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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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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.
196016413,474 Sketches Of Spain (465th)
by Miles Davis
196118213,857 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (567th)
by Robert Johnson
19621929,536 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,166th)
by Ray Charles
196322342,765 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (144th)
by Bob Dylan
196425835,697 A Hard Day's Night (224th)
by The Beatles
1965326189,856 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966353272,159 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967502435,195 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968673274,296 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969713404,723 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,5861,691,557

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:1,018
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,483
Average Rating:  79/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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142.

Out Of Our HeadsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1965Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 1965:13Rank Score:1,006
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,503
Average Rating:  77/100 (204 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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143.

Wild HoneyUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1967:29Rank Score:997
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,520
Average Rating:  76/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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144.

Eli & The Thirteenth ConfessionUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1968Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1968:27Rank Score:974
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,555
Average Rating:  76/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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145.

Song CycleUnited States Van Dyke Parks
Year of Release:1968Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:962
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,572
Average Rating:  77/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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146.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:952
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,579
Average Rating:  78/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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147.

TruthUnited Kingdom The Jeff Beck Group
Year of Release:1968Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1968:29Rank Score:949
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,581
Average Rating:  78/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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148.

A Charlie Brown ChristmasUnited States Vince Guaraldi Trio
Year of Release:1965Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1965:14Rank Score:947
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,585
Average Rating:  79/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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149.

Fleetwood MacUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1968Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1968:30Rank Score:946
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,586
Average Rating:  74/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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150.

Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring VeronicaUnited States The Ronettes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 1964:7Rank Score:938
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,598
Average Rating:  79/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 42 4%
1961 40 4%
1962 45 5%
1963 49 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 99 10%
1966 105 11%
1967 145 15%
1968 199 20%
1969 213 21%
Artist Albums %


Walter Wanderley 19 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 594 59%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Brazil 50 5%
Canada 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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