Posts tagged "1960s"

Album artwork of 'Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)' by The Kinks

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

The songs are beautiful in ways only Ray Davies can achieve, but the album’s scattered feel keeps it from being more than the sum of its parts.

Album artwork of 'Revolver' by The Beatles

Revolver The Beatles

One of the most enjoyable pop albums of all time, an iconic work that will forever be used as an example for songwriting expertise.

Album artwork of 'Electric Ladyland' by The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Electric Ladyland The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Instinctive, messy, and rambling, with shimmers of the divine. Electric Ladyland speaks in a kind of rock and roll tongues, with Jimi Hendrix front and centre.

Album artwork of 'Surrealistic Pillow' by Jefferson Airplane

Surrealistic Pillow Jefferson Airplane

A staple of the psychedelic folk-rock genre, feeling as fresh and vibrant now as it did in 1967. It sounds like a wonderful montage of the ’60s.

Album artwork of 'Highway 61 Revisited' by Bob Dylan

Highway 61 Revisited Bob Dylan

Dylan sings and we listen, the instrumentation hanging on his every word along with the rest of us. The album is an expressive, beautiful, and timeless classic.

Album artwork of 'Led Zeppelin' by Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin

Tapping into the bohemian sensibilities of the era, Led Zeppelin feel like a sonic equivalent of the Beats in their indifference to the status quo.

Album artwork of 'Shades of Deep Purple' by Deep Purple

Shades of Deep Purple Deep Purple

The sonic scenery is colourful and smoky, and the band sound like they’re having the time of their lives. It's loose, but it's endearing too.

Album artwork of 'Let It Bleed' by The Rolling Stones

Let It Bleed The Rolling Stones

Blues, psychedelia, jazz, and gospel are all deeply ingrained in the music. This is a rock record, but every track has a flavour of its own.

Album artwork of 'Abbey Road' by The Beatles

Abbey Road The Beatles

The last word of a band with nothing left to prove, and it sounds like it. Exceptional without being seminal, but with some truly classic songs.

Album artwork of 'Pet Sounds' by The Beach Boys

Pet Sounds The Beach Boys

The harmonies are wonderful, the instrumentation is charming, and, well, everything sounds rather bloody marvellous. Lots to love and little to dislike.