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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 25,000 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.
196021017,848 Sketches Of Spain (521st)
by Miles Davis
196124416,219 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (644th)
by Robert Johnson
196225511,736 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,148th)
by Ray Charles
196329249,915 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (147th)
by Charles Mingus
196435742,467 A Hard Day's Night (209th)
by The Beatles
1965413220,337 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966445313,637 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967606494,378 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968842313,289 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969985478,418 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,6491,958,245

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:103 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:1,196
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,506
Average Rating:  79/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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142.

Smiley SmileUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 1967:28Rank Score:1,185
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,515
Average Rating:  75/100 (219 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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143.

Here Are The Sonics!!!United States The Sonics
Year of Release:1965Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1965:13Rank Score:1,166
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,529
Average Rating:  80/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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144.

Monster MovieGermany Can
Year of Release:1969Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 1969:43Rank Score:1,164
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,530
Average Rating:  79/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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145.

Out Of Our HeadsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1965Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1965:14Rank Score:1,150
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,544
Average Rating:  77/100 (272 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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146.

Fifth DimensionUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:1,141
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,555
Average Rating:  77/100 (169 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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147.

Moby GrapeUnited States Moby Grape
Year of Release:1967Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 1967:29Rank Score:1,141
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,557
Average Rating:  78/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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148.

Live At The RegalUnited States B.B. King
Year of Release:1965Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 1965:15Rank Score:1,123
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,576
Average Rating:  79/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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149.

Gris-GrisUnited States Dr. John
Year of Release:1968Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 1968:29Rank Score:1,102
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,599
Average Rating:  79/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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150.

The Allman Brothers BandUnited States The Allman Brothers Band
Year of Release:1969Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 1969:44Rank Score:1,080
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,630
Average Rating:  79/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 41 4%
1962 40 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 60 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 146 15%
1968 194 19%
1969 232 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%
Miles Davis 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 611 61%
United Kingdom 226 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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