Ah, the 1960's...what could I possibly say about them that hasn't already been said? I'll skip the oh-so-obvious gushings and get right to
My 5 Favourite Albums from the 60's:Love - Forever Changes:
This is probably the album that has the most emotional meaning to me. Semi-obscure L.A. band Love, led by the late Arthur Lee, released this in 1967 and it has changed many lives ever since, I'm sure, including mine. The sound isn't for everyone, so I'm not recommending that you run out and buy it. I do have to recognize it as the greatest album I've ever heard.
Favourite Track: "You Set the Scene", but even better is the bonus track "Your Mind and We Belong Together"
Jefferson Airplane - After Bathing at Baxter's:
An absolutely amazing psychedelic rock album.
Favourite track: "Watch Her Ride"
Cream - Disraeli Gears:
This album is just phenomenal. If you haven't heard it, it's basically an audio version of the album art.
Favourite track: "Tales of Brave Ulysses" - "Her name is Aphrodite and she rides a crimson shell..."
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin:
We've all heard about how 90% of this album was straight-up stolen, but my new policy on music is "If it sounds good to you, it's bitchen; if it sounds bad to you, it's shitty" (thanks, Frank Zappa!), and oh, God, does it sound good.
Favourite track: "Dazed and Confused"
Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow:
I used to have Big Brother and the Holding Company's Cheap Thrills here, but I couldn't resist the quirky whimsy of this classic album. Everyone knows "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit", but what draws me to this album are the ballads like "Comin' Back to Me" and "Today".
Favourite track: "Today"