Are these the greatest 100 Psychedelic albums of all time?

According to a very cool site called Digital Dream Door these are the top 20 of the 100 greatest psychedelic albums of all time:

1. Piper at The Gates of Dawn – Pink Floyd
2. Electric Music For The Mind & Body – Country Joe & The Fish
3. Strange Days – The Doors
4. Anthem Of The Sun – Grateful Dead
5. United States of America – United States of America
6. Are You Experienced – Jimi Hendrix Experience
7. After Bathing At Baxter’s – Jefferson Airplane
8. A Saucerful Of Secrets – Pink Floyd
9. Surrealistic Pillow – Jefferson Airplane
10. Easter Everywhere – 13th Floor Elevators
11. H.P. Lovecraft – H.P. Lovecraft
12. Balaklava – Pearls Before Swine
13. Beacon From Mars – Kaleidoscope
14. Dear Mr Fantasy – Traffic
15. Fifth Dimension – The Byrds
16. DeCapo – Love
17. Stonedhenge – Ten Years After
18. Clear Light – Clear Light
19. Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake – Small Faces
20. Tomorrow – Tomorrow

Check out the link for the rest of the best and join in on the debate. I don’t even know half of these albums so already this site is going to cost me a fortune but their #1 pick sounds about right to me. This looks to be a very cool site by the way with tons of interesting music lists that you can debate until your typing fingers go numb. Great fodder for an argument amongst friends!


  1. Of course I would change a couple of things on that list, such as including the album “Tangerine Dream” by UK band The Kaleidoscope or “Restless Night” by Octopus, but I very much agree with most of the records listed, and besides, which albums would I have to remove? Really hard and subjective question. I particularly appreciate the inclusion of such different kinds of music as The (always Magnificent) Moody Blues and the much often underestimated band The Misundertood, real pioneers of hard psychedelia as well as they had formerly been masters of great raw R&B.

  2. Lists are fun, instructive and an endless source of interesting debate. I won’t get into a few inclusions that puzzle me, but how could you leave off Wonderwall? Trout Mask Replica (Capt. Beefheart)? Any one of 3-4 Fugs albums (especially It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest and Tenderness Junction)? An Evening With Wild Man Fisher? Savage Resurrection? July? Pass the Distance (Simon Finn)? Dr. Strangely Strange (1st album)? Living the Blues (Canned Heat)? Cheap Thrills (Big Brother)? Happy Trails (Quicksilver)? A Gift From Euphoria? Trip Thru Hell (C.A. Quintet)? Puzzle (Mandrake Memorial)?

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