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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 18,000 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.
196013212,986 Sketches Of Spain (464th)
by Miles Davis
196114912,717 King of the Delta Blues Singers (528th)
by Robert Johnson
19621598,266 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,101st)
by Ray Charles
196319639,260 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196422032,557 A Hard Day's Night (212th)
by The Beatles
1965278176,919 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966307251,528 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967421409,190 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968566257,432 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969602380,305 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,0301,581,160

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.

TruthUnited Kingdom The Jeff Beck Group
Year of Release:1968Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1968:27Rank Score:928
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,518
Average Rating:  77/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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142.

Howlin' WolfUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:919
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,533
Average Rating:  78/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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143.

Smiley SmileUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1967:30Rank Score:909
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,551
Average Rating:  75/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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144.

Eli & The Thirteenth ConfessionUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1968Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:903
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,559
Average Rating:  74/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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145.

Moby GrapeUnited States Moby Grape
Year of Release:1967Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1967:31Rank Score:898
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,562
Average Rating:  77/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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146.

Mr FantasyUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1967Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1967:32Rank Score:897
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,565
Average Rating:  76/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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147.

Meet The Beatles!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1964:7Rank Score:891
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,575
Average Rating:  77/100 (235 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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148.

Jazz På SvenskaSweden Jan Johansson
Year of Release:1964Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1964:8Rank Score:886
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,584
Average Rating:  74/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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149.

Fifth DimensionUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:876
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,598
Average Rating:  77/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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150.

Live At The RegalUnited States B.B. King
Year of Release:1965Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1965:13Rank Score:874
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,600
Average Rating:  78/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 42 4%
1962 43 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 98 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 199 20%
1969 215 22%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Johnny Cash 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 619 62%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Canada 23 2%
Brazil 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
Germany 10 1%
France 10 1%
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