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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 26,000 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.
196021417,927 Sketches Of Spain (509th)
by Miles Davis
196125016,577 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (644th)
by Robert Johnson
196225811,797 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,171st)
by Ray Charles
196330650,808 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (144th)
by Charles Mingus
196436743,690 A Hard Day's Night (213th)
by The Beatles
1965420224,107 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966460317,701 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967620502,901 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968863318,546 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,016487,672 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,7741,991,725

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

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:1,198
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,532
Average Rating:  78/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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142.

Smiley SmileUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 1967:28Rank Score:1,192
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,534
Average Rating:  75/100 (228 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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143.

Moby GrapeUnited States Moby Grape
Year of Release:1967Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 1967:29Rank Score:1,189
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,537
Average Rating:  78/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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144.

Out Of Our HeadsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1965Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 1965:13Rank Score:1,178
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,544
Average Rating:  77/100 (282 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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145.

Live At The RegalUnited States B.B. King
Year of Release:1965Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1965:14Rank Score:1,167
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,555
Average Rating:  80/100 (116 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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146.

Here Are The Sonics!!!United States The Sonics
Year of Release:1965Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 1965:15Rank Score:1,166
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,558
Average Rating:  79/100 (151 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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147.

Silver ApplesUnited States Silver Apples
Year of Release:1968Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:1,165
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,560
Average Rating:  77/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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148.

Fifth DimensionUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:1,155
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,571
Average Rating:  77/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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149.

The Allman Brothers BandUnited States The Allman Brothers Band
Year of Release:1969Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 1969:44Rank Score:1,117
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,607
Average Rating:  79/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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150.

After Bathing At Baxter'sUnited States Jefferson Airplane
Year of Release:1967Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 1967:30Rank Score:1,104
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,625
Average Rating:  78/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 37 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 40 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 147 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 229 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 610 61%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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