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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.
196011511,002 Sketches Of Spain (483rd)
by Miles Davis
196113011,620 King of the Delta Blues Singers (519th)
by Robert Johnson
19621276,881 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,282nd)
by Ray Charles
196316935,292 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (147th)
by Bob Dylan
196420329,942 A Hard Day's Night (201st)
by The Beatles
1965258163,876 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966276235,092 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967382377,323 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968499233,699 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969533345,663 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6921,450,390

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, King Crimson and Van Morrison.
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RankAlbumArtist
171.

Pastel BluesUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1965Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1965:15Rank Score:644
Rank in 1960s171Overall Rank:1,924
Average Rating: 80/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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172.

Sunshine SupermanUnited Kingdom Donovan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1966:18Rank Score:642
Rank in 1960s172Overall Rank:1,927
Average Rating: 76/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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173.

Speak No EvilUnited States Wayne Shorter
Year of Release:1965Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1965:16Rank Score:631
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,961
Average Rating: 77/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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174.

Moondog (1969)United States Moondog
Year of Release:1969Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1969:49Rank Score:619
Rank in 1960s174Overall Rank:1,980
Average Rating: 78/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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175.

In-A-Gadda-Da-VidaUnited States Iron Butterfly
Year of Release:1968Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1968:33Rank Score:614
Rank in 1960s175Overall Rank:1,998
Average Rating: 73/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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176.

Easter EverywhereUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1967Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1967:35Rank Score:613
Rank in 1960s176Overall Rank:2,000
Average Rating: 78/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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177.

A Salty DogUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1969Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1969:50Rank Score:591
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:2,063
Average Rating: 75/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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178.

Creedence Clearwater RevivalUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1968Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1968:34Rank Score:584
Rank in 1960s178Overall Rank:2,082
Average Rating: 77/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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179.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:584
Rank in 1960s179Overall Rank:2,083
Average Rating: 76/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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180.

KinksUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1964Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1964:11Rank Score:582
Rank in 1960s180Overall Rank:2,090
Average Rating: 73/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 44 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 42 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 69 7%
1965 99 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 210 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
Johnny Cash 13 1%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Various Artists 11 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 613 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Canada 24 2%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 10 1%
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