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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.
196011010,050 Sketches Of Spain (486th)
by Miles Davis
196112111,066 King of the Delta Blues Singers (498th)
by Robert Johnson
19621166,308 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,163rd)
by Ray Charles
196315932,698 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (142nd)
by Bob Dylan
196418527,543 A Hard Day's Night (197th)
by The Beatles
1965239152,883 Highway 61 Revisited (17th)
by Bob Dylan
1966254221,697 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967360355,953 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968465219,100 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969495324,950 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,5041,362,249

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.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:582
Rank in 1960s171Overall Rank:1,956
Average Rating: 75/100 (36 votes)
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172.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:581
Rank in 1960s172Overall Rank:1,960
Average Rating: 77/100 (42 votes)
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173.

Monster MovieGermany Can
Year of Release:1969Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1969:49Rank Score:576
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,971
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:575
Rank in 1960s174Overall Rank:1,972
Average Rating: 77/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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175.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:573
Rank in 1960s175Overall Rank:1,975
Average Rating: 79/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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176.

Electric Music For The Mind And BodyUnited States Country Joe And The Fish
Year of Release:1967Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1967:36Rank Score:572
Rank in 1960s176Overall Rank:1,980
Average Rating: 74/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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177.

Sunshine SupermanUnited Kingdom Donovan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1966:18Rank Score:565
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:1,994
Average Rating: 76/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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178.

In-A-Gadda-Da-VidaUnited States Iron Butterfly
Year of Release:1968Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1968:35Rank Score:554
Rank in 1960s178Overall Rank:2,024
Average Rating: 73/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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179.

A Rainbow In Curved AirUnited States Terry Riley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1969:50Rank Score:545
Rank in 1960s179Overall Rank:2,045
Average Rating: 77/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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180.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:542
Rank in 1960s180Overall Rank:2,053
Average Rating: 75/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 49 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 48 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 96 10%
1966 100 10%
1967 149 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 208 21%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 607 61%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Canada 20 2%
Italy 14 1%
France 13 1%
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