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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 24,000 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.
196021017,376 Sketches Of Spain (509th)
by Miles Davis
196124215,688 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (635th)
by Robert Johnson
196224811,217 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,166th)
by Ray Charles
196328948,880 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (153rd)
by Bob Dylan
196434740,656 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965408214,335 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966438305,438 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967596481,367 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968822305,983 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969959464,843 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,5591,905,783

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.

Here Are The Sonics!!!United States The Sonics
Year of Release:1965Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 1965:13Rank Score:1,185
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,481
Average Rating:  80/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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142.

Wild HoneyUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1967:28Rank Score:1,183
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,483
Average Rating:  77/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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143.

In Search Of The Lost ChordUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1968Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:1,177
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,492
Average Rating:  78/100 (116 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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144.

Moby GrapeUnited States Moby Grape
Year of Release:1967Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1967:29Rank Score:1,130
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,539
Average Rating:  78/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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145.

Live At The RegalUnited States B.B. King
Year of Release:1965Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1965:14Rank Score:1,111
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,567
Average Rating:  80/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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146.

Monster MovieGermany Can
Year of Release:1969Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 1969:43Rank Score:1,105
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,571
Average Rating:  79/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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147.

Howlin' Wolf
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United States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:1,077
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,597
Average Rating:  79/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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148.

Fifth DimensionUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:1,073
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,598
Average Rating:  77/100 (160 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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149.

Out Of Our HeadsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1965Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1965:15Rank Score:1,070
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,603
Average Rating:  77/100 (257 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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150.

Mr FantasyUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1967Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 1967:30Rank Score:1,061
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,617
Average Rating:  78/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 42 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 60 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 194 19%
1969 228 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%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 607 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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