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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 15,000 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.
196011310,760 Sketches Of Spain (473rd)
by Miles Davis
196112511,569 King of the Delta Blues Singers (503rd)
by Robert Johnson
19621256,818 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,280th)
by Ray Charles
196316534,965 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196419729,751 A Hard Day's Night (197th)
by The Beatles
1965251162,272 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966269233,177 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967373373,591 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968487230,461 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969523342,014 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6281,435,378

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.

Happy SadUnited States Tim Buckley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1969:48Rank Score:629
Rank in 1960s171Overall Rank:1,924
Average Rating: 78/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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172.

Jackson C FrankUnited States Jackson C Frank
Year of Release:1965Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1965:16Rank Score:623
Rank in 1960s172Overall Rank:1,944
Average Rating: 78/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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173.

Scott 2United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1968Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1968:32Rank Score:615
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,961
Average Rating: 77/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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174.

In-A-Gadda-Da-VidaUnited States Iron Butterfly
Year of Release:1968Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1968:33Rank Score:613
Rank in 1960s174Overall Rank:1,966
Average Rating: 73/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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175.

Easter EverywhereUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1967Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1967:35Rank Score:611
Rank in 1960s175Overall Rank:1,970
Average Rating: 78/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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176.

AtlantisUnited States Sun Ra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1969:49Rank Score:607
Rank in 1960s176Overall Rank:1,983
Average Rating: 79/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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177.

Gris-GrisUnited States Dr. John
Year of Release:1968Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1968:34Rank Score:598
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:2,009
Average Rating: 77/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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178.

The Hangman's Beautiful DaughterUnited Kingdom The Incredible String Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1968:35Rank Score:592
Rank in 1960s178Overall Rank:2,025
Average Rating: 74/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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179.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:592
Rank in 1960s179Overall Rank:2,028
Average Rating: 79/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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180.

VolunteersUnited States Jefferson Airplane
Year of Release:1969Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1969:50Rank Score:585
Rank in 1960s180Overall Rank:2,051
Average Rating: 74/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 42 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 100 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 148 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 211 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
John Coltrane 13 1%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Various Artists 12 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 610 61%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Canada 22 2%
France 14 1%
Italy 12 1%
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