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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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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.
196011911,373 Sketches Of Spain (511th)
by Miles Davis
196113212,150 King of the Delta Blues Singers (523rd)
by Robert Johnson
19621327,163 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,134th)
by Ray Charles
196317335,987 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196420530,302 A Hard Day's Night (204th)
by The Beatles
1965259166,960 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966282238,955 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967386383,733 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968511239,173 The Beatles (The White Album) (10th)
by The Beatles
1969540351,599 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7391,477,396

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

Pain In My HeartUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1964Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1964:10Rank Score:651
Rank in 1960s171Overall Rank:1,926
Average Rating: 75/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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172.

Sunshine SupermanUnited Kingdom Donovan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1966:18Rank Score:651
Rank in 1960s172Overall Rank:1,927
Average Rating: 75/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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173.

Speak No EvilUnited States Wayne Shorter
Year of Release:1965Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1965:15Rank Score:650
Rank in 1960s173Overall Rank:1,930
Average Rating: 77/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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174.

Pastel BluesUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1965Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1965:16Rank Score:650
Rank in 1960s174Overall Rank:1,931
Average Rating: 80/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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175.

Jackson C FrankUnited States Jackson C Frank
Year of Release:1965Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1965:17Rank Score:644
Rank in 1960s175Overall Rank:1,947
Average Rating: 78/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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176.

In-A-Gadda-Da-VidaUnited States Iron Butterfly
Year of Release:1968Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1968:33Rank Score:621
Rank in 1960s176Overall Rank:1,996
Average Rating: 73/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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177.

Easter EverywhereUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1967Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1967:35Rank Score:619
Rank in 1960s177Overall Rank:2,003
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:2,040
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:38 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:597
Rank in 1960s179Overall Rank:2,059
Average Rating: 75/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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180.

Creedence Clearwater RevivalUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1968Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1968:34Rank Score:595
Rank in 1960s180Overall Rank:2,065
Average Rating: 76/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 47 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 99 10%
1966 101 10%
1967 143 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 621 62%
United Kingdom 226 23%
Brazil 24 2%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 11 1%
France 10 1%
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