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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.
196011310,627 Sketches Of Spain (471st)
by Miles Davis
196112511,570 King of the Delta Blues Singers (502nd)
by Robert Johnson
19621236,773 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,276th)
by Ray Charles
196316534,639 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (149th)
by Bob Dylan
196419329,532 A Hard Day's Night (198th)
by The Beatles
1965249161,616 Highway 61 Revisited (17th)
by Bob Dylan
1966268232,051 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967371371,688 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968485229,605 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969523340,840 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6151,428,942

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, Van Morrison and King Crimson.
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RankAlbumArtist
151.

Then Play OnUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1969Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1969:43Rank Score:766
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,630
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 1967:34Rank Score:764
Rank in 1960s152Overall Rank:1,634
Average Rating: 77/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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153.

In Search Of The Lost ChordUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1968Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1968:29Rank Score:751
Rank in 1960s153Overall Rank:1,659
Average Rating: 77/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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154.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:736
Rank in 1960s154Overall Rank:1,692
Average Rating: 79/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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155.

A Charlie Brown ChristmasUnited States Vince Guaraldi Trio
Year of Release:1965Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1965:14Rank Score:725
Rank in 1960s155Overall Rank:1,713
Average Rating: 80/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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156.

Blood, Sweat & Tears United States Blood, Sweat & Tears
Year of Release:1968Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1968:30Rank Score:723
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,718
Average Rating: 76/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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157.

Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring VeronicaUnited States The Ronettes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1964:8Rank Score:722
Rank in 1960s157Overall Rank:1,720
Average Rating: 76/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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158.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:717
Rank in 1960s158Overall Rank:1,729
Average Rating: 76/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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159.

Buffalo SpringfieldUnited States Buffalo Springfield
Year of Release:1966Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:716
Rank in 1960s159Overall Rank:1,731
Average Rating: 76/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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160.

Eli & The Thirteenth ConfessionUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1968Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1968:31Rank Score:707
Rank in 1960s160Overall Rank:1,752
Average Rating: 74/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 42 4%
1961 48 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 100 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 146 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 212 21%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 611 61%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Brazil 21 2%
France 14 1%
Italy 12 1%
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