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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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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.
196011511,000 Sketches Of Spain (482nd)
by Miles Davis
196113011,665 King of the Delta Blues Singers (519th)
by Robert Johnson
19621276,901 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,282nd)
by Ray Charles
196316935,303 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (147th)
by Bob Dylan
196420429,993 A Hard Day's Night (201st)
by The Beatles
1965257164,149 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966276235,723 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967382378,049 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968499234,205 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969533345,967 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6921,452,956

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

Smiley SmileUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1967:31Rank Score:855
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,522
Average Rating: 74/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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142.

Silver ApplesUnited States Silver Apples
Year of Release:1968Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1968:27Rank Score:846
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,540
Average Rating: 76/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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143.

Live At The RegalUnited States B.B. King
Year of Release:1965Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1965:13Rank Score:830
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,565
Average Rating: 79/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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144.

Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring VeronicaUnited States The Ronettes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1964:7Rank Score:828
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,571
Average Rating: 76/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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145.

Howlin' WolfUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:825
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,575
Average Rating: 79/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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146.

TruthUnited Kingdom The Jeff Beck Group
Year of Release:1968Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:825
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,577
Average Rating: 77/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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147.

Ewa Demarczyk śpiewa Piosenki Zygmunta KoniecznegoPoland Ewa Demarczyk
Year of Release:1967Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1967:32Rank Score:809
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,595
Average Rating: 72/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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148.

Unit StructuresUnited States Cecil Taylor
Year of Release:1966Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1966:14Rank Score:792
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,620
Average Rating: 76/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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149.

Jazz På SvenskaSweden Jan Johansson
Year of Release:1964Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1964:8Rank Score:792
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,621
Average Rating: 74/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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150.

Blood, Sweat & Tears United States Blood, Sweat & Tears
Year of Release:1968Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1968:29Rank Score:785
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,630
Average Rating: 76/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 44 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 42 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 69 7%
1965 98 10%
1966 100 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 209 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Johnny Cash 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Various Artists 11 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 611 61%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Canada 24 2%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 10 1%
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