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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 22,000 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.
196018015,526 Sketches Of Spain (486th)
by Miles Davis
196119913,559 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (616th)
by Robert Johnson
196220810,188 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,199th)
by Ray Charles
196324744,945 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196429637,964 A Hard Day's Night (215th)
by The Beatles
1965368200,300 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966398284,791 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967544453,393 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968735288,081 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969844432,346 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,0191,781,092

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.

In Search Of The Lost ChordUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1968Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 1968:27Rank Score:1,065
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,512
Average Rating:  77/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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142.

Monster MovieGermany Can
Year of Release:1969Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1969:43Rank Score:1,063
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,515
Average Rating:  78/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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143.

Howlin' WolfUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:1,037
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,541
Average Rating:  79/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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144.

Out Of Our HeadsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1965Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1965:14Rank Score:1,035
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,547
Average Rating:  77/100 (226 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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145.

Eli & The Thirteenth ConfessionUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1968Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:1,018
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,568
Average Rating:  75/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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146.

After Bathing At Baxter'sUnited States Jefferson Airplane
Year of Release:1967Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1967:29Rank Score:1,016
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,570
Average Rating:  78/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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147.

Fleetwood MacUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1968Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1968:29Rank Score:1,011
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,583
Average Rating:  74/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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148.

Live At The RegalUnited States B.B. King
Year of Release:1965Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1965:15Rank Score:1,009
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,590
Average Rating:  79/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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149.

Mr FantasyUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1967Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1967:30Rank Score:992
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,613
Average Rating:  77/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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150.

Fifth DimensionUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:990
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,615
Average Rating:  77/100 (138 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 42 4%
1961 35 4%
1962 42 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 106 11%
1967 144 14%
1968 199 20%
1969 227 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Walter Wanderley 12 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 596 60%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Brazil 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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