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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 25,000 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.
196021017,873 Sketches Of Spain (520th)
by Miles Davis
196124616,283 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (642nd)
by Robert Johnson
196225511,774 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,147th)
by Ray Charles
196329449,954 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (147th)
by Charles Mingus
196435742,488 A Hard Day's Night (213th)
by The Beatles
1965413220,444 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966446313,747 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967608494,882 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968842313,656 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969987478,733 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,6581,959,835

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
171.

Meet The Beatles!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1964:8Rank Score:918
Rank in 1960s171Overall Rank:1,867
Average Rating:  77/100 (312 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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172.

Unit StructuresUnited States Cecil Taylor
Year of Release:1966Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1966:20Rank Score:913
Rank in 1960s172Overall Rank:1,872
Average Rating:  75/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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173.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:908
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,883
Average Rating:  78/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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174.

To Our Children's Children's ChildrenUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1969:50Rank Score:894
Rank in 1960s174Overall Rank:1,908
Average Rating:  77/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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175.

Buffalo SpringfieldUnited States Buffalo Springfield
Year of Release:1966Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 1966:21Rank Score:891
Rank in 1960s175Overall Rank:1,912
Average Rating:  76/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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176.

Maiden VoyageUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1965Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1965:17Rank Score:890
Rank in 1960s176Overall Rank:1,913
Average Rating:  78/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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177.

Las Últimas ComposicionesChile Violeta Parra
Year of Release:1966Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1966:22Rank Score:889
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:1,914
Average Rating:  77/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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178.

Fleetwood MacUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1968Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1968:33Rank Score:887
Rank in 1960s178Overall Rank:1,919
Average Rating:  73/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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179.

AstigmaticPoland Krzysztof Komeda
Year of Release:1966Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1966:23Rank Score:882
Rank in 1960s179Overall Rank:1,926
Average Rating:  78/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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180.

Machine GunGermany Peter Brötzmann
Year of Release:1968Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1968:34Rank Score:881
Rank in 1960s180Overall Rank:1,927
Average Rating:  76/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 41 4%
1962 40 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 60 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 147 15%
1968 194 19%
1969 231 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%
Miles Davis 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 610 61%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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