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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 16,000 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.
196012111,589 Sketches Of Spain (504th)
by Miles Davis
196113312,421 King of the Delta Blues Singers (526th)
by Robert Johnson
19621347,353 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,101st)
by Ray Charles
196317336,305 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (147th)
by Bob Dylan
196420831,043 A Hard Day's Night (198th)
by The Beatles
1965260168,112 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966283240,919 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967390387,947 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968512241,177 The Beatles (The White Album) (10th)
by The Beatles
1969544355,404 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7581,492,270

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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151.

Meet The Beatles!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1964:9Rank Score:801
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,625
Average Rating: 77/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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152.

Blood, Sweat & Tears United States Blood, Sweat & Tears
Year of Release:1968Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1968:31Rank Score:798
Rank in 1960s152Overall Rank:1,634
Average Rating: 74/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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153.

Mr FantasyUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1967Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1967:32Rank Score:795
Rank in 1960s153Overall Rank:1,643
Average Rating: 76/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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154.

Fifth DimensionUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:781
Rank in 1960s154Overall Rank:1,665
Average Rating: 76/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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155.

Then Play OnUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1969Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1969:42Rank Score:774
Rank in 1960s155Overall Rank:1,680
Average Rating: 75/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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156.

Procol HarumUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1967Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1967:33Rank Score:760
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,709
Average Rating: 78/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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157.

A Charlie Brown ChristmasUnited States Vince Guaraldi Trio
Year of Release:1965Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1965:14Rank Score:752
Rank in 1960s157Overall Rank:1,726
Average Rating: 79/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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158.

A Quick OneUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1966Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1966:16Rank Score:748
Rank in 1960s158Overall Rank:1,734
Average Rating: 75/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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159.

Ewa Demarczyk śpiewa Piosenki Zygmunta KoniecznegoPoland Ewa Demarczyk
Year of Release:1967Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1967:34Rank Score:736
Rank in 1960s159Overall Rank:1,760
Average Rating: 72/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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160.

Pastel BluesUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1965Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1965:15Rank Score:731
Rank in 1960s160Overall Rank:1,769
Average Rating: 79/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 42 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 100 10%
1966 97 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 196 20%
1969 210 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 623 62%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Canada 23 2%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 9 1%
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