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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.
196011911,373 Sketches Of Spain (512th)
by Miles Davis
196113212,055 King of the Delta Blues Singers (524th)
by Robert Johnson
19621327,163 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,133rd)
by Ray Charles
196317336,014 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (148th)
by Bob Dylan
196420530,253 A Hard Day's Night (204th)
by The Beatles
1965259167,209 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966282239,172 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967387384,144 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968511239,133 The Beatles (The White Album) (10th)
by The Beatles
1969540351,753 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7401,478,270

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:57 charts
Rank in 1967:30Rank Score:862
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,527
Average Rating: 76/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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142.

Smiley SmileUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1967:31Rank Score:860
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,530
Average Rating: 74/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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143.

Jazz På SvenskaSweden Jan Johansson
Year of Release:1964Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1964:7Rank Score:852
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,548
Average Rating: 74/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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144.

In Search Of The Lost ChordUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1968Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:851
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,553
Average Rating: 76/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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145.

Live At The RegalUnited States B.B. King
Year of Release:1965Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1965:13Rank Score:842
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,562
Average Rating: 78/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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146.

Howlin' WolfUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:831
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,575
Average Rating: 78/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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147.

TruthUnited Kingdom The Jeff Beck Group
Year of Release:1968Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1968:29Rank Score:825
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,582
Average Rating: 77/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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148.

Eli & The Thirteenth ConfessionUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1968Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1968:30Rank Score:824
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,584
Average Rating: 74/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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149.

Unit StructuresUnited States Cecil Taylor
Year of Release:1966Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1966:14Rank Score:790
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,638
Average Rating: 76/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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150.

Meet The Beatles!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1964:8Rank Score:788
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,641
Average Rating: 77/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 47 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 52 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 100 10%
1966 101 10%
1967 143 14%
1968 196 20%
1969 208 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Johnny Cash 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 622 62%
United Kingdom 226 23%
Brazil 23 2%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 11 1%
France 10 1%
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