pearl_(album_cover)
Janis Joplin  Pearl (1971)

Another_Green_World
Brian Eno  Another Green World (1975)

Trans-Europe_Express Kraftwerk
Kraftwerk  Trans-Europe Express (1977)

Low_(album)
David Bowie  Low (1977)

Doublenickels
Minutemen  Double Nickels on the Dime (1984)

Raising_Hell_(Run_DMC_album_-_cover_art)
Run-D.M.C.  Raising Hell (1986)

The Cure Disintegration
The Cure  Disintegration (1989)

Slanted_and_Enchanted_album_cover
Pavement  Slanted and Enchanted (1992)

Superunknown
Soundgarden  Superunknown (1994)

Alanis_Morissette_-_Jagged_Little_Pill
Alanis Morissette  Jagged Little Pill (1995)

Elliottsmitheitheror55
Elliott Smith  Either/Or (1997)

ArcadeFireFuneralCover
Arcade Fire  Funeral (2004)

On 9 Lists
PinkFloyd-album-piperatthegatesofdawn_300
Pink Floyd  The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967)

SongsOfLeonardCohen
Leonard Cohen  Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967)

axis bold as love
The Jimi Hendrix Experience  Axis: Bold as Love (1968)

NotoriousByrdBrothers
The Byrds  The Notorious Byrd Brothers (1968)

Odessey_and_Oracle
The Zombies  Odessey & Oracle (1968)

Five_Leaves_Left
Nick Drake  Five Leaves Left (1969)

every picture tells a story
Rod Stewart  Every Picture Tells a Story (1971)

T_Rex_Electric_Warrior
T. Rex  Electric Warrior (1971)

NickDrakePinkMoon
Nick Drake  Pink Moon (1972)

NewYorkDollsNewYorkDolls
New York Dolls  New York Dolls (1973)

gram parsons grievous angel
Gram Parsons  Grievous Angel (1974)

i want to see the bright lights
Richard & Linda Thompson  I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (1974)

Aerosmith_-_Toys_in_the_Attic
Aerosmith  Toys in the Attic (1975)

station to station
David Bowie  Station to Station (1976)

Van_Halen_album
Van Halen  Van Halen (1978)

some girls
The Rolling Stones  Some Girls (1978)

Entertainment!
Gang of Four  Entertainment! (1979)

1999 prince
Prince  1999 (1982)

The_Smiths_The_Smiths
The Smiths  The Smiths (1984)

Psychocandy
The Jesus and Mary Chain  Psychocandy (1986)

DeLaSoul3FeetHighandRisingalbumcover
De La Soul  3 Feet High and Rising (1989)

Dr.DreTheChronic
Dr. Dre  The Chronic (1992)

Hole-livethroughthis
Hole  Live Through This (1994)

Nirvana_mtv_unplugged_in_new_york
Nirvana  MTV Unplugged in New York (1994)

stankonia
OutKast  Stankonia (2000)

The_Marshall_Mathers_LP
Eminem  The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)

Stories_From_The_City,_Stories_From_The_Sea
PJ Harvey  Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea (2000)

kanye-west-college-dropout-650-430
Kanye West  The College Dropout (2004)

My_Beautiful_Dark_Twisted_Fantasy  my beautiful dark twisted fantasy
Kanye West  My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)

On 8 Lists
Elvis_Presley_Album_Cover
Elvis Presley  Elvis Presley (1956)

Whitelightwhiteheat
The Velvet Underground  White Light/White Heat (1968)

the gilded palace of sin
The Flying Burrito Brothers  The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969)

In_the_Court_of_the_Crimson_King
King Crimson  In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)

Crosby,_Stills,_Nash_&_Young_-_Deja_Vu
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young  Déjà vu (1970)

sweet baby james
James Taylor  Sweet Baby James (1970)

Led_Zeppelin_-_Led_Zeppelin_III
Led Zeppelin  Led Zeppelin III (1970)

call me
Al Green  Call Me (1973)

gram parsons gp
Gram Parsons  GP (1973)

The_Modern_Lovers_(album)
The Modern Lovers  The Modern Lovers (rec. 1971-1973, rel. 1976)

Aja_album_cover
Steely Dan  Aja (1977)

Big_Star-3rd  BigStarThird
Big Star  Third/Sister Lovers (1978)

Bruce_Springsteen_-_Nebraska
Bruce Springsteen  Nebraska (1982)

TomWaitsSwordfishtrombones
Tom Waits  Swordfishtrombones (1983)

Surfer Rosa
Pixies  Surfer Rosa (1988)

Liz_Phair_-_Exile_in_Guyville
Liz Phair  Exile in Guyville (1993)

Ready_To_Die
The Notorious B.I.G.  Ready to Die (1994)

Green_Day_-_Dookie_cover
Green Day  Dookie (1994)

Smashing_Pumpkins_-_Mellon_Collie_And_The_Infinite_Sadness
The Smashing Pumpkins  Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995)

Pulp_-_Different_Class
Pulp  Different Class (1996)

The_Verve,_Urban_Hymns
The Verve  Urban Hymns (1997)

Elephant,_The_White_Stripes
The White Stripes  Elephant (2003)

On 7 Lists
Hereslittlerichard
Little Richard  Here’s Little Richard (1957)

Coltrane_Giant_Steps
John Coltrane  Giant Steps (1960)

ModernSoundsInC&WMusic
Ray Charles  Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962)

aftermath album cover
The Rolling Stones  Aftermath (1966)

surrealistic pillow
Jefferson Airplane  Surrealistic Pillow (1967)

StoogesStooges
The Stooges  The Stooges (1969)

Creedence_Clearwater_Revival_-_Green_River
Creedence Clearwater Revival  Green River (1969)

in a silent way
Miles Davis  In a Silent Way (1969)

EverybodyKnowsThisIsNowhere
Neil Young  Everybody Knows this is Nowhere (1969)

Songs_of_love_and_hate
Leonard Cohen  Songs of Love and Hate (1971)

maggot brain
Funkadelic  Maggot Brain (1971)

CurtisMayfield Superfly
Curtis Mayfield  Super Fly (1972)

Somethinganythingcover
Todd Rundgren  Something/Anything? (1972)

Quadrophenia_(album)
The Who  Quadrophenia (1973)

Let's_Get_It_On
Marvin Gaye  Let’s Get It On (1973)

Radio_city_cover
Big Star  Radio City (1974)

On_the_Beach_-_Neil_Young
Neil Young  On the Beach (1974)

mothership connection
Parliament  Mothership Connection (1975)

Suicide album cover
Suicide  Suicide (1977)

Wirepinkflagcover
Wire  Pink Flag (1977)

Bat_out_of_Hell
Meat Loaf  Bat Out of Hell (1977)

HatfulofHollow84
The Smiths  Hatful of Hollow (1984)

Bon_jovi_slippery_when_wet
Bon Jovi  Slippery When Wet (1986)

Madonna_-_Like_a_Prayer_album
Madonna  Like a Prayer (1989)

R.E.M._-_Out_of_Time
R.E.M.  Out of Time (1991)

The_Blueprint
Jay-Z  The Blueprint (1991)

Weezer_-_Blue_Album
Weezer  Weezer [Blue Album] (1994)

TheProdigy-TheFatOfTheLand
The Prodigy  The Fat of the Land (1997)


Björk  Homogenic (1997)

car wheels on a gravel road
Lucinda Williams  Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)

The_Magnetic_Fields_-_69_Love_Songs
The Magnetic Fields  69 Love Songs (1999)

the soft bulletin
The Flaming Lips  The Soft Bulletin (1999)

Yankee_Hotel_Foxtrot_(Front_Cover)
Wilco  Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2001)

a rush of blood to the head
Coldplay  A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002)

Amy_Winehouse_-_Back_to_Black_(album)
Amy Winehouse  Back to Black (2006)

In_Rainbows_Official_Cover
Radiohead  In Rainbows (2007)

On 6 Lists
ChuckBerry_TheGreatTwentyEight
Chuck Berry  The Great Twenty-Eight (rec. 1955-1965)

songs for swingin lovers
Frank Sinatra  Songs for Swingin’ Lovers! (1956)

James_Brown_Star_Time
James Brown  Star Time (rec. 1956-1984)

Live_at_the_Harlem_Square_Club
Sam Cooke  Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963 (rec. 1963, rel. 1985)

mr tambourine man.jpg
The Byrds  Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)

younger than yesterday
The Byrds  Younger Than Yesterday (1967)

The_who_sell_out
The Who  The Who Sell Out (1967)

sweetheart of the rodeo
The Byrds  Sweetheart of the Rodeo (1968)

chicago transit authority
Chicago Transit Authority (later known as Chicago)  Chicago Transit Authority (1969)

BlindFaithBlindFaith
Blind Faith  Blind Faith (1969)

Black_Sabbath_debut_album
Black Sabbath  Black Sabbath (1970)

Grateful_Dead_-_Workingman's_Dead
Grateful Dead  Workingman’s Dead (1970)

Tea_for_the_Tillerman
Cat Stevens  Tea for the Tillerman (1970)

coat of many colors
Dolly Parton  Coat of Many Colors (1971)

The_Doors_-_L.A._Woman
The Doors  L.A. Woman (1971)

aqualung
Jethro Tull  Aqualung (1971)

Can_-_Tago_Mago
Can  Tago Mago (1971)

the harder they come
Various Artists (incl. Jimmy Cliff)  The Harder They Come Soundtrack (1972)

here come the warm jets
Brian Eno  Here Come the Warm Jets (1973)

Paul_McCartney_&_Wings-Band_on_the_Run
Paul McCartney & Wings  Band on the Run (1973)

The_B-52's_cover
The B-52s  The B-52s (1979)

Black_Flag_-_Damaged_cover
Black Flag  Damaged (1981)

HuskerDuZenArcade
Hüsker Dü  Zen Arcade (1984)

The_Unforgettable_Fire
U2  The Unforgettable Fire (1984)

Stevemcqueen
Prefab Sprout  Steve McQueen (1985)

HuskerDuNewDayRising
Hüsker Dü  New Day Rising (1985)

Depeche_Mode_-_Violator
Depeche Mode  Violator (1990)

Selected_Ambient_Works_85-92
Aphex Twin  Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (1992)

Dirt_(Alice_in_Chains_album_-_cover_art)
Alice in Chains  Dirt (1992)

Pavement_Crooked_Rain
Pavement  Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994)

Bjork_Post
Björk  Post (1995)

Tricky_-_Maxinquaye
Tricky  Maxinquaye (1995)

Fugees_-_The_Score
Fugees  The Score (1996)

EverythingMustGo
Manic Street Preachers  Everything Must Go (1996)

Belle_And_Sebastian_-_If_You're_Feeling_Sinister
Belle & Sebastian  If You’re Feeling Sinister (1996)

Bob_Dylan_-_Time_Out_of_Mind
Bob Dylan  Time Out of Mind (1997)

air moon safari
Air  Moon Safari (1998)


Neutral Milk Hotel  In the Aeroplane over the Sea (1998)

sigur ros
Sigur Ros  Ágætis byrjun (1999)

RedHotChiliPeppersCalifornication
Red Hot Chili Peppers  Californication (1999)

Green_Day_-_American_Idiot_cover
Green Day  American Idiot (2004)

Sufjan_Stevens_-_Illinois
Sufjan Stevens  Illinois (2005)

LCD_Soundsystem_-_Sound_of_Silver
LCD Soundsystem  Sound of Silver (2007)


Kendrick Lamar  To Pimp a Butterfly (2015)

On 5 Lists
phil spector back to mono
Various Artists  Phil Spector: Back to Mono (rec. 1958-1969, rel. 1991)


Charles Mingus  Mingus Ah Um (1959)

Miles_Davis_-_Sketches_of_Spain
Miles Davis  Sketches of Spain (1960)

Bob_Dylan_-_The_Freewheelin'_Bob_Dylan
Bob Dylan  The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (1963)


Charles Mingus  The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady (1963)

Moby_Grape_-_Moby_Grape
Moby Grape  Moby Grape (1967)

Cheapthrills
Big Brother & the Holding Company (with Janis Joplin)  Cheap Thrills (1968)

grisgris
Dr. John  Gris-Gris (1968)

Simon_and_Garfunkel,_Bookends_(1968)
Simon & Garfunkel  Bookends (1968)

Scott_4
Scott Walker  Scott 4 (1969)

crosby stills and nash
Crosby, Stills & Nash  Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)

Fairport_Convention-Liege_&_Lief_(album_cover)
Fairport Convention  Liege & Lief (1969)

MC5_-_Kick_Out_the_Jams
MC5  Kick out the Jams (1969)

The_who_live_at_leeds
The Who  Live at Leeds (1970)

Fragile
Yes  Fragile (1971)

serge gainsbourg
Serge Gainsbourg  Histoire de Melody Nelson (1971)

John_Prine_self-titled
John Prine   John Prine (1971)


Yes  Close to the Edge (1972)

BobMarleyCatchAFire  Thewailerscatchafire
The Wailers (later Bob Marley & the Wailers)  Catch a Fire (1973)

Steely_Dan-Countdown_to_Ecstacy
Steely Dan  Countdown to Ecstasy (1973)

BobMarley&theWailersNattyDread
Bob Marley & the Wailers  Natty Dread (1974)

Rockbottom
Robert Wyatt  Rock Bottom (1974)

the hissing of summer lawns
Joni Mitchell  The Hissing of Summer Lawns (1975)