100 Greatest Albums of 1968

Criteria: These albums were chosen for their initial and lasting popularity and their influence and impact on rock music in general. Also considered is critical acclaim. The list includes rock and roll and related genres that were influential on rock music.

Note: Yearly album lists go by earliest 'release date'. Not necessarily the year an album peaked in the U.S. charts.

1. The Beatles ("The White Album")
The Beatles
2. Electric Ladyland
Jimi Hendrix Experience
3. Astral Weeks
Van Morrison
4. Beggars Banquet
The Rolling Stones
5. Music From Big Pink
The Band
6. Lady Soul
Aretha Franklin
7. Odessey & Oracle
The Zombies
8. The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
The Kinks
9. The Ice Man Cometh
Jerry Butler
10. Wheels Of Fire
11. Bookends
Simon and Garfunkel
12. Cheap Thrills
Big Brother And The Holding Company
13. The Notorious Byrd Brothers
The Byrds
14. Truth
Jeff Beck
15. In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida
Iron Butterfly
16. S.F. Sorrow
The Pretty Things
17. We're Only In It For The Money
The Mothers Of Invention
18. The United States Of America
The United States Of America
19. Gris-Gris
Dr. John, The Night Tripper
20. The Dock Of The Bay
Otis Redding
21. Aretha Now
Aretha Franklin
22. Tell Mama
Etta James
23. Vincebus Eruptum
Blue Cheer
24. Wish It Would Rain
25. Steppenwolf
26. Sweetheart Of The Rodeo
The Byrds
27. White Light/White Heat
The Velvet Underground
28. Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake
The Small Faces
29. 'Live' at the Apollo, Volume II
James Brown
30. Quicksilver Messenger Service
Quicksilver Messenger Service
31. Traffic
32. The Family That Plays Together
33. Spirit
34. The Soft Machine
The Soft Machine
35. Creedence Clearwater Revival
Creedence Clearwater Revival
36. Elvis: TV Special
Elvis Presley
37. Super Session
Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills
38. Begin
The Millennium
39. This Is My Country
The Impressions
40. There Is
The Dells
41. Realization
Johnny Rivers
42. Waiting For The Sun
The Doors
43. In Search Of The Lost Chord
The Moody Blues
44. A Saucerful Of Secrets
Pink Floyd
45. Crown Of Creation
Jefferson Airplane
46. Os Mutantes
Os Mutantes
47. Aerial Ballet
48. The Immortal Otis Redding
Otis Redding
49. Anthem Of The Sun
The Grateful Dead
50. Undead
Ten Years After

51. Child Is Father To The Man
Blood, Sweat & Tears
52. Crimson And Clover
Tommy James & The Shondells
53. This Was
Jethro Tull
54. Silver Apples
Silver Apples
55. In Person At The Whisky a Go Go
Otis Redding
56. Music In A Doll's House
57. Boogie With Canned Heat
Canned Heat
58. Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
Laura Nyro
59. Fairport Convention
Fairport Convention
60. A Beacon From Mars
61. Fleetwood Mac/Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac
62. I Thank You
Sam & Dave
63. This Is Clarence Carter
Clarence Carter
64. The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
65. Living The Blues
Canned Heat
66. I'm in Love
Wilson Pickett
67. The Move
The Move
68. Present Tense
69. Nazz
70. Take Time To Know Her
Percy Sledge
71. I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me
James Brown
72. King Solomon
Solomon Burke
73. Life
Sly & The Family Stone
74. Shine On Brightly
Procol Harum
75. The Twain Shall Meet
Eric Burdon & The Animals
76. The Inner Mystique
The Chocolate Watchband
77. Would You Believe -  Billy Nicholls
78. Bradley's Barn
The Beau Brummels
79. July
80. Tomorrow
81. The Hurdy Gurdy Man
82. Sailor
Steve Miller Band
83. Journey To The Center Of The Mind
Amboy Dukes
84. The Turtles Present The Battle of the Bands
The Turtles
85. Dance to the Music
Sly & The Family Stone
86. Introspect
Joe South
87. Head
The Monkees
88. The Savage Resurrection
The Savage Resurrection
89. Who's Making Love...
Johnnie Taylor
90. Randy Newman
Randy Newman
91. Soul Folk in Action
The Staple Singers
92. La La Means I Love You
The Delfonics
93. Blues From Laurel Canyon
John Mayall
94. CQ
The Outsiders
95. Mad River
Mad River
96. Shades Of Deep Purple
Deep Purple
97. Safe at Home
International Submarine Band
98. The Sweet Inspirations
The Sweet Inspirations
99. No Sad Songs
Joe Simon
100. Outsideinside
Blue Cheer
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1968
Bruce's choice - An unheralded great album from 1968
* Before The War
Bo Grumpus

Adam's choice:
* Penitentiary Blues
David Allan Coe

Brett's choice:
* James Taylor
James Taylor

Lew's choice:
* The Left Banke Too
The Left Banke
1967   |   1969