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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 23,000 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.
196019016,797 Sketches Of Spain (508th)
by Miles Davis
196121715,236 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (636th)
by Robert Johnson
196223110,996 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,114th)
by Ray Charles
196326947,709 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (149th)
by Bob Dylan
196432640,200 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965388209,459 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966415299,802 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967568473,380 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968765300,591 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969900456,199 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,2691,870,369

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

Silver ApplesUnited States Silver Apples
Year of Release:1968Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 1968:27Rank Score:1,140
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,488
Average Rating:  78/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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142.

In Search Of The Lost ChordUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1968Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:1,128
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,501
Average Rating:  78/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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143.

Moby GrapeUnited States Moby Grape
Year of Release:1967Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1967:28Rank Score:1,119
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,507
Average Rating:  78/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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144.

Monster MovieGermany Can
Year of Release:1969Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1969:43Rank Score:1,092
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,531
Average Rating:  79/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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145.

Live At The RegalUnited States B.B. King
Year of Release:1965Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1965:14Rank Score:1,092
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,532
Average Rating:  79/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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146.

Wild HoneyUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1967:29Rank Score:1,090
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,537
Average Rating:  76/100 (167 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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147.

Howlin' Wolf
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United States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:1,080
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,548
Average Rating:  79/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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148.

Out Of Our HeadsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1965Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 1965:15Rank Score:1,060
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,578
Average Rating:  77/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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149.

The Allman Brothers BandUnited States The Allman Brothers Band
Year of Release:1969Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 1969:44Rank Score:1,057
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,580
Average Rating:  80/100 (117 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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150.

Fifth DimensionUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:1,054
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,585
Average Rating:  77/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 42 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 100 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 197 20%
1969 229 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 608 61%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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