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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 24,000 greatest album charts.

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1960s decade summary
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.
196020816,992 Sketches Of Spain (508th)
by Miles Davis
196124115,479 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (636th)
by Robert Johnson
196224411,030 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,131st)
by Ray Charles
196328648,392 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (151st)
by Bob Dylan
196434740,713 A Hard Day's Night (215th)
by The Beatles
1965404212,297 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966437303,671 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967594478,324 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968812304,171 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969940461,732 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,5131,892,800

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.

Here Are The Sonics!!!United States The Sonics
Year of Release:1965Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1965:13Rank Score:1,176
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,472
Average Rating:  80/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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142.

Moby GrapeUnited States Moby Grape
Year of Release:1967Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1967:28Rank Score:1,124
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,528
Average Rating:  78/100 (117 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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143.

In Search Of The Lost ChordUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1968Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:1,106
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,546
Average Rating:  78/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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144.

Wild HoneyUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1967:29Rank Score:1,096
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,554
Average Rating:  77/100 (168 votes)
Comments: 9 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:1,557
Average Rating:  79/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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146.

Monster MovieGermany Can
Year of Release:1969Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 1969:43Rank Score:1,092
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,560
Average Rating:  79/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 4 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:1,077
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,575
Average Rating:  79/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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148.

Out Of Our HeadsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1965Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1965:15Rank Score:1,072
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,586
Average Rating:  77/100 (254 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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149.

Fifth DimensionUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:1,068
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,593
Average Rating:  77/100 (158 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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150.

Mr FantasyUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1967Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1967:30Rank Score:1,059
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,601
Average Rating:  78/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 40 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 54 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 194 19%
1969 229 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 15 2%
The Beatles 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 607 61%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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