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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 19,000 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.
196016013,098 Sketches Of Spain (470th)
by Miles Davis
196118113,831 King of the Delta Blues Singers (565th)
by Robert Johnson
19621859,553 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,133rd)
by Ray Charles
196322141,898 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (144th)
by Bob Dylan
196425234,440 A Hard Day's Night (221st)
by The Beatles
1965319186,388 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966346267,099 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967470427,294 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968628269,414 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969680399,313 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,4421,662,328

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.

Moby GrapeUnited States Moby Grape
Year of Release:1967Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1967:30Rank Score:924
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,593
Average Rating:  77/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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152.

The Hangman's Beautiful DaughterUnited Kingdom The Incredible String Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1968:31Rank Score:910
Rank in 1960s152Overall Rank:1,614
Average Rating:  74/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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153.

Fifth DimensionUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1966:16Rank Score:896
Rank in 1960s153Overall Rank:1,631
Average Rating:  77/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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154.

A Charlie Brown ChristmasUnited States Vince Guaraldi Trio
Year of Release:1965Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1965:14Rank Score:892
Rank in 1960s154Overall Rank:1,637
Average Rating:  79/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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155.

Mr FantasyUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1967Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1967:31Rank Score:882
Rank in 1960s155Overall Rank:1,645
Average Rating:  76/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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156.

Live At The RegalUnited States B.B. King
Year of Release:1965Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1965:15Rank Score:878
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,658
Average Rating:  79/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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157.

Jazz På SvenskaSweden Jan Johansson
Year of Release:1964Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1964:8Rank Score:862
Rank in 1960s157Overall Rank:1,678
Average Rating:  76/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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158.

A Quick OneUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1966Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 1966:17Rank Score:846
Rank in 1960s158Overall Rank:1,708
Average Rating:  75/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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159.

Ewa Demarczyk śpiewa Piosenki Zygmunta KoniecznegoPoland Ewa Demarczyk
Year of Release:1967Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1967:32Rank Score:845
Rank in 1960s159Overall Rank:1,713
Average Rating:  72/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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160.

Then Play OnUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1969Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1969:44Rank Score:836
Rank in 1960s160Overall Rank:1,726
Average Rating:  75/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 44 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 47 5%
1963 49 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 99 10%
1966 101 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 197 20%
1969 209 21%
Artist Albums %


Walter Wanderley 19 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 596 60%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Brazil 49 5%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Canada 21 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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