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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 19,000 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.
196015913,085 Sketches Of Spain (469th)
by Miles Davis
196118113,819 King of the Delta Blues Singers (563rd)
by Robert Johnson
19621859,541 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,130th)
by Ray Charles
196322141,844 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (144th)
by Bob Dylan
196425134,438 A Hard Day's Night (221st)
by The Beatles
1965319186,328 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966346267,048 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967470426,960 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968628269,123 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969678399,167 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,4381,661,352

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.

Unit StructuresUnited States Cecil Taylor
Year of Release:1966Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:980
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,510
Average Rating:  76/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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142.

Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring VeronicaUnited States The Ronettes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1964:7Rank Score:971
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,525
Average Rating:  78/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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143.

Pastel BluesUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1965Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1965:13Rank Score:961
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,544
Average Rating:  80/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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144.

TruthUnited Kingdom The Jeff Beck Group
Year of Release:1968Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1968:27Rank Score:947
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,555
Average Rating:  77/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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145.

Monster MovieGermany Can
Year of Release:1969Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1969:42Rank Score:945
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,559
Average Rating:  78/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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146.

Happy SadUnited States Tim Buckley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1969:43Rank Score:941
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,570
Average Rating:  78/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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147.

Fleetwood MacUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1968Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:937
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,577
Average Rating:  74/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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148.

Eli & The Thirteenth ConfessionUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1968Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1968:29Rank Score:934
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,580
Average Rating:  75/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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149.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:934
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,581
Average Rating:  78/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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150.

Song CycleUnited States Van Dyke Parks
Year of Release:1968Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1968:30Rank Score:933
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,582
Average Rating:  76/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 44 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 47 5%
1963 49 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 99 10%
1966 101 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 197 20%
1969 209 21%
Artist Albums %


Walter Wanderley 19 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 596 60%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Brazil 49 5%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Canada 21 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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