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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 16,000 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.
196011510,951 Sketches Of Spain (487th)
by Miles Davis
196112811,677 King of the Delta Blues Singers (508th)
by Robert Johnson
19621266,853 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,293rd)
by Ray Charles
196316935,481 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (144th)
by Bob Dylan
196420330,016 A Hard Day's Night (202nd)
by The Beatles
1965257164,054 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966276235,303 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967381377,744 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968497233,922 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969531346,188 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6831,452,189

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.

Pastel BluesUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1965Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1965:15Rank Score:645
Rank in 1960s171Overall Rank:1,922
Average Rating: 80/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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172.

Monster MovieGermany Can
Year of Release:1969Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1969:49Rank Score:644
Rank in 1960s172Overall Rank:1,923
Average Rating: 74/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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173.

Gris-GrisUnited States Dr. John
Year of Release:1968Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1968:32Rank Score:633
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,948
Average Rating: 77/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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174.

Moondog (1969)United States Moondog
Year of Release:1969Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1969:50Rank Score:633
Rank in 1960s174Overall Rank:1,949
Average Rating: 78/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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175.

Speak No EvilUnited States Wayne Shorter
Year of Release:1965Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1965:16Rank Score:631
Rank in 1960s175Overall Rank:1,957
Average Rating: 77/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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176.

In-A-Gadda-Da-VidaUnited States Iron Butterfly
Year of Release:1968Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1968:33Rank Score:613
Rank in 1960s176Overall Rank:1,996
Average Rating: 73/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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177.

Easter EverywhereUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1967Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1967:35Rank Score:613
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:1,997
Average Rating: 78/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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178.

AtlantisUnited States Sun Ra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1969:51Rank Score:606
Rank in 1960s178Overall Rank:2,015
Average Rating: 76/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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179.

A Salty DogUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1969Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1969:52Rank Score:592
Rank in 1960s179Overall Rank:2,060
Average Rating: 75/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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180.

The Hangman's Beautiful DaughterUnited Kingdom The Incredible String Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1968:34Rank Score:590
Rank in 1960s180Overall Rank:2,068
Average Rating: 73/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 43 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 43 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 68 7%
1965 100 10%
1966 97 10%
1967 146 15%
1968 197 20%
1969 209 21%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 612 61%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 24 2%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Italy 12 1%
Netherlands 11 1%
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