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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.
196012212,009 Sketches Of Spain (496th)
by Miles Davis
196113912,273 King of the Delta Blues Singers (535th)
by Robert Johnson
19621417,919 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,066th)
by Ray Charles
196317837,342 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (142nd)
by Bob Dylan
196421431,152 A Hard Day's Night (201st)
by The Beatles
1965263170,039 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966289242,182 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967407394,043 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968527245,524 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969563362,631 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,8431,515,115

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.

Eli & The Thirteenth ConfessionUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1968Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1968:26Rank Score:902
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,504
Average Rating:  74/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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142.

In Search Of The Lost ChordUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1968Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1968:27Rank Score:878
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,536
Average Rating:  76/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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143.

Jazz På SvenskaSweden Jan Johansson
Year of Release:1964Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1964:7Rank Score:876
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,540
Average Rating:  74/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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144.

Wild HoneyUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1967:31Rank Score:874
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,541
Average Rating:  75/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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145.

Mr FantasyUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1967Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1967:32Rank Score:869
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,547
Average Rating:  76/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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146.

TruthUnited Kingdom The Jeff Beck Group
Year of Release:1968Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:847
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,589
Average Rating:  77/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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147.

Live At The RegalUnited States B.B. King
Year of Release:1965Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1965:13Rank Score:839
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,597
Average Rating:  79/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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148.

Song CycleUnited States Van Dyke Parks
Year of Release:1968Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1968:29Rank Score:838
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,599
Average Rating:  76/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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149.

Silver ApplesUnited States Silver Apples
Year of Release:1968Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1968:30Rank Score:837
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,603
Average Rating:  77/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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150.

Fifth DimensionUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1966:14Rank Score:816
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,634
Average Rating:  77/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 51 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 95 10%
1966 96 10%
1967 141 14%
1968 200 20%
1969 213 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 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 620 62%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 25 3%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 11 1%
France 11 1%
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