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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.
196019016,849 Sketches Of Spain (505th)
by Miles Davis
196121414,972 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (631st)
by Robert Johnson
196222710,850 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,104th)
by Ray Charles
196326847,746 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (149th)
by Bob Dylan
196432339,756 A Hard Day's Night (220th)
by The Beatles
1965386209,228 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966413298,549 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967566473,079 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968766300,662 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969896454,566 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,2491,866,258

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, The Beach Boys, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The Rolling Stones and King Crimson.
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RankAlbumArtist
171.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:864
Rank in 1960s171Overall Rank:1,874
Average Rating:  77/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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172.

Then Play OnUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1969Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1969:49Rank Score:856
Rank in 1960s172Overall Rank:1,882
Average Rating:  76/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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173.

Unit StructuresUnited States Cecil Taylor
Year of Release:1966Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1966:20Rank Score:855
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,889
Average Rating:  76/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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174.

Ewa Demarczyk śpiewa Piosenki Zygmunta KoniecznegoPoland Ewa Demarczyk
Year of Release:1967Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1967:32Rank Score:853
Rank in 1960s174Overall Rank:1,893
Average Rating:  73/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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175.

Sunshine SupermanUnited Kingdom Donovan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1966:21Rank Score:837
Rank in 1960s175Overall Rank:1,922
Average Rating:  78/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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176.

Electric Music For The Mind And BodyUnited States Country Joe And The Fish
Year of Release:1967Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1967:33Rank Score:830
Rank in 1960s176Overall Rank:1,932
Average Rating:  76/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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177.

Caetano VelosoBrazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1968Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1968:34Rank Score:821
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:1,950
Average Rating:  78/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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178.

To Our Children's Children's ChildrenUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1969:50Rank Score:818
Rank in 1960s178Overall Rank:1,954
Average Rating:  77/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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179.

Machine GunGermany Peter Brötzmann
Year of Release:1968Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1968:35Rank Score:799
Rank in 1960s179Overall Rank:1,984
Average Rating:  75/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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180.

Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1962Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1962:3Rank Score:790
Rank in 1960s180Overall Rank:2,010
Average Rating:  72/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 12 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 60 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 101 10%
1967 140 14%
1968 198 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%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 603 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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