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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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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.
196016213,380 Sketches Of Spain (455th)
by Miles Davis
196118013,525 King of the Delta Blues Singers (569th)
by Robert Johnson
19621859,299 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,155th)
by Ray Charles
196322141,973 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (144th)
by Bob Dylan
196425334,651 A Hard Day's Night (222nd)
by The Beatles
1965320188,172 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966349269,183 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967475430,185 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968636271,157 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969703402,080 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,4841,673,606

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.

Howlin' WolfUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:993
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,507
Average Rating:  79/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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142.

Pastel BluesUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1965Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1965:13Rank Score:980
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,531
Average Rating:  80/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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143.

Unit StructuresUnited States Cecil Taylor
Year of Release:1966Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:979
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,534
Average Rating:  76/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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144.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:948
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,565
Average Rating:  78/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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145.

TruthUnited Kingdom The Jeff Beck Group
Year of Release:1968Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1968:27Rank Score:942
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,575
Average Rating:  77/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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146.

Fleetwood MacUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1968Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:939
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,583
Average Rating:  74/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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147.

Song CycleUnited States Van Dyke Parks
Year of Release:1968Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1968:29Rank Score:933
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,590
Average Rating:  76/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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148.

Moby GrapeUnited States Moby Grape
Year of Release:1967Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1967:30Rank Score:928
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,596
Average Rating:  77/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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149.

The Hangman's Beautiful DaughterUnited Kingdom The Incredible String Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1968:30Rank Score:920
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,607
Average Rating:  74/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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150.

Eli & The Thirteenth ConfessionUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1968Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1968:31Rank Score:919
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,609
Average Rating:  75/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 45 5%
1961 40 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 48 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 100 10%
1966 105 11%
1967 145 15%
1968 197 20%
1969 214 21%
Artist Albums %


Walter Wanderley 19 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 595 59%
United Kingdom 235 23%
Brazil 51 5%
Canada 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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