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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 22,000 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.
196017915,372 Sketches Of Spain (485th)
by Miles Davis
196119913,495 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (615th)
by Robert Johnson
196220810,139 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,199th)
by Ray Charles
196324744,852 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196429637,805 A Hard Day's Night (215th)
by The Beatles
1965368199,896 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966396284,486 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967544453,306 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968736287,478 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969844432,042 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,0171,778,869

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.

The Allman Brothers BandUnited States The Allman Brothers Band
Year of Release:1969Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1969:47Rank Score:828
Rank in 1960s171Overall Rank:1,861
Average Rating:  78/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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172.

Caetano VelosoBrazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1968Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1968:34Rank Score:827
Rank in 1960s172Overall Rank:1,864
Average Rating:  79/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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173.

To Our Children's Children's ChildrenUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1969:48Rank Score:816
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,883
Average Rating:  76/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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174.

Las Últimas ComposicionesChile Violeta Parra
Year of Release:1966Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1966:20Rank Score:800
Rank in 1960s174Overall Rank:1,919
Average Rating:  73/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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175.

Machine GunGermany Peter Brötzmann
Year of Release:1968Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1968:35Rank Score:795
Rank in 1960s175Overall Rank:1,924
Average Rating:  75/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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176.

A Salty DogUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1969Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1969:49Rank Score:787
Rank in 1960s176Overall Rank:1,940
Average Rating:  76/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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177.

Pain In My HeartUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1964Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1964:11Rank Score:770
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:1,971
Average Rating:  76/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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178.

AlmendraArgentina Almendra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1969:50Rank Score:755
Rank in 1960s178Overall Rank:2,000
Average Rating:  78/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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179.

A Christmas Gift For YouMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1963Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:752
Rank in 1960s179Overall Rank:2,005
Average Rating:  78/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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180.

Sunshine SupermanUnited Kingdom Donovan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1966:21Rank Score:749
Rank in 1960s180Overall Rank:2,011
Average Rating:  77/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 42 4%
1961 35 4%
1962 42 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 106 11%
1967 144 14%
1968 199 20%
1969 227 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Walter Wanderley 12 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 595 60%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Brazil 42 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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