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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 15,000 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.
196011310,605 Sketches Of Spain (471st)
by Miles Davis
196112511,568 King of the Delta Blues Singers (501st)
by Robert Johnson
19621236,710 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,275th)
by Ray Charles
196316534,625 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (149th)
by Bob Dylan
196419329,500 A Hard Day's Night (198th)
by The Beatles
1965249161,614 Highway 61 Revisited (17th)
by Bob Dylan
1966268232,026 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967370371,649 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968484229,584 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969520340,860 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6101,428,741

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 King Crimson.
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171.

Monster MovieGermany Can
Year of Release:1969Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1969:48Rank Score:625
Rank in 1960s171Overall Rank:1,932
Average Rating: 76/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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172.

Jackson C FrankUnited States Jackson C Frank
Year of Release:1965Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1965:16Rank Score:622
Rank in 1960s172Overall Rank:1,940
Average Rating: 78/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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173.

Gris-GrisUnited States Dr. John
Year of Release:1968Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1968:32Rank Score:618
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,947
Average Rating: 77/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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174.

Scott 2United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1968Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1968:33Rank Score:615
Rank in 1960s174Overall Rank:1,955
Average Rating: 77/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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175.

Easter EverywhereUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1967Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1967:35Rank Score:611
Rank in 1960s175Overall Rank:1,963
Average Rating: 78/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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176.

In-A-Gadda-Da-VidaUnited States Iron Butterfly
Year of Release:1968Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1968:34Rank Score:610
Rank in 1960s176Overall Rank:1,965
Average Rating: 73/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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177.

AtlantisUnited States Sun Ra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1969:49Rank Score:606
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:1,978
Average Rating: 79/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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178.

The Hangman's Beautiful DaughterUnited Kingdom The Incredible String Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1968:35Rank Score:593
Rank in 1960s178Overall Rank:2,010
Average Rating: 73/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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179.

A Salty DogUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1969Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1969:50Rank Score:582
Rank in 1960s179Overall Rank:2,047
Average Rating: 75/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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180.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:579
Rank in 1960s180Overall Rank:2,052
Average Rating: 79/100 (52 votes)
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 42 4%
1961 48 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 100 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 146 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 212 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Various Artists 12 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 611 61%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Brazil 21 2%
France 14 1%
Italy 12 1%
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