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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 16,000 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.
196011410,934 Sketches Of Spain (482nd)
by Miles Davis
196112611,691 King of the Delta Blues Singers (507th)
by Robert Johnson
19621266,766 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,293rd)
by Ray Charles
196316835,444 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (148th)
by Bob Dylan
196420030,043 A Hard Day's Night (197th)
by The Beatles
1965257163,649 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966275234,957 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967380376,721 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968495232,986 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969527345,848 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6681,449,040

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, King Crimson and Van Morrison.
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RankAlbumArtist
141.

TruthUnited Kingdom The Jeff Beck Group
Year of Release:1968Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:855
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,517
Average Rating: 77/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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142.

Smiley SmileUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1967:30Rank Score:830
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,555
Average Rating: 74/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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143.

Live At The RegalUnited States B.B. King
Year of Release:1965Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1965:13Rank Score:830
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,556
Average Rating: 79/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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144.

Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring VeronicaUnited States The Ronettes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1964:7Rank Score:820
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,567
Average Rating: 76/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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145.

Unit StructuresUnited States Cecil Taylor
Year of Release:1966Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1966:14Rank Score:816
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,577
Average Rating: 76/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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146.

Howlin' WolfUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:805
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,591
Average Rating: 79/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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147.

Absolutely FreeUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1967Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1967:31Rank Score:783
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,619
Average Rating: 80/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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148.

Jazz På SvenskaSweden Jan Johansson
Year of Release:1964Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1964:8Rank Score:783
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,621
Average Rating: 74/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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149.

Blood, Sweat & Tears United States Blood, Sweat & Tears
Year of Release:1968Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1968:29Rank Score:783
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,622
Average Rating: 75/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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150.

Ewa Demarczyk śpiewa Piosenki Zygmunta KoniecznegoPoland Ewa Demarczyk
Year of Release:1967Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1967:32Rank Score:782
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,625
Average Rating: 72/100 (28 votes)
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 43 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 43 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 67 7%
1965 100 10%
1966 97 10%
1967 146 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 211 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
Johnny Cash 13 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Various Artists 11 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 610 61%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 24 2%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
France 12 1%
Italy 12 1%
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