Most Underrated Albums of the 60sErucu
The Top Ten
So far ahead of its time we still can't even fathom catching up - Erucu
Cromangon is criminally underrated! - Brobusky
An exercise in wonky experimental pop music and spaced out garage rock, made "to create a picture in music of what could be up there in outer space" - Erucu
Is basically the reason for confessional lo-fi solo singer-songwriters (with some nod 2 Nick Drake, 1 or 2 years later) - Erucu
More or less probably the most well known on this list for Van Dyke Parks' excellent contributions to what would've been Smile by the Beach Boys, this album is an exceptional collection of pop tunes in its own right - Erucu
There are heaps of Pink Floyd albums I would call underrated but this is definitely not one of them... - Erucu
More sunshine pop for those rainy days! - Erucu
Woops! her name is actually Margo Guryan my bad! - Erucu
Fun Fact: This was one of Kurt Cobain's favorite albums! - Brobusky
Also probably the most well known from this list, but sadly for all the wrong reasons. still, there's something exceedingly endearing and twee about this album, in all of its ineptitude - Erucu
Absolutely wacked out psychedelic folk music. some would prefer the one that came out before this (Parable of Arable Land, which is also pretty great) but I always preferred the vignette-esque song structure of this one - Erucu
Most people would point at the Os Mutantes self-titled or the Tropicalia compilation/manifesto as the go-to in Brazilian psychedelic MPB, but Gal Costa's self-titled has some of the sweetest songs you'll probably hear in a long while - Erucu
Featuring soaring, pained vocals from his wife Linda, Sonny Sharrock's Black Woman is a chaotic collection of constantly engaging free jazz drumming with dissonant guitar hammering - Erucu
Considered, along with Can's Monster Movie, to be one of the first albums to ever be considered "krautrock" - Erucu
Not technically an album, but 2 of the most out there and interesting garage rock songs from one of the most out there and interesting (to say the least) garage rock artists, Blaine Schaubroeck - Erucu
This album was released in 1975, not the 60s. Some people haven't done their research correctly. - Mumbizz01
Come on, who cannot forget "Shelter From The Storm" and "Lily, Rosemary, and the Jack of Hearts"? - Wafzal2
After the commercial flop that was Smiley Smile that followed the masterpiece Pet Sounds, everyone seemed to have given up on them. Wild Honey was released in the year of 1969 and it was their lowest selling album up to that time. The Beach Boys yet again took a step in another creative direction that brought an album that expanded into the soul genre. While not par with Pet Sounds or the Smile Sessions, it definitely is about as good as another highly rated Beach Boys Album, "Today! " The album really displayed Carl Wilson's talent for singing more than any other album in my opinion. Beginning to end it has a warm and spiritual feel. Songs like "Wild Honey," "Darlin," and "Here Comes the Night" are all great songs. Unfortunately it went largely unnoticed and I think it's one of the most underrated albums of all time.
It's not really the most underrated album of the 60s, but it is the Beatles' most underrated album.
A hidden gem that captures the late '60's blues/rock/psychedelic vibe, and has now been reissued on CD. The LP never took off, and the members split up and joined other groups shortly after a few more failed LPs. No, the keyboardist is not THAT Steve Miller, but the Steven Miller that later joined the Elvin Bishop Group. Their cover of James Brown's version of "Think" will get you to give the rest of the LP a listen.
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