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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 23,000 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.
196018916,357 Sketches Of Spain (508th)
by Miles Davis
196121214,782 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (637th)
by Robert Johnson
196222510,567 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,168th)
by Ray Charles
196326746,917 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196431639,360 A Hard Day's Night (222nd)
by The Beatles
1965382206,636 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966411295,174 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967558467,845 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968759297,741 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969885448,431 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,2041,843,809

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.

VolunteersUnited States Jefferson Airplane
Year of Release:1969Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1969:48Rank Score:835
Rank in 1960s171Overall Rank:1,895
Average Rating:  76/100 (104 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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172.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:827
Rank in 1960s172Overall Rank:1,910
Average Rating:  77/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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173.

Sunshine SupermanUnited Kingdom Donovan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 1966:20Rank Score:822
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,914
Average Rating:  78/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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174.

Caetano VelosoBrazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1968Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1968:34Rank Score:821
Rank in 1960s174Overall Rank:1,921
Average Rating:  78/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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175.

Las Últimas ComposicionesChile Violeta Parra
Year of Release:1966Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1966:21Rank Score:817
Rank in 1960s175Overall Rank:1,928
Average Rating:  73/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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176.

To Our Children's Children's ChildrenUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1969:49Rank Score:817
Rank in 1960s176Overall Rank:1,931
Average Rating:  77/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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177.

A Salty DogUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1969Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1969:50Rank Score:807
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:1,944
Average Rating:  76/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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178.

Electric Music For The Mind And BodyUnited States Country Joe And The Fish
Year of Release:1967Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1967:33Rank Score:805
Rank in 1960s178Overall Rank:1,951
Average Rating:  76/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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179.

Machine GunGermany Peter Brötzmann
Year of Release:1968Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1968:35Rank Score:799
Rank in 1960s179Overall Rank:1,969
Average Rating:  75/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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180.

Bert JanschUnited Kingdom Bert Jansch
Year of Release:1965Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1965:17Rank Score:794
Rank in 1960s180Overall Rank:1,984
Average Rating:  80/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 43 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 62 6%
1965 90 9%
1966 102 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 231 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 600 60%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 19 2%
France 13 1%
Germany 10 1%
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