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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.
196021618,524 Sketches Of Spain (511th)
by Miles Davis
196125116,759 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (662nd)
by Robert Johnson
196226311,465 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,169th)
by Ray Charles
196331152,538 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (144th)
by Charles Mingus
196437244,220 A Hard Day's Night (218th)
by The Beatles
1965426227,383 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966469320,493 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967632507,812 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968878323,114 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,038495,419 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total4,8562,017,727

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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RankAlbumArtist
141.

FriendsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1968Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 1968:27Rank Score:1,259
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,475
Average Rating:  76/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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142.

Live At The RegalUnited States B.B. King
Year of Release:1965Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 1965:14Rank Score:1,246
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,489
Average Rating:  79/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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143.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:1,218
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,519
Average Rating:  78/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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144.

Silver ApplesUnited States Silver Apples
Year of Release:1968Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:1,204
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,533
Average Rating:  77/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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145.

Fifth DimensionUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:1,201
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,536
Average Rating:  78/100 (175 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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146.

Smiley SmileUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1967:28Rank Score:1,190
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,546
Average Rating:  75/100 (230 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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147.

Moby GrapeUnited States Moby Grape
Year of Release:1967Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 1967:29Rank Score:1,188
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,549
Average Rating:  78/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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148.

Here Are The Sonics!!!United States The Sonics
Year of Release:1965Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 1965:15Rank Score:1,180
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,560
Average Rating:  79/100 (152 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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149.

Gris-GrisUnited States Dr. John
Year of Release:1968Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 1968:29Rank Score:1,169
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,570
Average Rating:  78/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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150.

The Allman Brothers BandUnited States The Allman Brothers Band
Year of Release:1969Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 1969:44Rank Score:1,142
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,603
Average Rating:  79/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 40 4%
1961 39 4%
1962 38 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 146 15%
1968 197 20%
1969 228 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%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 614 61%
United Kingdom 226 23%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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