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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 16,000 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.
196011911,322 Sketches Of Spain (499th)
by Miles Davis
196113311,974 King of the Delta Blues Singers (530th)
by Robert Johnson
19621317,138 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,166th)
by Ray Charles
196317235,699 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196420430,177 A Hard Day's Night (206th)
by The Beatles
1965258166,141 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966281237,552 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967386382,040 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968509236,973 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969539349,657 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7321,468,672

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.

Wild HoneyUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1967:30Rank Score:867
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,511
Average Rating: 76/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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142.

Smiley SmileUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1967:31Rank Score:863
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,522
Average Rating: 74/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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143.

Live At The RegalUnited States B.B. King
Year of Release:1965Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1965:13Rank Score:843
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,557
Average Rating: 79/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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144.

Howlin' WolfUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:831
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,570
Average Rating: 78/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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145.

Eli & The Thirteenth ConfessionUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1968Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:824
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,582
Average Rating: 74/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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146.

TruthUnited Kingdom The Jeff Beck Group
Year of Release:1968Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1968:29Rank Score:822
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,584
Average Rating: 77/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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147.

Jazz På SvenskaSweden Jan Johansson
Year of Release:1964Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1964:7Rank Score:790
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,636
Average Rating: 74/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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148.

Meet The Beatles!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1964:8Rank Score:789
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,637
Average Rating: 77/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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149.

Unit StructuresUnited States Cecil Taylor
Year of Release:1966Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1966:14Rank Score:789
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,638
Average Rating: 76/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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150.

Then Play OnUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1969Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1969:42Rank Score:774
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,657
Average Rating: 75/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 47 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 97 10%
1966 101 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 196 20%
1969 208 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Johnny Cash 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 618 62%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 24 2%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 10 1%
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