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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 20,000 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.
196016213,380 Sketches Of Spain (454th)
by Miles Davis
196118013,525 King of the Delta Blues Singers (568th)
by Robert Johnson
19621859,299 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,154th)
by Ray Charles
196322141,973 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (144th)
by Bob Dylan
196425334,651 A Hard Day's Night (222nd)
by The Beatles
1965320188,172 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966349269,183 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967475430,185 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968636271,157 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969703402,080 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,4841,673,606

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:73 charts
Rank in 1965:14Rank Score:900
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,634
Average Rating:  78/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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152.

Fifth DimensionUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1966:16Rank Score:897
Rank in 1960s152Overall Rank:1,638
Average Rating:  77/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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153.

A Charlie Brown ChristmasUnited States Vince Guaraldi Trio
Year of Release:1965Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1965:15Rank Score:891
Rank in 1960s153Overall Rank:1,646
Average Rating:  79/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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154.

Mr FantasyUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1967Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1967:31Rank Score:881
Rank in 1960s154Overall Rank:1,661
Average Rating:  76/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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155.

Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring VeronicaUnited States The Ronettes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1964:7Rank Score:869
Rank in 1960s155Overall Rank:1,684
Average Rating:  78/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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156.

Jazz På SvenskaSweden Jan Johansson
Year of Release:1964Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1964:8Rank Score:868
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,687
Average Rating:  76/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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157.

A Quick OneUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1966Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 1966:17Rank Score:850
Rank in 1960s157Overall Rank:1,721
Average Rating:  75/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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158.

Buffalo SpringfieldUnited States Buffalo Springfield
Year of Release:1966Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1966:18Rank Score:845
Rank in 1960s158Overall Rank:1,730
Average Rating:  76/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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159.

Ewa Demarczyk śpiewa Piosenki Zygmunta KoniecznegoPoland Ewa Demarczyk
Year of Release:1967Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1967:32Rank Score:843
Rank in 1960s159Overall Rank:1,732
Average Rating:  71/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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160.

Happy SadUnited States Tim Buckley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1969:43Rank Score:843
Rank in 1960s160Overall Rank:1,735
Average Rating:  78/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 45 5%
1961 40 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 48 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 100 10%
1966 105 11%
1967 145 15%
1968 197 20%
1969 214 21%
Artist Albums %


Walter Wanderley 19 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 595 59%
United Kingdom 235 23%
Brazil 51 5%
Canada 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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