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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 24,000 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.
196021017,401 Sketches Of Spain (511th)
by Miles Davis
196124315,709 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (635th)
by Robert Johnson
196224811,215 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,168th)
by Ray Charles
196328948,861 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (153rd)
by Bob Dylan
196434740,675 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965409214,387 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966439305,374 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967596481,576 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968822306,127 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969959465,256 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,5621,906,581

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

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:886
Rank in 1960s171Overall Rank:1,888
Average Rating:  78/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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172.

Machine GunGermany Peter Brötzmann
Year of Release:1968Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1968:33Rank Score:878
Rank in 1960s172Overall Rank:1,896
Average Rating:  75/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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173.

Unit StructuresUnited States Cecil Taylor
Year of Release:1966Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1966:20Rank Score:878
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,897
Average Rating:  76/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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174.

Fleetwood MacUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1968Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1968:34Rank Score:871
Rank in 1960s174Overall Rank:1,914
Average Rating:  74/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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175.

Jackson C FrankUnited States Jackson C Frank
Year of Release:1965Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1965:16Rank Score:870
Rank in 1960s175Overall Rank:1,919
Average Rating:  81/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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176.

Live At The Star Club, HamburgUnited States Jerry Lee Lewis
Year of Release:1964Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1964:10Rank Score:868
Rank in 1960s176Overall Rank:1,926
Average Rating:  76/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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177.

Buffalo SpringfieldUnited States Buffalo Springfield
Year of Release:1966Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1966:21Rank Score:864
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:1,938
Average Rating:  76/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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178.

Ewa Demarczyk śpiewa Piosenki Zygmunta KoniecznegoPoland Ewa Demarczyk
Year of Release:1967Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1967:33Rank Score:862
Rank in 1960s178Overall Rank:1,942
Average Rating:  72/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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179.

Sunshine SupermanUnited Kingdom Donovan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 1966:22Rank Score:856
Rank in 1960s179Overall Rank:1,948
Average Rating:  78/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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180.

Then Play OnUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1969Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1969:49Rank Score:854
Rank in 1960s180Overall Rank:1,950
Average Rating:  76/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 42 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 194 19%
1969 227 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 607 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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