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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.
196020816,992 Sketches Of Spain (508th)
by Miles Davis
196124115,479 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (636th)
by Robert Johnson
196224411,030 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,131st)
by Ray Charles
196328648,392 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (152nd)
by Bob Dylan
196434740,713 A Hard Day's Night (215th)
by The Beatles
1965404212,297 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966437303,671 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967594478,324 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968812304,171 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969940461,732 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,5131,892,800

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

Jackson C FrankUnited States Jackson C Frank
Year of Release:1965Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1965:16Rank Score:880
Rank in 1960s171Overall Rank:1,869
Average Rating:  81/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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172.

Buffalo SpringfieldUnited States Buffalo Springfield
Year of Release:1966Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 1966:21Rank Score:878
Rank in 1960s172Overall Rank:1,875
Average Rating:  76/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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173.

Machine GunGermany Peter Brötzmann
Year of Release:1968Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1968:33Rank Score:873
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,883
Average Rating:  76/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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174.

Fleetwood MacUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1968Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1968:34Rank Score:871
Rank in 1960s174Overall Rank:1,890
Average Rating:  74/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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175.

Electric Music For The Mind And BodyUnited States Country Joe And The Fish
Year of Release:1967Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1967:32Rank Score:868
Rank in 1960s175Overall Rank:1,898
Average Rating:  77/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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176.

Sunshine SupermanUnited Kingdom Donovan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 1966:22Rank Score:862
Rank in 1960s176Overall Rank:1,907
Average Rating:  78/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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177.

Then Play OnUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1969Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1969:49Rank Score:855
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:1,924
Average Rating:  76/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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178.

Ewa Demarczyk śpiewa Piosenki Zygmunta KoniecznegoPoland Ewa Demarczyk
Year of Release:1967Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1967:33Rank Score:847
Rank in 1960s178Overall Rank:1,939
Average Rating:  72/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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179.

To Our Children's Children's ChildrenUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1969:50Rank Score:820
Rank in 1960s179Overall Rank:1,987
Average Rating:  77/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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180.

Caetano VelosoBrazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1968Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1968:35Rank Score:810
Rank in 1960s180Overall Rank:2,005
Average Rating:  78/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 40 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 54 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 194 19%
1969 229 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 607 61%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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