Top 50 psychedelic albums

sgt-pepper-album-cover-beatlesHere’s the deal: Psychedelic Sight revolves around two works in progress: A list of the 50 greatest psychedelic albums (this page) and another collecting the top 100 psychedelic songs.

So where are the other albums? True to the spirit, the list is being filled in at random, whenever the muse pops up.

Click on the title to read about each album — its history, its impact — and grok why it’s immortalized in the Psychedelic Sight 50. → Nominate a psychedelic album (or song).

The Top 50 Psychedelic Albums

4. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” by the Beatles (1967)
9. “A Wizard, a True Star” by Todd Rundgren (1973)
10. “Anthem of the Sun” by the Grateful Dead (1968)
15. “Crown of Creation” by Jefferson Airplane (1968)
16. “The Crazy World of Arthur Brown” (1968)
18. “Happy Trails” by Quicksilver Messenger Service (1969)
19. “Fifth Dimension” by the Byrds (1966)
22. “Ummagumma” by Pink Floyd (1969)
25. “It’s a Beautiful Day” (1969)
28. “Space Hymns” by Ramases (1971)
29. “Spirit” (1968)
30. “The Flock” (1969)
37. “Da Capo” by Love (1966)
42. “The Who Sell Out” (1967)
43. “Freak Out!” by the Mothers of Invention (1966)
45. “Ball” by Iron Butterfly (1969)
47. “Vincebus Eruptum” by Blue Cheer (1968)
50. “Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968.” Compilation (1972)

LET’S RAP: Want to nominate an album for this list of the best psychedelic songs? By all means:

Nominate a psychedelic album (or song).

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