POLL: Greatest albums of 1968

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Hombre, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Hombre

    Hombre Forum Resident Thread Starter

    This poll points to choose the favorite records among the most acclaimed albums from 1968. You'll be allowed to select up to 5 albums from the list.

    The confection of the list was based on these three sources:
    100 Greatest Albums of 1968
    Acclaimed Music
    Best Albums of 1968

    The first condition to include an album in the poll was being in the Top 30 of at least two of those three lists. Then the two highest positions of each album were averaged to determine the relative order. In this way, the Top 25 albums of the resultant list were selected as nominations for the poll.

    NOTE: If you think that one or more essential albums you would have selected are not in the list, then you can choose less than 5 options and name those records you wish they had been here.

    Previous polls:
    POLL: Greatest albums of 1967
    POLL: Greatest albums of 1966
    POLL: Greatest albums of 1965
     
  2. Black Magic Woman

    Black Magic Woman I wish I was as cool as Kim Deal

    Location:
    Chile
    Cheap Thrills.

    Raw, crude, acid, intense, UGLY. I love their attitude - f*** you we are going to play our music the way WE want it.

    It also has a song that in my opinion is, put simply, a perfect rock song.

    Piece of My Heart.

    The intensity, the vocals, the energy - it rocks.

    And how could I forget Summertime? What a beautiful instrumental. Goosebumps. Every. Time. I. Listen. To. It.
     
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  3. Black Magic Woman

    Black Magic Woman I wish I was as cool as Kim Deal

    Location:
    Chile
    ^ Love Aretha’s Lady Soul too :love:
     
  4. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Location:
    Alexandria VA
    Beatles
    Stones
    Kinks

    I like a few of the others but not enough to vote for them
     
  5. Crimson jon

    Crimson jon Forum Resident

    Location:
    Houston
    Sf sorrow
    White album
    Beggars banquet
     
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  6. Hombre

    Hombre Forum Resident Thread Starter

  7. Atomic Punk

    Atomic Punk Forum Resident

    Location:
    Amsterdam
    1968 is a setback from 1967 for me. Only two album I really enjoy :

    Beggars Banquet
    Electric Ladyland

    Honourable mention : The Notorious Byrds
     
  8. ~"The Beatles (The White Album)" by The Beatles
    ~"Bookends" by Simon & Garfunkel
    ~"The Notorious Byrd Brothers" by The Byrds
    ~"The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society" by The Kinks
    ~"Astral Weeks" by Van Morrison

    Most Honorable Mention:
    The Rolling Stones
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    The Band
    The Velvet Underground

    Honorable Mention:
    The Byrds
    The Small Faces
    The Zombies
    Cream
    Jeff Beck
    The Pretty Things
     
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  9. David-Shea

    David-Shea Toastmaster General

    Location:
    Suffern, NY
    The Beatles
    Electric Ladyland
    Beggar's Banquet
    Music from Big Pink
    Wheels of Fire
     
  10. hangwire13

    hangwire13 Forum Resident

    Location:
    pittsburgh
    Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet.
     
  11. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    Again too many great albums, but went with
    Truth
    electric ladyland
    Village green preservation society
    We're Only In It For The Money
    Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison

    close runners up
    Cheap Thrills
    White Album
    astral weeks
    white light/white heat
    bookends
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2018
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  12. Hombre

    Hombre Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Did RUX already have a reissue in 1968? ;)
     
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  13. egebamyasi

    egebamyasi Forum Resident

    Location:
    Worcester, MA
    We're Only In It For The Money
    White Light/White Heat
    The Village Green Preservation Society
    Odessey And Oracle
     
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  14. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    whoops ... that's called sleep depravation lol ... fixed it :)
     
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  15. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly 1964-73 rock's best decade

    In this order:
    1. ODESSEY AND ORACLE
    2. VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY
    3. THE BEATLES
    4. S. F.SORROW
    5. BOOKENDS
     
  16. greelywinger

    greelywinger That T-Rex Guy

    Location:
    Dayton, Ohio USA
    The Village Green Preservation Society (The Kinks)
    Bookends (Simon & Garfunkel)

    Darryl

     
  17. pblmow

    pblmow Forum Resident

    Location:
    Fresno.
    1. *
      The White Album (The Beatles)
      *
    2. Astral Weeks (Van Morrison)
    3. *
      Electric Ladyland (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
    4. *
      Beggars Banquet (The Rolling Stones)
      *
      Wheels Of Fire (Cream)
     
  18. Price.pittsburgh

    Price.pittsburgh Forum Resident

    Location:
    Florida
    Not on list
    Elvis (NBC TV Special)

    I also voted White Album
    Beggars Banquet
    At Folsom Prison
     
  19. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line Forum Resident

    Location:
    Australia
    Hendrix
    Stones
    Van
    Band
    Aretha
     
  20. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

  21. Uncle Miles

    Uncle Miles Forum Dilettante

    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ USA
    The Walrus Was Paul
    Tire Tracks Up And Down Your Back
    Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself
    Watch That Side Watch That Side
    God Save Donald Duck
     
  22. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

    Location:
    wales
    I've picked 3 from the list:

    The Notorious Byrd Brothers
    Ogden's Nut Gone Flake
    The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter

    I haven't heard 16 of them. Of the rest some are okay but not worthy of a vote and there's a bunch I don't like.

    My favourite album of the year is either Gordon Lightfoot's Back Here On Earth or The Dillards' Wheatstraw Suite.
     
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  23. Ron Stone

    Ron Stone Offending Member

    Location:
    Deep Maryland
    I had a friend who always answered this type of question with, "What album did Miles Davis release that year?"

    So in 1968, Miles Davis released MILES IN THE SKY and FILLES DE KILMANJARO.
     
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  24. Kingsley Fats

    Kingsley Fats Forum Resident

    The list misses one of my favourite of all time albums Ten Years After - Undead
     
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  25. Fishoutofwater

    Fishoutofwater Forum Resident

    I ended up ticking the first 5; so i stopped there!!
     

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