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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 19,000 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.
196015913,085 Sketches Of Spain (469th)
by Miles Davis
196118113,819 King of the Delta Blues Singers (565th)
by Robert Johnson
19621859,541 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,130th)
by Ray Charles
196322141,844 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (144th)
by Bob Dylan
196425134,438 A Hard Day's Night (221st)
by The Beatles
1965319186,328 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966346267,048 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967470426,960 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968628269,123 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969678399,167 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,4381,661,352

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.

Caetano VelosoBrazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1968Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1968:34Rank Score:754
Rank in 1960s171Overall Rank:1,880
Average Rating:  78/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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172.

AtlantisUnited States Sun Ra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1969:48Rank Score:741
Rank in 1960s172Overall Rank:1,914
Average Rating:  75/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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173.

Uncle MeatUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1969Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1969:49Rank Score:738
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,918
Average Rating:  77/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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174.

Scott 2United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1968Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1968:35Rank Score:737
Rank in 1960s174Overall Rank:1,919
Average Rating:  77/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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175.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:736
Rank in 1960s175Overall Rank:1,923
Average Rating:  77/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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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:724
Rank in 1960s176Overall Rank:1,938
Average Rating:  75/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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177.

Bert JanschUnited Kingdom Bert Jansch
Year of Release:1965Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1965:16Rank Score:713
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:1,960
Average Rating:  79/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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178.

Sunshine SupermanUnited Kingdom Donovan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1966:20Rank Score:710
Rank in 1960s178Overall Rank:1,967
Average Rating:  77/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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179.

Las Últimas ComposicionesChile Violeta Parra
Year of Release:1966Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1966:21Rank Score:709
Rank in 1960s179Overall Rank:1,969
Average Rating:  72/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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180.

Speak No EvilUnited States Wayne Shorter
Year of Release:1966Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1966:22Rank Score:700
Rank in 1960s180Overall Rank:1,991
Average Rating:  78/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 44 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 47 5%
1963 49 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 99 10%
1966 101 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 197 20%
1969 209 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 596 60%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Brazil 49 5%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Canada 21 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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