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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.
196019016,849 Sketches Of Spain (505th)
by Miles Davis
196121414,972 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (631st)
by Robert Johnson
196222710,850 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,104th)
by Ray Charles
196326847,746 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (149th)
by Bob Dylan
196432339,756 A Hard Day's Night (220th)
by The Beatles
1965386209,228 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966413298,549 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967566473,079 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968766300,662 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969896454,566 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,2491,866,258

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

Live At The RegalUnited States B.B. King
Year of Release:1965Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1965:15Rank Score:1,037
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,608
Average Rating:  79/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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152.

Gris-GrisUnited States Dr. John
Year of Release:1968Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1968:29Rank Score:1,033
Rank in 1960s152Overall Rank:1,611
Average Rating:  79/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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153.

The Allman Brothers BandUnited States The Allman Brothers Band
Year of Release:1969Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1969:44Rank Score:1,025
Rank in 1960s153Overall Rank:1,627
Average Rating:  79/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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154.

Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring VeronicaUnited States The Ronettes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1964:7Rank Score:992
Rank in 1960s154Overall Rank:1,668
Average Rating:  78/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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155.

A Quick OneUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1966Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 1966:16Rank Score:967
Rank in 1960s155Overall Rank:1,703
Average Rating:  75/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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156.

OarCanada Alexander Spence
Year of Release:1969Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1969:45Rank Score:961
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,713
Average Rating:  77/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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157.

Uncle MeatUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1969Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1969:46Rank Score:947
Rank in 1960s157Overall Rank:1,729
Average Rating:  78/100 (117 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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158.

Meet The Beatles!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1964:8Rank Score:929
Rank in 1960s158Overall Rank:1,764
Average Rating:  77/100 (296 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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159.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1961:3Rank Score:923
Rank in 1960s159Overall Rank:1,775
Average Rating:  78/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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160.

TruthUnited Kingdom The Jeff Beck Group
Year of Release:1968Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 1968:30Rank Score:917
Rank in 1960s160Overall Rank:1,788
Average Rating:  78/100 (104 votes)
Comments: 7 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 60 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 101 10%
1967 140 14%
1968 198 20%
1969 231 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 603 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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