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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 16,000 greatest album charts.

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1960s decade summary
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.
196012111,750 Sketches Of Spain (493rd)
by Miles Davis
196113412,432 King of the Delta Blues Singers (527th)
by Robert Johnson
19621387,676 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,101st)
by Ray Charles
196317436,649 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (142nd)
by Bob Dylan
196421230,892 A Hard Day's Night (200th)
by The Beatles
1965261169,059 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966284241,630 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967395390,035 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968516242,828 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969552358,255 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7871,501,206

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, The Beach Boys, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, King Crimson and Van Morrison.
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RankAlbumArtist
141.

Howlin' WolfUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:871
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,526
Average Rating: 78/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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142.

Wild HoneyUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1967:30Rank Score:868
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,530
Average Rating: 76/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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143.

In Search Of The Lost ChordUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1968Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1968:27Rank Score:865
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,535
Average Rating: 76/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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144.

Smiley SmileUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1967:31Rank Score:862
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,541
Average Rating: 74/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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145.

Jazz På SvenskaSweden Jan Johansson
Year of Release:1964Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1964:7Rank Score:859
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,545
Average Rating: 74/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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146.

Live At The RegalUnited States B.B. King
Year of Release:1965Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1965:13Rank Score:837
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,574
Average Rating: 78/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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147.

TruthUnited Kingdom The Jeff Beck Group
Year of Release:1968Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:831
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,586
Average Rating: 77/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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148.

Song CycleUnited States Van Dyke Parks
Year of Release:1968Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1968:29Rank Score:820
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,607
Average Rating: 76/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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149.

Eli & The Thirteenth ConfessionUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1968Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1968:30Rank Score:817
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,615
Average Rating: 74/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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150.

Meet The Beatles!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1964:8Rank Score:801
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,635
Average Rating: 77/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 101 10%
1966 96 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 194 19%
1969 211 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 621 62%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Brazil 23 2%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 11 1%
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