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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 17,000 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.
196012212,336 Sketches Of Spain (487th)
by Miles Davis
196114012,657 King of the Delta Blues Singers (527th)
by Robert Johnson
19621448,231 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,064th)
by Ray Charles
196317937,940 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (143rd)
by Bob Dylan
196421431,293 A Hard Day's Night (207th)
by The Beatles
1965268172,444 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966291244,893 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967409398,660 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968537248,065 The Beatles (The White Album) (10th)
by The Beatles
1969570368,253 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,8741,534,772

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.

Then Play OnUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1969Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1969:43Rank Score:841
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,590
Average Rating:  75/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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152.

Song CycleUnited States Van Dyke Parks
Year of Release:1968Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1968:29Rank Score:840
Rank in 1960s152Overall Rank:1,592
Average Rating:  76/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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153.

Fifth DimensionUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1966:14Rank Score:829
Rank in 1960s153Overall Rank:1,610
Average Rating:  77/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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154.

Silver ApplesUnited States Silver Apples
Year of Release:1968Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1968:30Rank Score:816
Rank in 1960s154Overall Rank:1,637
Average Rating:  77/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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155.

Unit StructuresUnited States Cecil Taylor
Year of Release:1966Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:812
Rank in 1960s155Overall Rank:1,642
Average Rating:  77/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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156.

Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring VeronicaUnited States The Ronettes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1964:9Rank Score:784
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,687
Average Rating:  78/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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157.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:775
Rank in 1960s157Overall Rank:1,697
Average Rating:  78/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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158.

A Quick OneUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1966Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1966:16Rank Score:773
Rank in 1960s158Overall Rank:1,699
Average Rating:  75/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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159.

Procol HarumUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1967Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1967:33Rank Score:771
Rank in 1960s159Overall Rank:1,703
Average Rating:  78/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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160.

Buffalo SpringfieldUnited States Buffalo Springfield
Year of Release:1966Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1966:17Rank Score:766
Rank in 1960s160Overall Rank:1,714
Average Rating:  76/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 44 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 99 10%
1966 97 10%
1967 143 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 214 21%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 620 62%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Brazil 24 2%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 10 1%
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