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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 20,000 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.
196016514,588 Sketches Of Spain (464th)
by Miles Davis
196118212,809 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (546th)
by Robert Johnson
19621929,559 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,158th)
by Ray Charles
196322442,966 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (144th)
by Bob Dylan
196426336,063 A Hard Day's Night (223rd)
by The Beatles
1965325190,580 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966353272,791 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967502436,530 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968678275,177 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969753406,303 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,6371,697,365

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.

Caetano VelosoBrazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1968Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1968:34Rank Score:785
Rank in 1960s171Overall Rank:1,858
Average Rating:  78/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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172.

A Salty DogUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1969Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1969:48Rank Score:775
Rank in 1960s172Overall Rank:1,878
Average Rating:  76/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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173.

To Our Children's Children's ChildrenUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1969:49Rank Score:757
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,902
Average Rating:  76/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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174.

Our Mother The MountainUnited States Townes Van Zandt
Year of Release:1969Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1969:50Rank Score:736
Rank in 1960s174Overall Rank:1,948
Average Rating:  78/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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175.

Sunshine SupermanUnited Kingdom Donovan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 1966:20Rank Score:735
Rank in 1960s175Overall Rank:1,952
Average Rating:  77/100 (104 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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176.

Las Últimas ComposicionesChile Violeta Parra
Year of Release:1966Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1966:21Rank Score:733
Rank in 1960s176Overall Rank:1,956
Average Rating:  73/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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177.

Bert JanschUnited Kingdom Bert Jansch
Year of Release:1965Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1965:16Rank Score:725
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:1,971
Average Rating:  80/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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178.

Procol HarumUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1967Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1967:33Rank Score:723
Rank in 1960s178Overall Rank:1,977
Average Rating:  78/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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179.

Speak No EvilUnited States Wayne Shorter
Year of Release:1966Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1966:22Rank Score:703
Rank in 1960s179Overall Rank:2,019
Average Rating:  79/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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180.

Pain In My HeartUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1964Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1964:11Rank Score:691
Rank in 1960s180Overall Rank:2,047
Average Rating:  76/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 43 4%
1961 39 4%
1962 45 5%
1963 50 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 97 10%
1966 105 11%
1967 145 15%
1968 200 20%
1969 213 21%
Artist Albums %


Walter Wanderley 19 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 595 60%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 50 5%
Canada 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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