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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 26,000 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.
196021517,892 Sketches Of Spain (510th)
by Miles Davis
196125016,533 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (645th)
by Robert Johnson
196225811,805 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,173rd)
by Ray Charles
196330550,562 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (145th)
by Charles Mingus
196436643,533 A Hard Day's Night (210th)
by The Beatles
1965420223,083 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966459317,448 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967620502,000 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968862317,801 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,015486,503 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,7701,987,160

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:105 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:1,196
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,528
Average Rating:  78/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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142.

Smiley SmileUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 1967:28Rank Score:1,188
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,533
Average Rating:  75/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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143.

Moby GrapeUnited States Moby Grape
Year of Release:1967Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 1967:29Rank Score:1,186
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,537
Average Rating:  78/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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144.

Out Of Our HeadsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1965Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 1965:13Rank Score:1,179
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,542
Average Rating:  77/100 (282 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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145.

Silver ApplesUnited States Silver Apples
Year of Release:1968Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:1,165
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,559
Average Rating:  77/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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146.

Here Are The Sonics!!!United States The Sonics
Year of Release:1965Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 1965:14Rank Score:1,160
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,562
Average Rating:  79/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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147.

Fifth DimensionUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:1,154
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,569
Average Rating:  77/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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148.

Live At The RegalUnited States B.B. King
Year of Release:1965Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1965:15Rank Score:1,125
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,597
Average Rating:  80/100 (116 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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149.

After Bathing At Baxter'sUnited States Jefferson Airplane
Year of Release:1967Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1967:30Rank Score:1,102
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,624
Average Rating:  78/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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150.

The Allman Brothers BandUnited States The Allman Brothers Band
Year of Release:1969Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 1969:44Rank Score:1,097
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,632
Average Rating:  79/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 37 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 40 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 147 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 230 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 227 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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