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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.
196011611,090 Sketches Of Spain (497th)
by Miles Davis
196113311,872 King of the Delta Blues Singers (525th)
by Robert Johnson
19621307,092 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,159th)
by Ray Charles
196317135,570 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (147th)
by Bob Dylan
196420430,247 A Hard Day's Night (205th)
by The Beatles
1965257165,266 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966281237,086 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967385380,804 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968509235,919 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969537348,703 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7231,463,648

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.

Wild HoneyUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1967:30Rank Score:867
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,508
Average Rating: 76/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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142.

Smiley SmileUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1967:31Rank Score:859
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,524
Average Rating: 74/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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143.

Howlin' WolfUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:833
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,566
Average Rating: 79/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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144.

Live At The RegalUnited States B.B. King
Year of Release:1965Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1965:13Rank Score:831
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,570
Average Rating: 79/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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145.

Eli & The Thirteenth ConfessionUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1968Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:825
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,578
Average Rating: 74/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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146.

TruthUnited Kingdom The Jeff Beck Group
Year of Release:1968Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1968:29Rank Score:823
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,582
Average Rating: 77/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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147.

Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring VeronicaUnited States The Ronettes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1964:7Rank Score:810
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,598
Average Rating: 76/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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148.

Jazz På SvenskaSweden Jan Johansson
Year of Release:1964Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1964:8Rank Score:792
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,631
Average Rating: 74/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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149.

Blood, Sweat & Tears United States Blood, Sweat & Tears
Year of Release:1968Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1968:30Rank Score:791
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,635
Average Rating: 75/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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150.

Unit StructuresUnited States Cecil Taylor
Year of Release:1966Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1966:14Rank Score:791
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,636
Average Rating: 76/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 44 4%
1961 48 5%
1962 43 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 67 7%
1965 97 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 146 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 210 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%
Various Artists 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 614 61%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Canada 24 2%
Brazil 24 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 10 1%
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