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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 16,000 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.
196011911,318 Sketches Of Spain (500th)
by Miles Davis
196113211,979 King of the Delta Blues Singers (533rd)
by Robert Johnson
19621327,141 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,165th)
by Ray Charles
196317235,620 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (148th)
by Bob Dylan
196420430,179 A Hard Day's Night (204th)
by The Beatles
1965258166,210 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966281237,728 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967386382,493 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968509237,241 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969539350,121 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7321,470,029

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.

Mr FantasyUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1967Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1967:32Rank Score:773
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,658
Average Rating: 76/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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152.

Blood, Sweat & Tears United States Blood, Sweat & Tears
Year of Release:1968Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1968:30Rank Score:772
Rank in 1960s152Overall Rank:1,659
Average Rating: 75/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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153.

In Search Of The Lost ChordUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1968Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1968:31Rank Score:754
Rank in 1960s153Overall Rank:1,692
Average Rating: 76/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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154.

A Quick OneUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1966Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:748
Rank in 1960s154Overall Rank:1,704
Average Rating: 75/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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155.

Procol HarumUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1967Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1967:33Rank Score:747
Rank in 1960s155Overall Rank:1,709
Average Rating: 79/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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156.

Ewa Demarczyk śpiewa Piosenki Zygmunta KoniecznegoPoland Ewa Demarczyk
Year of Release:1967Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1967:34Rank Score:747
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,710
Average Rating: 72/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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157.

A Charlie Brown ChristmasUnited States Vince Guaraldi Trio
Year of Release:1965Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1965:14Rank Score:737
Rank in 1960s157Overall Rank:1,732
Average Rating: 79/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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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:722
Rank in 1960s158Overall Rank:1,769
Average Rating: 74/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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159.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:716
Rank in 1960s159Overall Rank:1,786
Average Rating: 78/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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160.

Buffalo SpringfieldUnited States Buffalo Springfield
Year of Release:1966Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1966:16Rank Score:715
Rank in 1960s160Overall Rank:1,788
Average Rating: 76/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 47 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 67 7%
1965 97 10%
1966 101 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 208 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Johnny Cash 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 618 62%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 24 2%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 10 1%
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