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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 22,000 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.
196018015,526 Sketches Of Spain (486th)
by Miles Davis
196119913,559 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (616th)
by Robert Johnson
196220810,188 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,199th)
by Ray Charles
196324744,945 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196429637,964 A Hard Day's Night (215th)
by The Beatles
1965368200,300 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966398284,791 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967544453,393 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968735288,081 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969844432,346 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,0191,781,092

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.

Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring VeronicaUnited States The Ronettes
Year of Release:1964Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1964:7Rank Score:968
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,637
Average Rating:  79/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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152.

Song CycleUnited States Van Dyke Parks
Year of Release:1968Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1968:30Rank Score:952
Rank in 1960s152Overall Rank:1,654
Average Rating:  77/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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153.

TruthUnited Kingdom The Jeff Beck Group
Year of Release:1968Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 1968:31Rank Score:952
Rank in 1960s153Overall Rank:1,656
Average Rating:  77/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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154.

A Quick OneUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1966Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 1966:16Rank Score:939
Rank in 1960s154Overall Rank:1,667
Average Rating:  75/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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155.

Blues BreakersUnited Kingdom John Mayall With Eric Clapton
Year of Release:1966Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1966:17Rank Score:937
Rank in 1960s155Overall Rank:1,672
Average Rating:  80/100 (117 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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156.

Uncle MeatUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1969Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1969:44Rank Score:936
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,673
Average Rating:  78/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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157.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:930
Rank in 1960s157Overall Rank:1,688
Average Rating:  78/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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158.

Meet The Beatles!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1964:8Rank Score:915
Rank in 1960s158Overall Rank:1,715
Average Rating:  77/100 (277 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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159.

Moby GrapeUnited States Moby Grape
Year of Release:1967Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1967:31Rank Score:895
Rank in 1960s159Overall Rank:1,744
Average Rating:  78/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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160.

Gris-GrisUnited States Dr. John
Year of Release:1968Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 1968:32Rank Score:891
Rank in 1960s160Overall Rank:1,753
Average Rating:  78/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 42 4%
1961 35 4%
1962 42 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 106 11%
1967 144 14%
1968 199 20%
1969 227 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Walter Wanderley 12 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 596 60%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Brazil 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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