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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 20,000 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.
196016514,583 Sketches Of Spain (464th)
by Miles Davis
196118212,798 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (548th)
by Robert Johnson
19621929,553 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,167th)
by Ray Charles
196322442,848 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (144th)
by Bob Dylan
196426336,012 A Hard Day's Night (224th)
by The Beatles
1965326190,492 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966353272,693 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967502436,274 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968677275,116 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969750406,083 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,6341,696,452

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.

Happy SadUnited States Tim Buckley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1969:43Rank Score:1,031
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,476
Average Rating:  78/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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142.

Howlin' WolfUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:1,019
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,488
Average Rating:  79/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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143.

Out Of Our HeadsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1965Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1965:13Rank Score:1,002
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,517
Average Rating:  77/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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144.

Eli & The Thirteenth ConfessionUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1968Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1968:27Rank Score:979
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,553
Average Rating:  75/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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145.

Song CycleUnited States Van Dyke Parks
Year of Release:1968Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:966
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,570
Average Rating:  77/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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146.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:952
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,581
Average Rating:  78/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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147.

TruthUnited Kingdom The Jeff Beck Group
Year of Release:1968Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1968:29Rank Score:949
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,583
Average Rating:  78/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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148.

A Charlie Brown ChristmasUnited States Vince Guaraldi Trio
Year of Release:1965Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1965:14Rank Score:947
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,587
Average Rating:  79/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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149.

Jazz På SvenskaSweden Jan Johansson
Year of Release:1964Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1964:7Rank Score:939
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,599
Average Rating:  77/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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150.

Fleetwood MacUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1968Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1968:30Rank Score:938
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,603
Average Rating:  74/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 43 4%
1961 38 4%
1962 45 5%
1963 50 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 98 10%
1966 105 11%
1967 145 15%
1968 200 20%
1969 213 21%
Artist Albums %


Walter Wanderley 19 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 594 59%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Brazil 50 5%
Canada 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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