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1968: Key Albums (Top Release by the Kinks)

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The list author says: "Often regarded as a pivotal year in popular music. I was seven years old that year. Here are a few records released in '68 that certainly had an impact on me in the ensuing years as I became more aware of music and its cultural impact.

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'1974: Key Albums'

My general music interests include '70s progressive rock, intelligent rock, European folk-rock, alt-country and non-synthesized '80s rock."
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
"My favorite sixties band. This is among their top three or four albums. Totally contrary to much of the attitude and preaching of that period."
Shine on Brightly
Shine on Brightly
"Frequently dismissed as a second rate Moody Blues, Procol had less in common with the Moodies than what the critics claimed. A unique band whose music has aged much better than Ray Thomas and Co."
Music From Big Pink
Music From Big Pink
"The funky, folksy Canadamerican roots rock debut."
Astral Weeks
Astral Weeks
"One of the few great albums that the critics actually got right."
This Was
This Was
"Totally unique sound with flute (gasp!) as a featured instrument."
A Saucerful of Secrets
A Saucerful of Secrets
"2nd album of which two tracks ('Saucerful' and 'Set the Controls') comprised half of the UMMAGUMMA live album."
The White Album
The White Album
"I'm not a great Beatles fan but this was a uniquely varied record that many fans didn't initially warm up to."
Songs of Leonard Cohen
Songs of Leonard Cohen
"Verbose? Yes. But he was a noted poet and author long before he entered the music arena."
Beggars Banquet (Remastered)
Beggars Banquet (Remastered)
"Probably the grittiest roots rock band from the sixties."
At Folsom Prison Legacy Edition (2CD/1 DVD)
At Folsom Prison Legacy Edition (2CD/1 DVD)
"Here Cash really solidified his rebel reputation."
In Search Of The Lost Chord
In Search Of The Lost Chord
"Fine followup to the cheesy DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED."