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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 18,000 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.
196012912,760 Sketches Of Spain (469th)
by Miles Davis
196114512,570 King of the Delta Blues Singers (535th)
by Robert Johnson
19621518,360 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,080th)
by Ray Charles
196319138,355 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196421731,904 A Hard Day's Night (208th)
by The Beatles
1965277174,724 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966301249,012 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967420404,871 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968555253,896 The Beatles (The White Album) (10th)
by The Beatles
1969599375,579 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,9851,562,031

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.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:933
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,491
Average Rating:  78/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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142.

Howlin' WolfUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:932
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,493
Average Rating:  78/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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143.

Fleetwood MacUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1968Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1968:26Rank Score:923
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,509
Average Rating:  74/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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144.

TruthUnited Kingdom The Jeff Beck Group
Year of Release:1968Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1968:27Rank Score:916
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,523
Average Rating:  77/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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145.

Eli & The Thirteenth ConfessionUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1968Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:900
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,547
Average Rating:  74/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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146.

Smiley SmileUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1967:31Rank Score:890
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,559
Average Rating:  75/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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147.

Song CycleUnited States Van Dyke Parks
Year of Release:1968Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1968:29Rank Score:888
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,569
Average Rating:  76/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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148.

Jazz På SvenskaSweden Jan Johansson
Year of Release:1964Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1964:7Rank Score:886
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,572
Average Rating:  74/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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149.

Meet The Beatles!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1964:8Rank Score:884
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,575
Average Rating:  77/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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150.

A Charlie Brown ChristmasUnited States Vince Guaraldi Trio
Year of Release:1965Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1965:13Rank Score:884
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,577
Average Rating:  79/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 49 5%
1961 43 4%
1962 45 5%
1963 48 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 98 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 215 22%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Johnny Cash 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 618 62%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Brazil 25 3%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
France 11 1%
Italy 11 1%
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