|Top Albums Of 1968|
The year before an absolutely stellar year in music
|10||Sly & the Family Stone|
WE WANT THE FUNK
Miles in the Sky
This is only rated this high because I'm not as familiar with it as I should be.
|7|| ||Frank Zappa|
Cruising With Reuben and the Jets
More or less Freak Out! v. 2.0, except not as good. Has some covers from that album, again, not as good. Still solid though.
Pretty good, if not a tad bizarre. I prefer other Zappa modern classical/experimental rock works.
Samba jazz! This is a style of music I was never too fond of, but this album is really good. This music absolutely moves, and Baretto plays great.
|4|| ||Bill Evans|
Bill Evans at the Montreux Jazz Festival
An album of Evans' I'm more familiar with, I really like this one. Some great tunes on here, Evans was a master of Third Stream.
The Soft Machine
I realized while doing this list I haven't listened to this album in years. I really need to give it another spin. I really like the album though, great pscyhedelic/early fusion record.
|2|| ||Frank Zappa|
We're Only In It For the Money
I've always had kind of mixed feelings about this album. On one hand, it's got some great songs, but I do feel it goes on for a bit too long and takes the whole psychedelia parody thing a little thin.
I dig Don Cherry, and of the little stuff I have of his, this might be my favourite. Would love to delve deeper one day. Great Avant-Garde jazz album.