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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.
196013612,828 Sketches Of Spain (465th)
by Miles Davis
196115413,033 King of the Delta Blues Singers (538th)
by Robert Johnson
19621668,529 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,137th)
by Ray Charles
196320340,166 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (148th)
by Bob Dylan
196423533,174 A Hard Day's Night (221st)
by The Beatles
1965289181,228 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966318260,754 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967431415,231 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968587262,510 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969626389,517 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,1451,616,971

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.

Monster MovieGermany Can
Year of Release:1969Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1969:42Rank Score:949
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,519
Average Rating:  78/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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142.

Happy SadUnited States Tim Buckley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1969:43Rank Score:948
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,521
Average Rating:  78/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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143.

Fleetwood MacUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1968Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1968:27Rank Score:937
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,532
Average Rating:  74/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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144.

TruthUnited Kingdom The Jeff Beck Group
Year of Release:1968Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:935
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,534
Average Rating:  77/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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145.

Moby GrapeUnited States Moby Grape
Year of Release:1967Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1967:30Rank Score:926
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,545
Average Rating:  78/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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146.

Howlin' WolfUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:920
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,550
Average Rating:  78/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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147.

Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring VeronicaUnited States The Ronettes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1964:7Rank Score:913
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,565
Average Rating:  78/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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148.

Mr FantasyUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1967Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1967:31Rank Score:907
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,574
Average Rating:  76/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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149.

Eli & The Thirteenth ConfessionUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1968Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1968:29Rank Score:905
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,579
Average Rating:  75/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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150.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:899
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,585
Average Rating:  77/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 47 5%
1961 41 4%
1962 45 5%
1963 49 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 99 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 198 20%
1969 215 22%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Otis Redding 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 614 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 26 3%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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