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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.
196012111,776 Sketches Of Spain (493rd)
by Miles Davis
196113512,455 King of the Delta Blues Singers (528th)
by Robert Johnson
19621387,665 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,101st)
by Ray Charles
196317436,682 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (143rd)
by Bob Dylan
196421230,886 A Hard Day's Night (200th)
by The Beatles
1965261168,989 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966284241,823 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967395390,083 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968517242,904 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969552358,489 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7891,501,753

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
171.

Speak No EvilUnited States Wayne Shorter
Year of Release:1965Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1965:16Rank Score:657
Rank in 1960s171Overall Rank:1,933
Average Rating: 77/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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172.

Pain In My HeartUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1964Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1964:10Rank Score:656
Rank in 1960s172Overall Rank:1,938
Average Rating: 75/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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173.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:652
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,948
Average Rating: 76/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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174.

In-A-Gadda-Da-VidaUnited States Iron Butterfly
Year of Release:1968Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1968:33Rank Score:648
Rank in 1960s174Overall Rank:1,956
Average Rating: 73/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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175.

Almendra Argentina Almendra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1969:49Rank Score:648
Rank in 1960s175Overall Rank:1,957
Average Rating: 77/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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176.

Happy SadUnited States Tim Buckley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1969:50Rank Score:637
Rank in 1960s176Overall Rank:1,985
Average Rating: 78/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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177.

Live At The Star Club, HamburgUnited States Jerry Lee Lewis
Year of Release:1964Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1964:11Rank Score:637
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:1,986
Average Rating: 76/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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178.

Jackson C FrankUnited States Jackson C Frank
Year of Release:1965Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1965:17Rank Score:633
Rank in 1960s178Overall Rank:1,995
Average Rating: 78/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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179.

KinksUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1964Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1964:12Rank Score:630
Rank in 1960s179Overall Rank:2,009
Average Rating: 73/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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180.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:622
Rank in 1960s180Overall Rank:2,029
Average Rating: 78/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 101 10%
1966 95 10%
1967 143 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 211 21%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 619 62%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Brazil 23 2%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 13 1%
France 11 1%
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