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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 26,000 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.
196021618,524 Sketches Of Spain (511th)
by Miles Davis
196125116,759 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (662nd)
by Robert Johnson
196226311,465 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,169th)
by Ray Charles
196331152,538 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (144th)
by Charles Mingus
196437244,220 A Hard Day's Night (218th)
by The Beatles
1965426227,383 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966469320,493 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967632507,812 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968878323,114 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,038495,419 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total4,8562,017,727

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

AstigmaticPoland Krzysztof Komeda
Year of Release:1966Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1966:20Rank Score:963
Rank in 1960s171Overall Rank:1,852
Average Rating:  78/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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172.

OarCanada Alexander Spence
Year of Release:1969Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1969:49Rank Score:959
Rank in 1960s172Overall Rank:1,861
Average Rating:  77/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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173.

Sunshine SupermanUnited Kingdom Donovan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 1966:21Rank Score:955
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,869
Average Rating:  78/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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174.

Jazz På SvenskaSweden Jan Johansson
Year of Release:1964Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1964:8Rank Score:955
Rank in 1960s174Overall Rank:1,870
Average Rating:  76/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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175.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:949
Rank in 1960s175Overall Rank:1,880
Average Rating:  79/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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176.

Meet The Beatles!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1964Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1964:9Rank Score:929
Rank in 1960s176Overall Rank:1,911
Average Rating:  77/100 (323 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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177.

Unit StructuresUnited States Cecil Taylor
Year of Release:1966Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1966:22Rank Score:913
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:1,936
Average Rating:  76/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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178.

Buffalo SpringfieldUnited States Buffalo Springfield
Year of Release:1966Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 1966:23Rank Score:905
Rank in 1960s178Overall Rank:1,946
Average Rating:  76/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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179.

To Our Children's Children's ChildrenUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1969:50Rank Score:902
Rank in 1960s179Overall Rank:1,953
Average Rating:  77/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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180.

Electric Music For The Mind And BodyUnited States Country Joe And The Fish
Year of Release:1967Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1967:32Rank Score:902
Rank in 1960s180Overall Rank:1,955
Average Rating:  77/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 40 4%
1961 39 4%
1962 38 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 146 15%
1968 197 20%
1969 228 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 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 614 61%
United Kingdom 226 23%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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