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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.
196012212,335 Sketches Of Spain (486th)
by Miles Davis
196114012,664 King of the Delta Blues Singers (527th)
by Robert Johnson
19621448,224 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,064th)
by Ray Charles
196317937,934 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (143rd)
by Bob Dylan
196421431,249 A Hard Day's Night (207th)
by The Beatles
1965267172,079 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966291244,266 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967409398,115 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968537247,477 The Beatles (The White Album) (10th)
by The Beatles
1969570367,186 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,8731,531,530

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.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:703
Rank in 1960s171Overall Rank:1,838
Average Rating:  77/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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172.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:696
Rank in 1960s172Overall Rank:1,852
Average Rating:  76/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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173.

The Allman Brothers BandUnited States The Allman Brothers Band
Year of Release:1969Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1969:48Rank Score:685
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,886
Average Rating:  77/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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174.

Happy SadUnited States Tim Buckley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1969:49Rank Score:684
Rank in 1960s174Overall Rank:1,890
Average Rating:  77/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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175.

Jackson C FrankUnited States Jackson C Frank
Year of Release:1965Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1965:17Rank Score:682
Rank in 1960s175Overall Rank:1,895
Average Rating:  78/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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176.

Pain In My HeartUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1964Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1964:10Rank Score:680
Rank in 1960s176Overall Rank:1,904
Average Rating:  75/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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177.

Sunshine SupermanUnited Kingdom Donovan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1966:18Rank Score:670
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:1,919
Average Rating:  76/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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178.

Live At The Star Club, HamburgUnited States Jerry Lee Lewis
Year of Release:1964Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1964:11Rank Score:661
Rank in 1960s178Overall Rank:1,942
Average Rating:  76/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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179.

Turn! Turn! Turn!United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1965:18Rank Score:656
Rank in 1960s179Overall Rank:1,953
Average Rating:  76/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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180.

A Christmas Gift For YouUnited States Phil Spector
Year of Release:1963Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:655
Rank in 1960s180Overall Rank:1,954
Average Rating:  76/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 51 5%
1961 44 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 98 10%
1966 97 10%
1967 143 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 214 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 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 619 62%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Brazil 25 3%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 10 1%
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