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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 14,000 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.
196011010,183 Sketches Of Spain (486th)
by Miles Davis
196112111,061 King of the Delta Blues Singers (501st)
by Robert Johnson
19621166,354 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,114th)
by Ray Charles
196315832,501 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (141st)
by Bob Dylan
196418527,394 A Hard Day's Night (197th)
by The Beatles
1965238152,515 Highway 61 Revisited (17th)
by Bob Dylan
1966253221,741 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967357354,921 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968464219,095 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969494324,164 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,4961,359,931

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, The Beach Boys, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Van Morrison and Love.
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RankAlbumArtist
141.

Absolutely FreeUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1967Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1967:30Rank Score:781
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,537
Average Rating: 79/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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142.

The Allman Brothers BandUnited States The Allman Brothers Band
Year of Release:1969Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1969:42Rank Score:780
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,538
Average Rating: 78/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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143.

Wild HoneyUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1967:31Rank Score:771
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,560
Average Rating: 76/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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144.

Jazz På SvenskaSweden Jan Johansson
Year of Release:1964Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1964:7Rank Score:767
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,567
Average Rating: 74/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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145.

Ogdens' Nut Gone FlakeUnited Kingdom Small Faces
Year of Release:1968Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:765
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,571
Average Rating: 77/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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146.

Live At The RegalUnited States B.B. King
Year of Release:1965Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1965:13Rank Score:751
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,588
Average Rating: 79/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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147.

Ewa Demarczyk śpiewa Piosenki Zygmunta KoniecznegoPoland Ewa Demarczyk
Year of Release:1967Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1967:32Rank Score:742
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,602
Average Rating: 74/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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148.

In Search Of The Lost ChordUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1968Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1968:29Rank Score:739
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,606
Average Rating: 77/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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149.

Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring VeronicaUnited States The Ronettes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1964:8Rank Score:736
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,613
Average Rating: 77/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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150.

Then Play OnUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1969Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1969:43Rank Score:735
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,618
Average Rating: 75/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 49 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 48 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 96 10%
1966 101 10%
1967 149 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 207 21%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 606 61%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Canada 21 2%
Brazil 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Italy 14 1%
France 13 1%
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