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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 25,000 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.
196021017,848 Sketches Of Spain (521st)
by Miles Davis
196124416,219 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (644th)
by Robert Johnson
196225511,736 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,148th)
by Ray Charles
196329249,915 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (147th)
by Charles Mingus
196435742,467 A Hard Day's Night (209th)
by The Beatles
1965413220,337 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966445313,637 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967606494,378 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968842313,289 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969985478,418 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,6491,958,245

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Velvet Underground And Nico, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Doors and The Rolling Stones.
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RankAlbumArtist
151.

Howlin' Wolf
Compilation
United States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:1,079
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,632
Average Rating:  79/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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152.

Mr FantasyUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1967Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 1967:30Rank Score:1,078
Rank in 1960s152Overall Rank:1,634
Average Rating:  78/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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153.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1961:3Rank Score:1,053
Rank in 1960s153Overall Rank:1,654
Average Rating:  78/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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154.

After Bathing At Baxter'sUnited States Jefferson Airplane
Year of Release:1967Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1967:31Rank Score:1,034
Rank in 1960s154Overall Rank:1,680
Average Rating:  78/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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155.

Jackson C FrankUnited States Jackson C Frank
Year of Release:1965Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1965:16Rank Score:1,015
Rank in 1960s155Overall Rank:1,707
Average Rating:  81/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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156.

TruthUnited Kingdom The Jeff Beck Group
Year of Release:1968Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 1968:30Rank Score:1,014
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,710
Average Rating:  78/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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157.

Blues BreakersUnited Kingdom John Mayall With Eric Clapton
Year of Release:1966Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1966:16Rank Score:1,014
Rank in 1960s157Overall Rank:1,711
Average Rating:  80/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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158.

Song CycleUnited States Van Dyke Parks
Year of Release:1968Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1968:31Rank Score:998
Rank in 1960s158Overall Rank:1,743
Average Rating:  77/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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159.

Then Play OnUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1969Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1969:45Rank Score:995
Rank in 1960s159Overall Rank:1,750
Average Rating:  76/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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160.

Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Featuring VeronicaUnited States The Ronettes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 1964:7Rank Score:986
Rank in 1960s160Overall Rank:1,763
Average Rating:  78/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 41 4%
1962 40 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 60 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 146 15%
1968 194 19%
1969 232 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 611 61%
United Kingdom 226 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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