50 Essential Albums of 1967

From the Doors' debut to Aretha Franklin's first smash

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The Hollies, 'Evolution'
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The Hollies, 'Evolution'25/50

The Hollies, 'Evolution'

"Carrie Anne" is the only hit on this forgotten gem, which with no apparent effort or self-consciousness – you barely notice the French horn here and violin there – achieves the adolescent effervescence and lovelorn sentiment that indie-pop adepts of the Elephant 6 ilk spend years laboring after. Signature tracks: "Ye Olde Toffee Shoppe," which concerns candy and features a harpsichord, and "Games We Play," which concerns teen sex and features a knowing grin.

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