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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 20,000 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.
196016313,465 Sketches Of Spain (460th)
by Miles Davis
196118113,610 King of the Delta Blues Singers (570th)
by Robert Johnson
19621859,301 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,156th)
by Ray Charles
196322141,959 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196425634,942 A Hard Day's Night (221st)
by The Beatles
1965321188,371 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966350269,940 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967478430,709 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968637271,466 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969704402,201 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,4961,675,965

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.

Procol HarumUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1967Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1967:33Rank Score:768
Rank in 1960s171Overall Rank:1,862
Average Rating:  78/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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172.

Live At The Star Club, HamburgUnited States Jerry Lee Lewis
Year of Release:1964Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1964:10Rank Score:761
Rank in 1960s172Overall Rank:1,870
Average Rating:  77/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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173.

AtlantisUnited States Sun Ra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1969:48Rank Score:745
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,910
Average Rating:  76/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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174.

Sunshine SupermanUnited Kingdom Donovan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 1966:20Rank Score:734
Rank in 1960s174Overall Rank:1,930
Average Rating:  77/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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175.

Uncle MeatUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1969Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1969:49Rank Score:723
Rank in 1960s175Overall Rank:1,947
Average Rating:  77/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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176.

To Our Children's Children's ChildrenUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1969:50Rank Score:723
Rank in 1960s176Overall Rank:1,948
Average Rating:  76/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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177.

Las Últimas ComposicionesChile Violeta Parra
Year of Release:1966Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1966:21Rank Score:708
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:1,981
Average Rating:  73/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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178.

Our Mother The MountainUnited States Townes Van Zandt
Year of Release:1969Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1969:51Rank Score:707
Rank in 1960s178Overall Rank:1,990
Average Rating:  78/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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179.

Speak No EvilUnited States Wayne Shorter
Year of Release:1966Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1966:22Rank Score:702
Rank in 1960s179Overall Rank:2,001
Average Rating:  79/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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180.

Bert JanschUnited Kingdom Bert Jansch
Year of Release:1965Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1965:16Rank Score:701
Rank in 1960s180Overall Rank:2,004
Average Rating:  80/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 45 5%
1961 41 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 101 10%
1966 105 11%
1967 143 14%
1968 197 20%
1969 212 21%
Artist Albums %


Walter Wanderley 19 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 595 60%
United Kingdom 234 23%
Brazil 51 5%
Canada 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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