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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 20,000 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.
196016514,550 Sketches Of Spain (464th)
by Miles Davis
196118212,796 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (548th)
by Robert Johnson
19621929,548 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,167th)
by Ray Charles
196322442,812 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (144th)
by Bob Dylan
196426335,969 A Hard Day's Night (224th)
by The Beatles
1965326190,473 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966353272,697 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967502436,168 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968675275,038 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969734405,846 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,6161,695,896

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
151.

Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring VeronicaUnited States The Ronettes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1964:8Rank Score:937
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,602
Average Rating:  79/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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152.

Moby GrapeUnited States Moby Grape
Year of Release:1967Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 1967:30Rank Score:931
Rank in 1960s152Overall Rank:1,609
Average Rating:  77/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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153.

The Hangman's Beautiful DaughterUnited Kingdom The Incredible String Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1968:31Rank Score:929
Rank in 1960s153Overall Rank:1,613
Average Rating:  74/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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154.

Fifth DimensionUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:928
Rank in 1960s154Overall Rank:1,614
Average Rating:  77/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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155.

Unit StructuresUnited States Cecil Taylor
Year of Release:1966Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1966:16Rank Score:916
Rank in 1960s155Overall Rank:1,636
Average Rating:  77/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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156.

Live At The RegalUnited States B.B. King
Year of Release:1965Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1965:15Rank Score:900
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,658
Average Rating:  79/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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157.

Mr FantasyUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1967Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1967:31Rank Score:884
Rank in 1960s157Overall Rank:1,682
Average Rating:  76/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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158.

Meet The Beatles!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1964:9Rank Score:873
Rank in 1960s158Overall Rank:1,702
Average Rating:  77/100 (262 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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159.

A Quick OneUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1966Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 1966:17Rank Score:855
Rank in 1960s159Overall Rank:1,734
Average Rating:  75/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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160.

Live At The Star Club, HamburgUnited States Jerry Lee Lewis
Year of Release:1964Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1964:10Rank Score:854
Rank in 1960s160Overall Rank:1,738
Average Rating:  77/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 43 4%
1961 40 4%
1962 45 5%
1963 49 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 98 10%
1966 105 11%
1967 144 14%
1968 200 20%
1969 213 21%
Artist Albums %


Walter Wanderley 19 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 595 60%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Brazil 50 5%
Canada 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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