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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 23,000 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.
196018916,475 Sketches Of Spain (508th)
by Miles Davis
196121214,803 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (637th)
by Robert Johnson
196222510,582 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,169th)
by Ray Charles
196326746,930 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196431739,390 A Hard Day's Night (222nd)
by The Beatles
1965382207,158 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966411295,672 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967558467,878 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968759297,918 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969887448,965 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,2071,845,772

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.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:1,116
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,494
Average Rating:  79/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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142.

Wild HoneyUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1967:28Rank Score:1,099
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,513
Average Rating:  76/100 (167 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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143.

Monster MovieGermany Can
Year of Release:1969Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 1969:43Rank Score:1,093
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,521
Average Rating:  79/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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144.

A Charlie Brown ChristmasUnited States Vince Guaraldi Trio
Year of Release:1965Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1965:13Rank Score:1,082
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,538
Average Rating:  79/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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145.

Howlin' WolfUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:1,064
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,556
Average Rating:  79/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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146.

After Bathing At Baxter'sUnited States Jefferson Airplane
Year of Release:1967Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1967:29Rank Score:1,057
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,564
Average Rating:  78/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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147.

Fifth DimensionUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:1,051
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,574
Average Rating:  77/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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148.

Moby GrapeUnited States Moby Grape
Year of Release:1967Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1967:30Rank Score:1,049
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,578
Average Rating:  78/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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149.

Out Of Our HeadsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1965Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 1965:14Rank Score:1,048
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,579
Average Rating:  77/100 (242 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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150.

Mr FantasyUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1967Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 1967:31Rank Score:1,039
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,595
Average Rating:  77/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 52 5%
1964 62 6%
1965 90 9%
1966 102 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 196 20%
1969 232 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 600 60%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 19 2%
France 13 1%
Germany 10 1%
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