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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 14,000 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.
196011010,188 Sketches Of Spain (486th)
by Miles Davis
196112111,035 King of the Delta Blues Singers (501st)
by Robert Johnson
19621166,347 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,115th)
by Ray Charles
196315832,470 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (141st)
by Bob Dylan
196418527,391 A Hard Day's Night (197th)
by The Beatles
1965238152,488 Highway 61 Revisited (17th)
by Bob Dylan
1966253221,758 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967357354,910 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968464218,948 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969494323,940 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,4961,359,476

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

Easter EverywhereUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1967Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1967:35Rank Score:583
Rank in 1960s171Overall Rank:1,954
Average Rating: 78/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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172.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:582
Rank in 1960s172Overall Rank:1,957
Average Rating: 75/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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173.

Monster MovieGermany Can
Year of Release:1969Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1969:50Rank Score:576
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,970
Average Rating: 78/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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174.

Creedence Clearwater RevivalUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1968Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1968:34Rank Score:574
Rank in 1960s174Overall Rank:1,971
Average Rating: 77/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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175.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:574
Rank in 1960s175Overall Rank:1,974
Average Rating: 75/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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176.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:567
Rank in 1960s176Overall Rank:1,987
Average Rating: 77/100 (41 votes)
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177.

In-A-Gadda-Da-VidaUnited States Iron Butterfly
Year of Release:1968Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1968:35Rank Score:553
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:2,027
Average Rating: 73/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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178.

A Rainbow In Curved AirUnited States Terry Riley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1969:51Rank Score:545
Rank in 1960s178Overall Rank:2,044
Average Rating: 77/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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179.

A Salty DogUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1969Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1969:52Rank Score:537
Rank in 1960s179Overall Rank:2,062
Average Rating: 76/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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180.

Caetano VelosoBrazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1968Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1968:36Rank Score:528
Rank in 1960s180Overall Rank:2,094
Average Rating: 76/100 (37 votes)
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 48 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 48 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 96 10%
1966 101 10%
1967 149 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 208 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Johnny Cash 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 606 61%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Canada 21 2%
Brazil 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 13 1%
Italy 13 1%
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