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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 23,000 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.
196019016,851 Sketches Of Spain (508th)
by Miles Davis
196121815,253 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (636th)
by Robert Johnson
196223110,996 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,118th)
by Ray Charles
196326947,835 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (149th)
by Bob Dylan
196432640,216 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965389209,776 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966417299,873 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967571473,892 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968766300,944 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969904456,818 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,2811,872,453

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.

Jazz På SvenskaSweden Jan Johansson
Year of Release:1964Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1964:9Rank Score:889
Rank in 1960s171Overall Rank:1,844
Average Rating:  76/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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172.

Buffalo SpringfieldUnited States Buffalo Springfield
Year of Release:1966Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 1966:21Rank Score:879
Rank in 1960s172Overall Rank:1,856
Average Rating:  76/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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173.

Machine GunGermany Peter Brötzmann
Year of Release:1968Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1968:33Rank Score:874
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,868
Average Rating:  76/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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174.

Electric Music For The Mind And BodyUnited States Country Joe And The Fish
Year of Release:1967Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1967:32Rank Score:870
Rank in 1960s174Overall Rank:1,876
Average Rating:  76/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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175.

Fleetwood MacUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1968Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1968:34Rank Score:868
Rank in 1960s175Overall Rank:1,881
Average Rating:  74/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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176.

Then Play OnUnited Kingdom Fleetwood Mac
Year of Release:1969Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1969:49Rank Score:854
Rank in 1960s176Overall Rank:1,910
Average Rating:  76/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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177.

Ewa Demarczyk śpiewa Piosenki Zygmunta KoniecznegoPoland Ewa Demarczyk
Year of Release:1967Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1967:33Rank Score:854
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:1,912
Average Rating:  72/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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178.

Sunshine SupermanUnited Kingdom Donovan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 1966:22Rank Score:847
Rank in 1960s178Overall Rank:1,922
Average Rating:  78/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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179.

To Our Children's Children's ChildrenUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1969:50Rank Score:817
Rank in 1960s179Overall Rank:1,979
Average Rating:  77/100 (88 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:815
Rank in 1960s180Overall Rank:1,982
Average Rating:  78/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 42 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 100 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 196 20%
1969 229 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 608 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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