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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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1960s decade summary
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.
196011911,322 Sketches Of Spain (499th)
by Miles Davis
196113311,974 King of the Delta Blues Singers (530th)
by Robert Johnson
19621317,138 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,166th)
by Ray Charles
196317235,699 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196420430,177 A Hard Day's Night (206th)
by The Beatles
1965258166,141 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966281237,552 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967386382,040 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968509236,973 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969539349,657 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7321,468,672

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.

Speak No EvilUnited States Wayne Shorter
Year of Release:1965Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1965:15Rank Score:647
Rank in 1960s171Overall Rank:1,926
Average Rating: 77/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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172.

Pastel BluesUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1965Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1965:16Rank Score:645
Rank in 1960s172Overall Rank:1,934
Average Rating: 80/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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173.

To Our Children's Children's ChildrenUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1969:48Rank Score:644
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,936
Average Rating: 74/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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174.

Moondog (1969)United States Moondog
Year of Release:1969Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1969:49Rank Score:643
Rank in 1960s174Overall Rank:1,941
Average Rating: 78/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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175.

Jackson C FrankUnited States Jackson C Frank
Year of Release:1965Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1965:17Rank Score:624
Rank in 1960s175Overall Rank:1,977
Average Rating: 78/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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176.

In-A-Gadda-Da-VidaUnited States Iron Butterfly
Year of Release:1968Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1968:33Rank Score:621
Rank in 1960s176Overall Rank:1,987
Average Rating: 73/100 (80 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:605
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:2,026
Average Rating: 78/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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178.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:604
Rank in 1960s178Overall Rank:2,031
Average Rating: 77/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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179.

A Christmas Gift For YouUnited States Phil Spector
Year of Release:1963Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:598
Rank in 1960s179Overall Rank:2,051
Average Rating: 75/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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180.

KinksUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1964Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1964:11Rank Score:596
Rank in 1960s180Overall Rank:2,054
Average Rating: 73/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 47 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 97 10%
1966 101 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 196 20%
1969 208 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Johnny Cash 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 618 62%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 24 2%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 10 1%
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