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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 24,000 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.
196021017,401 Sketches Of Spain (511th)
by Miles Davis
196124315,709 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (635th)
by Robert Johnson
196224811,215 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,168th)
by Ray Charles
196328948,861 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (153rd)
by Bob Dylan
196434740,675 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965409214,387 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966439305,374 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967596481,576 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968822306,127 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969959465,256 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,5621,906,581

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

The Allman Brothers BandUnited States The Allman Brothers Band
Year of Release:1969Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 1969:44Rank Score:1,058
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,622
Average Rating:  79/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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152.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1961:3Rank Score:1,046
Rank in 1960s152Overall Rank:1,640
Average Rating:  79/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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153.

After Bathing At Baxter'sUnited States Jefferson Airplane
Year of Release:1967Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1967:31Rank Score:1,031
Rank in 1960s153Overall Rank:1,664
Average Rating:  78/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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154.

Gris-GrisUnited States Dr. John
Year of Release:1968Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 1968:29Rank Score:1,019
Rank in 1960s154Overall Rank:1,682
Average Rating:  79/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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155.

Song CycleUnited States Van Dyke Parks
Year of Release:1968Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1968:30Rank Score:1,003
Rank in 1960s155Overall Rank:1,700
Average Rating:  77/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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156.

Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Featuring VeronicaUnited States The Ronettes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1964:7Rank Score:1,001
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,704
Average Rating:  78/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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157.

Blues BreakersUnited Kingdom John Mayall With Eric Clapton
Year of Release:1966Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 1966:16Rank Score:989
Rank in 1960s157Overall Rank:1,724
Average Rating:  79/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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158.

Speak No EvilUnited States Wayne Shorter
Year of Release:1966Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1966:17Rank Score:977
Rank in 1960s158Overall Rank:1,746
Average Rating:  79/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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159.

OarCanada Alexander Spence
Year of Release:1969Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1969:45Rank Score:956
Rank in 1960s159Overall Rank:1,774
Average Rating:  77/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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160.

Uncle MeatUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1969Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1969:46Rank Score:936
Rank in 1960s160Overall Rank:1,798
Average Rating:  78/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 42 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 194 19%
1969 227 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 607 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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