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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 17,000 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.
196012212,009 Sketches Of Spain (496th)
by Miles Davis
196113912,273 King of the Delta Blues Singers (535th)
by Robert Johnson
19621417,919 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,066th)
by Ray Charles
196317837,342 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (142nd)
by Bob Dylan
196421431,152 A Hard Day's Night (201st)
by The Beatles
1965263170,039 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966289242,182 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967407394,043 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968527245,524 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969563362,631 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,8431,515,115

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.

Gris-GrisUnited States Dr. John
Year of Release:1968Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1968:33Rank Score:678
Rank in 1960s171Overall Rank:1,916
Average Rating:  77/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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172.

The Allman Brothers BandUnited States The Allman Brothers Band
Year of Release:1969Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1969:48Rank Score:669
Rank in 1960s172Overall Rank:1,932
Average Rating:  77/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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173.

Happy SadUnited States Tim Buckley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1969:49Rank Score:663
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,944
Average Rating:  77/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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174.

Sunshine SupermanUnited Kingdom Donovan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1966:18Rank Score:663
Rank in 1960s174Overall Rank:1,947
Average Rating:  76/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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175.

Speak No EvilUnited States Wayne Shorter
Year of Release:1965Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1965:16Rank Score:657
Rank in 1960s175Overall Rank:1,964
Average Rating:  77/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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176.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:651
Rank in 1960s176Overall Rank:1,977
Average Rating:  76/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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177.

Turn! Turn! Turn!United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1965:17Rank Score:650
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:1,979
Average Rating:  76/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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178.

In-A-Gadda-Da-VidaUnited States Iron Butterfly
Year of Release:1968Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1968:34Rank Score:649
Rank in 1960s178Overall Rank:1,985
Average Rating:  73/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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179.

Live At The Star Club, HamburgUnited States Jerry Lee Lewis
Year of Release:1964Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1964:11Rank Score:644
Rank in 1960s179Overall Rank:2,000
Average Rating:  76/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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180.

Moondog (1969)United States Moondog
Year of Release:1969Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1969:50Rank Score:631
Rank in 1960s180Overall Rank:2,034
Average Rating:  79/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 51 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 95 10%
1966 96 10%
1967 141 14%
1968 200 20%
1969 213 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 620 62%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 25 3%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 11 1%
France 11 1%
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