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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.
196012111,651 Sketches Of Spain (497th)
by Miles Davis
196113412,353 King of the Delta Blues Singers (524th)
by Robert Johnson
19621357,566 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,106th)
by Ray Charles
196317336,511 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (144th)
by Bob Dylan
196420930,834 A Hard Day's Night (200th)
by The Beatles
1965260168,499 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966283241,323 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967392388,759 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968514241,799 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969546356,931 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7671,496,226

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.

Howlin' WolfUnited States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:873
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,529
Average Rating: 78/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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142.

Wild HoneyUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1967:30Rank Score:867
Rank in 1960s142Overall Rank:1,533
Average Rating: 76/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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143.

Smiley SmileUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1967:31Rank Score:861
Rank in 1960s143Overall Rank:1,541
Average Rating: 74/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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144.

Jazz På SvenskaSweden Jan Johansson
Year of Release:1964Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1964:7Rank Score:855
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,550
Average Rating: 74/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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145.

In Search Of The Lost ChordUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1968Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1968:27Rank Score:843
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,566
Average Rating: 76/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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146.

Live At The RegalUnited States B.B. King
Year of Release:1965Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1965:13Rank Score:837
Rank in 1960s146Overall Rank:1,572
Average Rating: 78/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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147.

TruthUnited Kingdom The Jeff Beck Group
Year of Release:1968Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1968:28Rank Score:831
Rank in 1960s147Overall Rank:1,581
Average Rating: 77/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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148.

Song CycleUnited States Van Dyke Parks
Year of Release:1968Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1968:29Rank Score:820
Rank in 1960s148Overall Rank:1,607
Average Rating: 76/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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149.

Eli & The Thirteenth ConfessionUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1968Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1968:30Rank Score:817
Rank in 1960s149Overall Rank:1,614
Average Rating: 74/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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150.

Meet The Beatles!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1964:8Rank Score:801
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,626
Average Rating: 77/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 43 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 101 10%
1966 96 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 194 19%
1969 210 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 12 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 624 62%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Canada 23 2%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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