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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 19,000 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.
196013612,760 Sketches Of Spain (467th)
by Miles Davis
196115312,759 King of the Delta Blues Singers (552nd)
by Robert Johnson
19621668,377 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,138th)
by Ray Charles
196320139,977 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (147th)
by Bob Dylan
196423532,938 A Hard Day's Night (222nd)
by The Beatles
1965288180,470 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966317259,743 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967431414,785 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968586262,047 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969623387,849 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,1361,611,705

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.

Live At The Star Club, HamburgUnited States Jerry Lee Lewis
Year of Release:1964Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1964:10Rank Score:751
Rank in 1960s171Overall Rank:1,846
Average Rating:  77/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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172.

Bert JanschUnited Kingdom Bert Jansch
Year of Release:1965Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1965:16Rank Score:742
Rank in 1960s172Overall Rank:1,865
Average Rating:  79/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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173.

To Our Children's Children's ChildrenUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1969:49Rank Score:728
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,897
Average Rating:  75/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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174.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:712
Rank in 1960s174Overall Rank:1,931
Average Rating:  77/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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175.

Las Últimas ComposicionesChile Violeta Parra
Year of Release:1966Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1966:19Rank Score:710
Rank in 1960s175Overall Rank:1,936
Average Rating:  75/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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176.

Sunshine SupermanUnited Kingdom Donovan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1966:20Rank Score:704
Rank in 1960s176Overall Rank:1,954
Average Rating:  76/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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177.

Speak No EvilUnited States Wayne Shorter
Year of Release:1966Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1966:21Rank Score:690
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:1,977
Average Rating:  78/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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178.

Pain In My HeartUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1964Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1964:11Rank Score:681
Rank in 1960s178Overall Rank:1,994
Average Rating:  75/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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179.

Born Under A Bad SignUnited States Albert King
Year of Release:1967Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1967:34Rank Score:679
Rank in 1960s179Overall Rank:2,000
Average Rating:  77/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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180.

Blues BreakersUnited Kingdom John Mayall With Eric Clapton
Year of Release:1966Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1966:22Rank Score:675
Rank in 1960s180Overall Rank:2,011
Average Rating:  79/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 47 5%
1961 42 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 98 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 199 20%
1969 214 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Johnny Cash 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 615 62%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Brazil 26 3%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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