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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 19,000 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.
196015112,912 Sketches Of Spain (467th)
by Miles Davis
196116813,225 King of the Delta Blues Singers (556th)
by Robert Johnson
19621778,862 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,118th)
by Ray Charles
196321040,803 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196424133,915 A Hard Day's Night (219th)
by The Beatles
1965303183,085 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966331263,859 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967452420,325 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968606265,633 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969646394,151 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,2851,636,770

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.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:891
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,605
Average Rating:  77/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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152.

Song CycleUnited States Van Dyke Parks
Year of Release:1968Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1968:31Rank Score:875
Rank in 1960s152Overall Rank:1,626
Average Rating:  76/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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153.

Fifth DimensionUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1966:16Rank Score:875
Rank in 1960s153Overall Rank:1,627
Average Rating:  77/100 (117 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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154.

Live At The RegalUnited States B.B. King
Year of Release:1965Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1965:13Rank Score:874
Rank in 1960s154Overall Rank:1,629
Average Rating:  78/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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155.

A Charlie Brown ChristmasUnited States Vince Guaraldi Trio
Year of Release:1965Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1965:14Rank Score:873
Rank in 1960s155Overall Rank:1,635
Average Rating:  79/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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156.

A Salty DogUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1969Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1969:44Rank Score:865
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,651
Average Rating:  75/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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157.

Jazz På SvenskaSweden Jan Johansson
Year of Release:1964Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1964:8Rank Score:854
Rank in 1960s157Overall Rank:1,672
Average Rating:  76/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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158.

Ewa Demarczyk śpiewa Piosenki Zygmunta KoniecznegoPoland Ewa Demarczyk
Year of Release:1967Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1967:32Rank Score:845
Rank in 1960s158Overall Rank:1,684
Average Rating:  72/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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159.

A Quick OneUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1966Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 1966:17Rank Score:842
Rank in 1960s159Overall Rank:1,689
Average Rating:  75/100 (175 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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160.

Then Play OnUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1969Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1969:45Rank Score:841
Rank in 1960s160Overall Rank:1,691
Average Rating:  75/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 40 4%
1962 45 5%
1963 50 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 98 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 198 20%
1969 214 21%
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%
Johnny Cash 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 616 62%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 27 3%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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