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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 26,000 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.
196021417,927 Sketches Of Spain (509th)
by Miles Davis
196125016,577 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (644th)
by Robert Johnson
196225811,797 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,172nd)
by Ray Charles
196330650,808 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (144th)
by Charles Mingus
196436743,690 A Hard Day's Night (213th)
by The Beatles
1965420224,107 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966460317,701 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967620502,901 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968863318,546 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,016487,672 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,7741,991,725

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.

Uncle MeatUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1969Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1969:49Rank Score:926
Rank in 1960s171Overall Rank:1,881
Average Rating:  78/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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172.

Meet The Beatles!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1964:8Rank Score:922
Rank in 1960s172Overall Rank:1,888
Average Rating:  77/100 (323 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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173.

Unit StructuresUnited States Cecil Taylor
Year of Release:1966Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1966:22Rank Score:914
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,903
Average Rating:  76/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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174.

Maiden VoyageUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1965Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1965:17Rank Score:913
Rank in 1960s174Overall Rank:1,905
Average Rating:  78/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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175.

Electric Music For The Mind And BodyUnited States Country Joe And The Fish
Year of Release:1967Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1967:32Rank Score:901
Rank in 1960s175Overall Rank:1,928
Average Rating:  77/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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176.

Buffalo SpringfieldUnited States Buffalo Springfield
Year of Release:1966Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 1966:23Rank Score:898
Rank in 1960s176Overall Rank:1,933
Average Rating:  76/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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177.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:897
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:1,935
Average Rating:  79/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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178.

To Our Children's Children's ChildrenUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1969:50Rank Score:896
Rank in 1960s178Overall Rank:1,937
Average Rating:  77/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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179.

Fleetwood MacUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1968Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1968:33Rank Score:891
Rank in 1960s179Overall Rank:1,944
Average Rating:  74/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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180.

Machine GunGermany Peter Br√∂tzmann
Year of Release:1968Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1968:34Rank Score:884
Rank in 1960s180Overall Rank:1,958
Average Rating:  76/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 37 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 40 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 147 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 229 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%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 610 61%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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