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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 19,000 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.
196015112,926 Sketches Of Spain (464th)
by Miles Davis
196116813,238 King of the Delta Blues Singers (556th)
by Robert Johnson
19621778,885 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,117th)
by Ray Charles
196321040,839 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196424133,941 A Hard Day's Night (218th)
by The Beatles
1965303183,277 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966331263,820 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967452420,365 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968606265,571 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969646394,401 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,2851,637,261

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.

Wild HoneyUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1967:29Rank Score:956
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,522
Average Rating:  76/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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142.

Happy SadUnited States Tim Buckley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1969:42Rank Score:954
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,524
Average Rating:  77/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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143.

Monster MovieGermany Can
Year of Release:1969Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1969:43Rank Score:947
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,532
Average Rating:  78/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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144.

Fleetwood MacUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1968Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1968:27Rank Score:940
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,544
Average Rating:  74/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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145.

TruthUnited Kingdom The Jeff Beck Group
Year of Release:1968Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:936
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,549
Average Rating:  77/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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146.

Howlin' WolfUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:931
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,552
Average Rating:  78/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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147.

Moby GrapeUnited States Moby Grape
Year of Release:1967Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1967:30Rank Score:928
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,557
Average Rating:  77/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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148.

Mr FantasyUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1967Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1967:31Rank Score:918
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,572
Average Rating:  76/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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149.

Eli & The Thirteenth ConfessionUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1968Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1968:29Rank Score:916
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,576
Average Rating:  75/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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150.

The Hangman's Beautiful DaughterUnited Kingdom The Incredible String Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1968:30Rank Score:911
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,582
Average Rating:  74/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 40 4%
1962 45 5%
1963 50 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 98 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 198 20%
1969 214 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Johnny Cash 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 616 62%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 27 3%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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