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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 23,000 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.
196018916,416 Sketches Of Spain (508th)
by Miles Davis
196121214,783 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (637th)
by Robert Johnson
196222510,567 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,168th)
by Ray Charles
196326746,918 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196431639,363 A Hard Day's Night (222nd)
by The Beatles
1965382206,713 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966411295,234 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967558467,855 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968759297,786 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969886448,644 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,2051,844,280

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:86 charts
Rank in 1965:15Rank Score:1,017
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,625
Average Rating:  80/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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152.

The Allman Brothers BandUnited States The Allman Brothers Band
Year of Release:1969Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 1969:44Rank Score:996
Rank in 1960s152Overall Rank:1,652
Average Rating:  79/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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153.

A Quick OneUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1966Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1966:16Rank Score:962
Rank in 1960s153Overall Rank:1,693
Average Rating:  75/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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154.

Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring VeronicaUnited States The Ronettes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1964:7Rank Score:951
Rank in 1960s154Overall Rank:1,713
Average Rating:  78/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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155.

TruthUnited Kingdom The Jeff Beck Group
Year of Release:1968Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 1968:29Rank Score:924
Rank in 1960s155Overall Rank:1,759
Average Rating:  78/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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156.

Gris-GrisUnited States Dr. John
Year of Release:1968Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1968:30Rank Score:918
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,766
Average Rating:  79/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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157.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1961:3Rank Score:910
Rank in 1960s157Overall Rank:1,783
Average Rating:  78/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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158.

Song CycleUnited States Van Dyke Parks
Year of Release:1968Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1968:31Rank Score:905
Rank in 1960s158Overall Rank:1,790
Average Rating:  77/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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159.

Meet The Beatles!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1964:8Rank Score:904
Rank in 1960s159Overall Rank:1,791
Average Rating:  77/100 (292 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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160.

Uncle MeatUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1969Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1969:45Rank Score:897
Rank in 1960s160Overall Rank:1,801
Average Rating:  78/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 43 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 62 6%
1965 90 9%
1966 102 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 231 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 600 60%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 19 2%
France 13 1%
Germany 10 1%
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