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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 23,000 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.
196018616,376 Sketches Of Spain (506th)
by Miles Davis
196120914,556 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (627th)
by Robert Johnson
196221810,672 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,168th)
by Ray Charles
196326446,843 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196431139,303 A Hard Day's Night (224th)
by The Beatles
1965378205,343 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966406292,106 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967554465,816 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968750295,784 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969879444,883 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,1551,831,681

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.

VolunteersUnited States Jefferson Airplane
Year of Release:1969Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1969:48Rank Score:833
Rank in 1960s171Overall Rank:1,887
Average Rating:  76/100 (104 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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172.

Unit StructuresUnited States Cecil Taylor
Year of Release:1966Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1966:19Rank Score:823
Rank in 1960s172Overall Rank:1,902
Average Rating:  76/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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173.

Caetano VelosoBrazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1968Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1968:34Rank Score:821
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,907
Average Rating:  79/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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174.

To Our Children's Children's ChildrenUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1969:49Rank Score:820
Rank in 1960s174Overall Rank:1,908
Average Rating:  77/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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175.

Las Últimas ComposicionesChile Violeta Parra
Year of Release:1966Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1966:20Rank Score:817
Rank in 1960s175Overall Rank:1,916
Average Rating:  73/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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176.

Machine GunGermany Peter Brötzmann
Year of Release:1968Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1968:35Rank Score:809
Rank in 1960s176Overall Rank:1,930
Average Rating:  75/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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177.

A Salty DogUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1969Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1969:50Rank Score:807
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:1,935
Average Rating:  76/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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178.

Electric Music For The Mind And BodyUnited States Country Joe And The Fish
Year of Release:1967Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1967:33Rank Score:803
Rank in 1960s178Overall Rank:1,945
Average Rating:  76/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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179.

A Christmas Gift For YouMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1963Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:794
Rank in 1960s179Overall Rank:1,964
Average Rating:  78/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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180.

Pain In My HeartUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1964Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1964:10Rank Score:774
Rank in 1960s180Overall Rank:2,011
Average Rating:  76/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 40 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 90 9%
1966 102 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 196 20%
1969 232 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 603 60%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Canada 19 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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