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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.
196011511,002 Sketches Of Spain (483rd)
by Miles Davis
196113011,620 King of the Delta Blues Singers (519th)
by Robert Johnson
19621276,881 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,282nd)
by Ray Charles
196316935,292 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (147th)
by Bob Dylan
196420329,942 A Hard Day's Night (201st)
by The Beatles
1965258163,876 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966276235,092 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967382377,323 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968499233,699 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969533345,663 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6921,450,390

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

Eli & The Thirteenth ConfessionUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1968Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1968:30Rank Score:782
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,632
Average Rating: 74/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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152.

Then Play OnUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1969Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1969:42Rank Score:773
Rank in 1960s152Overall Rank:1,648
Average Rating: 75/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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153.

Mr FantasyUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1967Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1967:33Rank Score:767
Rank in 1960s153Overall Rank:1,658
Average Rating: 76/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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154.

Procol HarumUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1967Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1967:34Rank Score:759
Rank in 1960s154Overall Rank:1,677
Average Rating: 80/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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155.

In Search Of The Lost ChordUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1968Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1968:31Rank Score:754
Rank in 1960s155Overall Rank:1,685
Average Rating: 76/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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156.

A Charlie Brown ChristmasUnited States Vince Guaraldi Trio
Year of Release:1965Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1965:14Rank Score:738
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,720
Average Rating: 79/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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157.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:720
Rank in 1960s157Overall Rank:1,755
Average Rating: 76/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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158.

Buffalo SpringfieldUnited States Buffalo Springfield
Year of Release:1966Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:715
Rank in 1960s158Overall Rank:1,769
Average Rating: 76/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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159.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:705
Rank in 1960s159Overall Rank:1,788
Average Rating: 78/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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160.

Meet The Beatles!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1964:9Rank Score:702
Rank in 1960s160Overall Rank:1,798
Average Rating: 77/100 (210 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 44 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 42 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 69 7%
1965 99 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 210 21%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 613 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Canada 24 2%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 10 1%
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