Favorite Albums of My Life: 1968


5. CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL




This debut by the California quartet was so fresh to the scene, that it is no wonder these guys took the music world by storm. These songs are still relevant today, and continue to be loved several generations.



4. THE MOODY BLUES: In Search of the Lost Chord



Continuing in the tradition of DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, this British band delved deeper into the world of melodic Psychedelia. Featuring one of their biggest early hits, "Ride My See-Saw", this album is solid from start to finish.




3. THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE: Electric Ladyland



This third (and final) album of original material from the Jimi Hendrix Experience (not including any posthumous compilations or collections of unreleased material) was a fantastic collection, featuring a lengthy, live version of "Voodoo Chile", truly showcasing some of Jimi's greatest Blues riffs.



2. GRATEFUL DEAD: Anthem of the Sun



This album, in my opinion, is the quintessential "Psychedelic" experience. Jerry Garcia, himself, said it best.... "far out... even too far out... we weren't making a record, in the normal sense. We were making a collage." Never was a statement more accurate. This sophomore release from the legendary band was not like anything preceding it. The band had been through several studios, causing frustration among producers, when they finally locked themselves in a studio in San Francisco, and created a collage of studio material mixed with live recordings. Unlike other albums of the time, which featured live and studio material, separately, this one featured them together...creating a truly unique sound.



1. SIMON & GARFUNKEL: Bookends


This album... the second to last studio album from this quintessential 60's duo, featured some of the best written music of the decade.... or any decade, in my opinion. It featured everything that makes a record great... beautiful melody and poignant lyrics.



Honorable Mentions:

THE BEATLES: THE WHITE ALBUM
THE BYRDS: THE NOTORIOUS BYRD BROTHERS


Comments

Kate said…
The Simon & Garfunkel would prolly be on my list as well.

As for the giant font... Blogger is WAY motarded.