Sunday, October 30, 2011

Acclaimed Music Top 20 Albums of 1966

What do you mean you don't feel like you are a pet?

This is a kind of "history of music" project, based on aggregated charts found on Acclaimed Music. It features Top 20 playlists for decades 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, and yearly Top 20 playlists (both songs and albums) for each year from 1960 to 2010. It should be a weekly project (though I'm not very consistent with weekly projects). To keep track of it, I made the Acclaimed History of Music page.

Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, John Mayall (with Eric Clapton), The Kinks, Cream, The Byrds and Yardbirds. Things were getting deadly serious in rock (and blues rock) in 1966. And this playlist features some great soul and jazz albums, too. There's a little big sense of Waterloo in it, though. Too many albums are missing from Spotify catalogue: not only the usual Beatles or Bob Dylan, but also The Mothers of Inverion, 13th Floor Elevators, Fred Neil, Monks, Tim Hardin. Seven titles. Far too many. Anyway, the playlist remains filled with great music, proving that those were really the days. Enjoy! 

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Source: Acclaimed Music
Missing from Spotify: 7 albums
(legenda: the number preceding the artist name is the ranking in Acclaimed Music Top 3000 chart)

1 (1) The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
- (2) The Beatles - Revolver
- (7) Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
2 (125) The Rolling Stones - Aftermath
- (236) The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out!
3 (306) John Mayall - Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton
4 (553) The Kinks - Face to Face
5 (752) Simon and Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme
6 (758) Ike and Tina Turner - River Deep-Mountain High
7 (780) Otis Redding - Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul
8 (789) The Byrds - Fifth Dimension
9 (892) The Mamas and the Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears
10 (1000) Cream - Fresh Cream
-- (1021) 13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators
11 (1028) Yardbirds - Yardbirds/Over Under Sideways Down/Roger the Engineer
12 (1078) John Coltrane - Ascension
-- (1097) Fred Neil - Fred Neil/Everybody's Talkin'
13 (1102) Simon and Garfunkel - Sounds of Silence
-- (1264) Monks - Black Monk Time
14 (1310) Cecil Taylor - Unit Structures
15 (1319) Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield
16 (1496) Donovan - Sunshine Superman
17 (1516) Larry Young - Unity
18 (1521) The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West
-- (1659) Tim Hardin - Tim Hardin 1
19 (1737) John Coltrane - Meditations
20 (1795) Wayne Shorter - Adam's Apple

Listen to it on Spotify:
Mammoth (full albums): HTTP, URI. (SR0745)
Lite (3 tracks each album): HTTP, URI. (SR0746)

The Complete Acclaimed Music Series

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