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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 15,000 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.
196011310,823 Sketches Of Spain (474th)
by Miles Davis
196112511,557 King of the Delta Blues Singers (505th)
by Robert Johnson
19621256,818 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,280th)
by Ray Charles
196316634,983 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196419829,770 A Hard Day's Night (199th)
by The Beatles
1965251162,334 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966271233,262 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967373373,694 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968487230,598 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969523342,202 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6321,436,040

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, The Beach Boys, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, King Crimson and Van Morrison.
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151.

Then Play OnUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1969Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1969:43Rank Score:766
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,640
Average Rating: 76/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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152.

Mr FantasyUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1967Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1967:33Rank Score:764
Rank in 1960s152Overall Rank:1,642
Average Rating: 77/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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153.

Procol HarumUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1967Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1967:34Rank Score:760
Rank in 1960s153Overall Rank:1,650
Average Rating: 80/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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154.

In Search Of The Lost ChordUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1968Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1968:29Rank Score:751
Rank in 1960s154Overall Rank:1,665
Average Rating: 76/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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155.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:747
Rank in 1960s155Overall Rank:1,678
Average Rating: 79/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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156.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:728
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,715
Average Rating: 76/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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157.

Blood, Sweat & Tears United States Blood, Sweat & Tears
Year of Release:1968Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1968:30Rank Score:723
Rank in 1960s157Overall Rank:1,726
Average Rating: 76/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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158.

Buffalo SpringfieldUnited States Buffalo Springfield
Year of Release:1966Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:716
Rank in 1960s158Overall Rank:1,740
Average Rating: 76/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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159.

Eli & The Thirteenth ConfessionUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1968Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1968:31Rank Score:705
Rank in 1960s159Overall Rank:1,757
Average Rating: 74/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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160.

A Charlie Brown ChristmasUnited States Vince Guaraldi Trio
Year of Release:1965Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1965:14Rank Score:687
Rank in 1960s160Overall Rank:1,793
Average Rating: 80/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 43 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 100 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 148 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 210 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Johnny Cash 12 1%
Various Artists 12 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 611 61%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Canada 22 2%
France 14 1%
Italy 12 1%
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