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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 23,000 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.
196019016,850 Sketches Of Spain (506th)
by Miles Davis
196121414,971 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (631st)
by Robert Johnson
196222710,850 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,102nd)
by Ray Charles
196326847,766 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (149th)
by Bob Dylan
196432439,758 A Hard Day's Night (219th)
by The Beatles
1965386209,170 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966413298,607 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967566472,862 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968766300,642 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969896454,402 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,2501,865,878

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

Silver ApplesUnited States Silver Apples
Year of Release:1968Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 1968:26Rank Score:1,143
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,486
Average Rating:  78/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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142.

FriendsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1968Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1968:27Rank Score:1,142
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,487
Average Rating:  75/100 (152 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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143.

In Search Of The Lost ChordUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1968Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:1,120
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,508
Average Rating:  78/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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144.

Monster MovieGermany Can
Year of Release:1969Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1969:43Rank Score:1,094
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,540
Average Rating:  79/100 (117 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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145.

Wild HoneyUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1967:29Rank Score:1,093
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,542
Average Rating:  76/100 (168 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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146.

Howlin' WolfUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:1,079
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,561
Average Rating:  79/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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147.

Out Of Our HeadsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1965Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1965:14Rank Score:1,065
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,576
Average Rating:  77/100 (249 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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148.

Fifth DimensionUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:1,053
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,588
Average Rating:  77/100 (154 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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149.

Mr FantasyUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1967Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 1967:30Rank Score:1,050
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,590
Average Rating:  78/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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150.

After Bathing At Baxter'sUnited States Jefferson Airplane
Year of Release:1967Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1967:31Rank Score:1,049
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,592
Average Rating:  78/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 43 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 60 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 101 10%
1967 140 14%
1968 198 20%
1969 231 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 603 60%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 19 2%
France 13 1%
Germany 10 1%
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