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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 17,000 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.
196012211,870 Sketches Of Spain (494th)
by Miles Davis
196113912,181 King of the Delta Blues Singers (532nd)
by Robert Johnson
19621417,877 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,059th)
by Ray Charles
196317837,315 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (143rd)
by Bob Dylan
196421231,077 A Hard Day's Night (201st)
by The Beatles
1965263169,996 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966289242,105 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967406393,795 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968527245,326 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969559361,799 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,8361,513,342

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:49 charts
Rank in 1964:8Rank Score:808
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,640
Average Rating:  77/100 (223 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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152.

Unit StructuresUnited States Cecil Taylor
Year of Release:1966Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:804
Rank in 1960s152Overall Rank:1,643
Average Rating:  76/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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153.

Blood, Sweat & Tears United States Blood, Sweat & Tears
Year of Release:1968Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1968:31Rank Score:798
Rank in 1960s153Overall Rank:1,654
Average Rating:  75/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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154.

Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring VeronicaUnited States The Ronettes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1964:9Rank Score:794
Rank in 1960s154Overall Rank:1,664
Average Rating:  77/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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155.

Then Play OnUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1969Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1969:42Rank Score:786
Rank in 1960s155Overall Rank:1,685
Average Rating:  75/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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156.

Monster MovieGermany Can
Year of Release:1969Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1969:43Rank Score:785
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,686
Average Rating:  77/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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157.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:775
Rank in 1960s157Overall Rank:1,703
Average Rating:  78/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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158.

Procol HarumUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1967Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1967:33Rank Score:772
Rank in 1960s158Overall Rank:1,712
Average Rating:  79/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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159.

A Charlie Brown ChristmasUnited States Vince Guaraldi Trio
Year of Release:1965Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1965:14Rank Score:771
Rank in 1960s159Overall Rank:1,714
Average Rating:  79/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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160.

Pastel BluesUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1965Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1965:15Rank Score:766
Rank in 1960s160Overall Rank:1,721
Average Rating:  80/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 97 10%
1966 94 9%
1967 143 14%
1968 200 20%
1969 212 21%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 619 62%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Canada 22 2%
Brazil 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 13 1%
France 11 1%
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