The ‘60s ushered in the era of the album, and while the format was in its infancy, it found its feet as the decade went on. The music of this decade stands as some of the most influential ever made, and much of that is due to the change in approach to its release.
Classic rock (or as it was known then, “rock”) began its heyday in the 1960s, in the UK as well as the USA. The best releases of the era are both timely and timeless - while they established a genre and set a precedent for the bands that followed in their wake, these are records that still sound fantastic today.
A time of great musical change in terms of studio technique, songwriting, and methods of release, the finest records of the time used this turbulence and churn to fuel their songwriting. Some of them threw back to older blues and soul influences; others used new technology and the open ears of audiences to invent something entirely new.
But all of these artists created evergreen albums that will be talked about and referred back to forever.