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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 23,000 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.
196019016,804 Sketches Of Spain (509th)
by Miles Davis
196121815,215 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (634th)
by Robert Johnson
196223110,943 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,115th)
by Ray Charles
196326947,812 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (149th)
by Bob Dylan
196432640,384 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965389209,725 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966419299,985 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967571473,913 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968768300,770 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969905456,787 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,2861,872,338

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, The Beach Boys, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The Rolling Stones and King Crimson.
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RankAlbumArtist
181.

Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1962Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 1962:3Rank Score:795
Rank in 1960s181Overall Rank:2,012
Average Rating:  72/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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182.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:786
Rank in 1960s182Overall Rank:2,033
Average Rating:  79/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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183.

Bert JanschUnited Kingdom Bert Jansch
Year of Release:1965Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1965:17Rank Score:784
Rank in 1960s183Overall Rank:2,039
Average Rating:  80/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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184.

Pain In My HeartUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1964Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1964:10Rank Score:781
Rank in 1960s184Overall Rank:2,044
Average Rating:  76/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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185.

Creedence Clearwater RevivalUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1968Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1968:36Rank Score:763
Rank in 1960s185Overall Rank:2,083
Average Rating:  77/100 (137 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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186.

Live At The Star Club, HamburgUnited States Jerry Lee Lewis
Year of Release:1964Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1964:11Rank Score:762
Rank in 1960s186Overall Rank:2,086
Average Rating:  76/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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187.

AlmendraArgentina Almendra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1969:51Rank Score:760
Rank in 1960s187Overall Rank:2,093
Average Rating:  78/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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188.

Maiden VoyageUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1965Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1965:18Rank Score:757
Rank in 1960s188Overall Rank:2,101
Average Rating:  78/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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189.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:755
Rank in 1960s189Overall Rank:2,104
Average Rating:  78/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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190.

Easter EverywhereUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1967Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1967:34Rank Score:751
Rank in 1960s190Overall Rank:2,113
Average Rating:  80/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 101 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 230 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 15 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 606 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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