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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.
196012111,651 Sketches Of Spain (497th)
by Miles Davis
196113312,354 King of the Delta Blues Singers (524th)
by Robert Johnson
19621357,564 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,105th)
by Ray Charles
196317336,442 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (147th)
by Bob Dylan
196420930,873 A Hard Day's Night (199th)
by The Beatles
1965260168,450 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966283241,322 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967392388,692 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968515241,797 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969545356,788 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7661,495,933

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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151.

Blood, Sweat & Tears United States Blood, Sweat & Tears
Year of Release:1968Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1968:31Rank Score:798
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,633
Average Rating: 75/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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152.

Mr FantasyUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1967Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1967:32Rank Score:795
Rank in 1960s152Overall Rank:1,641
Average Rating: 76/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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153.

Fifth DimensionUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:792
Rank in 1960s153Overall Rank:1,650
Average Rating: 76/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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154.

Then Play OnUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1969Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1969:42Rank Score:774
Rank in 1960s154Overall Rank:1,681
Average Rating: 75/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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155.

Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring VeronicaUnited States The Ronettes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1964:9Rank Score:764
Rank in 1960s155Overall Rank:1,699
Average Rating: 77/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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156.

Procol HarumUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1967Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1967:33Rank Score:759
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,713
Average Rating: 79/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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157.

A Charlie Brown ChristmasUnited States Vince Guaraldi Trio
Year of Release:1965Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1965:14Rank Score:752
Rank in 1960s157Overall Rank:1,729
Average Rating: 79/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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158.

VolunteersUnited States Jefferson Airplane
Year of Release:1969Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1969:43Rank Score:748
Rank in 1960s158Overall Rank:1,735
Average Rating: 74/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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159.

A Quick OneUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1966Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1966:16Rank Score:748
Rank in 1960s159Overall Rank:1,737
Average Rating: 75/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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160.

Ewa Demarczyk śpiewa Piosenki Zygmunta KoniecznegoPoland Ewa Demarczyk
Year of Release:1967Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1967:34Rank Score:735
Rank in 1960s160Overall Rank:1,767
Average Rating: 72/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 43 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 101 10%
1966 96 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 194 19%
1969 211 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 12 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 623 62%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Canada 23 2%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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