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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.
196013312,515 Sketches Of Spain (473rd)
by Miles Davis
196115212,354 King of the Delta Blues Singers (571st)
by Robert Johnson
19621648,343 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,106th)
by Ray Charles
196319939,415 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196423132,873 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965285179,488 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966313255,673 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967430411,543 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968583259,831 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969617383,413 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,1071,595,449

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:68 charts
Rank in 1965:13Rank Score:870
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,612
Average Rating:  78/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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152.

Fifth DimensionUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:869
Rank in 1960s152Overall Rank:1,617
Average Rating:  77/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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153.

Monster MovieGermany Can
Year of Release:1969Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1969:43Rank Score:856
Rank in 1960s153Overall Rank:1,636
Average Rating:  78/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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154.

Meet The Beatles!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1964:9Rank Score:855
Rank in 1960s154Overall Rank:1,637
Average Rating:  77/100 (239 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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155.

A Salty DogUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1969Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1969:44Rank Score:846
Rank in 1960s155Overall Rank:1,653
Average Rating:  74/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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156.

A Charlie Brown ChristmasUnited States Vince Guaraldi Trio
Year of Release:1965Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1965:14Rank Score:844
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,655
Average Rating:  80/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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157.

Ewa Demarczyk śpiewa Piosenki Zygmunta KoniecznegoPoland Ewa Demarczyk
Year of Release:1967Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1967:33Rank Score:841
Rank in 1960s157Overall Rank:1,659
Average Rating:  72/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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158.

Then Play OnUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1969Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1969:45Rank Score:837
Rank in 1960s158Overall Rank:1,664
Average Rating:  75/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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159.

A Quick OneUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1966Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 1966:16Rank Score:833
Rank in 1960s159Overall Rank:1,669
Average Rating:  75/100 (166 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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160.

The Hangman's Beautiful DaughterUnited Kingdom The Incredible String Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1968:30Rank Score:833
Rank in 1960s160Overall Rank:1,671
Average Rating:  73/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 49 5%
1961 40 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 99 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 198 20%
1969 214 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Otis Redding 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 616 62%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 26 3%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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