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Best Albums of the 1960s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 26,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
196021417,915 Sketches Of Spain (510th)
by Miles Davis
196125016,553 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (645th)
by Robert Johnson
196225811,798 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,171st)
by Ray Charles
196330650,705 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (144th)
by Charles Mingus
196436643,719 A Hard Day's Night (211th)
by The Beatles
1965420223,760 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966460317,867 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967620502,417 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968863318,305 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,016487,359 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,7731,990,398

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Velvet Underground And Nico, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Doors and The Rolling Stones.
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11.

Are You ExperiencedUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1967Appears in:1,369 charts
Rank in 1967:4Rank Score:47,792
Rank in 1960s11Overall Rank:31
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,597 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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12.

Led Zeppelin IIUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,184 charts
Rank in 1969:2Rank Score:41,341
Rank in 1960s12Overall Rank:35
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,717 votes)
Comments: 101 comments
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13.

In The Court Of The Crimson KingUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,130 charts
Rank in 1969:3Rank Score:39,095
Rank in 1960s13Overall Rank:40
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,276 votes)
Comments: 126 comments
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14.

Let It BleedUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,078 charts
Rank in 1969:4Rank Score:34,896
Rank in 1960s14Overall Rank:46
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,300 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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15.

Astral WeeksUnited Kingdom Van Morrison
Year of Release:1968Appears in:947 charts
Rank in 1968:2Rank Score:32,131
Rank in 1960s15Overall Rank:55
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,069 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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16.

Led ZeppelinUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,032 charts
Rank in 1969:5Rank Score:31,495
Rank in 1960s16Overall Rank:57
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,611 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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17.

Forever ChangesUnited States Love
Year of Release:1967Appears in:876 charts
Rank in 1967:5Rank Score:28,374
Rank in 1960s17Overall Rank:63
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,005 votes)
Comments: 101 comments
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18.

Electric LadylandUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1968Appears in:905 charts
Rank in 1968:3Rank Score:27,033
Rank in 1960s18Overall Rank:70
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,214 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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19.

Magical Mystery TourUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1967Appears in:853 charts
Rank in 1967:6Rank Score:24,561
Rank in 1960s19Overall Rank:80
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,510 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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20.

Bringing It All Back HomeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:755 charts
Rank in 1965:3Rank Score:21,433
Rank in 1960s20Overall Rank:94
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,039 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 37 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 40 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 147 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 229 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 610 61%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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