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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 26,000 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.
196021618,526 Sketches Of Spain (512th)
by Miles Davis
196125116,751 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (663rd)
by Robert Johnson
196226211,466 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,168th)
by Ray Charles
196331152,579 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (144th)
by Charles Mingus
196437444,270 A Hard Day's Night (218th)
by The Beatles
1965427227,713 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966469321,079 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967632508,729 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968881323,909 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,038496,427 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total4,8612,021,449

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

Howlin' Wolf
Compilation
United States Howlin' Wolf
Year of Release:1962Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1962:2Rank Score:1,105
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,644
Average Rating:  79/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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152.

After Bathing At Baxter'sUnited States Jefferson Airplane
Year of Release:1967Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 1967:30Rank Score:1,097
Rank in 1960s152Overall Rank:1,655
Average Rating:  78/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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153.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1961:3Rank Score:1,096
Rank in 1960s153Overall Rank:1,657
Average Rating:  79/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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154.

Mr FantasyUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1967Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 1967:31Rank Score:1,094
Rank in 1960s154Overall Rank:1,661
Average Rating:  78/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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155.

Speak No EvilUnited States Wayne Shorter
Year of Release:1966Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1966:16Rank Score:1,079
Rank in 1960s155Overall Rank:1,680
Average Rating:  80/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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156.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:1,038
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,737
Average Rating:  80/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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157.

A Salty DogUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1969Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 1969:45Rank Score:1,026
Rank in 1960s157Overall Rank:1,756
Average Rating:  76/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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158.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:1,018
Rank in 1960s158Overall Rank:1,766
Average Rating:  78/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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159.

Blues BreakersUnited Kingdom John Mayall With Eric Clapton
Year of Release:1966Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 1966:17Rank Score:1,016
Rank in 1960s159Overall Rank:1,770
Average Rating:  80/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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160.

TruthUnited Kingdom The Jeff Beck Group
Year of Release:1968Appears in:121 charts
Rank in 1968:30Rank Score:1,014
Rank in 1960s160Overall Rank:1,773
Average Rating:  78/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 40 4%
1961 39 4%
1962 38 4%
1963 52 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 146 15%
1968 198 20%
1969 228 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 614 61%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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