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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 17,000 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.
196012212,336 Sketches Of Spain (488th)
by Miles Davis
196114012,657 King of the Delta Blues Singers (527th)
by Robert Johnson
19621448,231 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,064th)
by Ray Charles
196317937,940 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (143rd)
by Bob Dylan
196421431,293 A Hard Day's Night (207th)
by The Beatles
1965268172,444 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966291244,893 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967409398,660 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968537248,065 The Beatles (The White Album) (10th)
by The Beatles
1969570368,253 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,8741,534,772

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.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:936
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,455
Average Rating:  78/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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142.

Fleetwood MacUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1968Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1968:25Rank Score:912
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,488
Average Rating:  74/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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143.

Eli & The Thirteenth ConfessionUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1968Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1968:26Rank Score:900
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,498
Average Rating:  74/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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144.

In Search Of The Lost ChordUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1968Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1968:27Rank Score:898
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,503
Average Rating:  76/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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145.

Meet The Beatles!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1964:7Rank Score:893
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,515
Average Rating:  77/100 (226 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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146.

Jazz På SvenskaSweden Jan Johansson
Year of Release:1964Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1964:8Rank Score:881
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,533
Average Rating:  74/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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147.

Mr FantasyUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1967Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1967:32Rank Score:875
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,543
Average Rating:  76/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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148.

TruthUnited Kingdom The Jeff Beck Group
Year of Release:1968Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:853
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,576
Average Rating:  77/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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149.

Live At The RegalUnited States B.B. King
Year of Release:1965Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1965:13Rank Score:845
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,586
Average Rating:  79/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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150.

A Charlie Brown ChristmasUnited States Vince Guaraldi Trio
Year of Release:1965Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1965:14Rank Score:844
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,587
Average Rating:  79/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 44 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 99 10%
1966 97 10%
1967 143 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 214 21%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 620 62%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Brazil 24 2%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 10 1%
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