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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 18,000 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.
196013313,006 Sketches Of Spain (465th)
by Miles Davis
196114912,725 King of the Delta Blues Singers (530th)
by Robert Johnson
19621608,284 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,101st)
by Ray Charles
196319639,348 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196422032,616 A Hard Day's Night (212th)
by The Beatles
1965278177,302 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966308252,007 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967424409,571 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968566257,845 The Beatles (The White Album) (10th)
by The Beatles
1969607380,780 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,0411,583,484

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.

Live At The RegalUnited States B.B. King
Year of Release:1965Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1965:13Rank Score:874
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,603
Average Rating:  78/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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152.

Pastel BluesUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1965Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1965:14Rank Score:864
Rank in 1960s152Overall Rank:1,618
Average Rating:  80/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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153.

Then Play OnUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1969Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1969:43Rank Score:852
Rank in 1960s153Overall Rank:1,632
Average Rating:  75/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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154.

A Charlie Brown ChristmasUnited States Vince Guaraldi Trio
Year of Release:1965Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1965:15Rank Score:848
Rank in 1960s154Overall Rank:1,637
Average Rating:  79/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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155.

A Salty DogUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1969Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1969:44Rank Score:847
Rank in 1960s155Overall Rank:1,644
Average Rating:  74/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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156.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:847
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,645
Average Rating:  78/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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157.

Song CycleUnited States Van Dyke Parks
Year of Release:1968Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1968:30Rank Score:842
Rank in 1960s157Overall Rank:1,652
Average Rating:  76/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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158.

Ewa Demarczyk śpiewa Piosenki Zygmunta KoniecznegoPoland Ewa Demarczyk
Year of Release:1967Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1967:33Rank Score:840
Rank in 1960s158Overall Rank:1,657
Average Rating:  71/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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159.

Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring VeronicaUnited States The Ronettes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1964:9Rank Score:839
Rank in 1960s159Overall Rank:1,660
Average Rating:  78/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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160.

A Quick OneUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1966Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 1966:16Rank Score:830
Rank in 1960s160Overall Rank:1,672
Average Rating:  75/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 43 4%
1962 43 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 98 10%
1966 100 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 199 20%
1969 215 22%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Otis Redding 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 619 62%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Canada 23 2%
Brazil 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
France 11 1%
Italy 10 1%
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