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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.
196011410,892 Sketches Of Spain (481st)
by Miles Davis
196112711,703 King of the Delta Blues Singers (507th)
by Robert Johnson
19621266,774 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,293rd)
by Ray Charles
196316835,486 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (148th)
by Bob Dylan
196420030,070 A Hard Day's Night (197th)
by The Beatles
1965257163,855 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966275235,232 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967380377,232 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968495233,309 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969527346,243 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6691,450,795

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:58 charts
Rank in 1967:33Rank Score:774
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,635
Average Rating: 76/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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152.

The Allman Brothers BandUnited States The Allman Brothers Band
Year of Release:1969Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1969:42Rank Score:772
Rank in 1960s152Overall Rank:1,639
Average Rating: 77/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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153.

Then Play OnUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1969Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1969:43Rank Score:765
Rank in 1960s153Overall Rank:1,647
Average Rating: 75/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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154.

Procol HarumUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1967Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1967:34Rank Score:759
Rank in 1960s154Overall Rank:1,662
Average Rating: 80/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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155.

In Search Of The Lost ChordUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1968Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1968:30Rank Score:752
Rank in 1960s155Overall Rank:1,674
Average Rating: 76/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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156.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:741
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,698
Average Rating: 78/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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157.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:728
Rank in 1960s157Overall Rank:1,728
Average Rating: 76/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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158.

Buffalo SpringfieldUnited States Buffalo Springfield
Year of Release:1966Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:721
Rank in 1960s158Overall Rank:1,746
Average Rating: 76/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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159.

A Charlie Brown ChristmasUnited States Vince Guaraldi Trio
Year of Release:1965Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1965:14Rank Score:721
Rank in 1960s159Overall Rank:1,747
Average Rating: 80/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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160.

Sunshine SupermanUnited Kingdom Donovan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1966:16Rank Score:716
Rank in 1960s160Overall Rank:1,755
Average Rating: 76/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 43 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 43 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 67 7%
1965 100 10%
1966 97 10%
1967 146 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 211 21%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 610 61%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 24 2%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
France 12 1%
Italy 12 1%
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