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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 14,000 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.
196011010,036 Sketches Of Spain (487th)
by Miles Davis
196112111,102 King of the Delta Blues Singers (498th)
by Robert Johnson
19621166,309 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,169th)
by Ray Charles
196315932,609 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (142nd)
by Bob Dylan
196418527,576 A Hard Day's Night (198th)
by The Beatles
1965239152,611 Highway 61 Revisited (17th)
by Bob Dylan
1966254221,811 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967360355,610 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968465219,085 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969495324,857 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,5041,361,606

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, The Beach Boys, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Van Morrison and Love.
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RankAlbumArtist
151.

Then Play OnUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1969Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1969:43Rank Score:735
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,617
Average Rating: 75/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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152.

Unit StructuresUnited States Cecil Taylor
Year of Release:1966Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1966:14Rank Score:723
Rank in 1960s152Overall Rank:1,634
Average Rating: 76/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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153.

Eli & The Thirteenth ConfessionUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1968Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1968:30Rank Score:721
Rank in 1960s153Overall Rank:1,637
Average Rating: 75/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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154.

Blood, Sweat & Tears United States Blood, Sweat & Tears
Year of Release:1968Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1968:31Rank Score:716
Rank in 1960s154Overall Rank:1,649
Average Rating: 76/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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155.

Procol HarumUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1967Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1967:34Rank Score:702
Rank in 1960s155Overall Rank:1,677
Average Rating: 80/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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156.

Buffalo SpringfieldUnited States Buffalo Springfield
Year of Release:1966Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:702
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,679
Average Rating: 76/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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157.

Meet The Beatles!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1964:9Rank Score:694
Rank in 1960s157Overall Rank:1,691
Average Rating: 77/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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158.

Fifth DimensionUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1966:16Rank Score:675
Rank in 1960s158Overall Rank:1,738
Average Rating: 77/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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159.

Pain In My HeartUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1964Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1964:10Rank Score:661
Rank in 1960s159Overall Rank:1,773
Average Rating: 75/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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160.

AtlantisUnited States Sun Ra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1969:44Rank Score:659
Rank in 1960s160Overall Rank:1,775
Average Rating: 77/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 49 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 48 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 96 10%
1966 100 10%
1967 149 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 208 21%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 607 61%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Canada 20 2%
Italy 14 1%
France 13 1%
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