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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 15,000 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.
196011310,689 Sketches Of Spain (472nd)
by Miles Davis
196112511,576 King of the Delta Blues Singers (503rd)
by Robert Johnson
19621256,775 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,280th)
by Ray Charles
196316534,841 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196419629,632 A Hard Day's Night (197th)
by The Beatles
1965251162,001 Highway 61 Revisited (17th)
by Bob Dylan
1966269232,640 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967373372,545 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968487229,887 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969523341,040 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6271,431,624

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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181.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:579
Rank in 1960s181Overall Rank:2,062
Average Rating: 79/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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182.

Speak No EvilUnited States Wayne Shorter
Year of Release:1965Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1965:17Rank Score:577
Rank in 1960s182Overall Rank:2,068
Average Rating: 77/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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183.

A Christmas Gift For YouUnited States Phil Spector
Year of Release:1963Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:575
Rank in 1960s183Overall Rank:2,070
Average Rating: 76/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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184.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:575
Rank in 1960s184Overall Rank:2,073
Average Rating: 76/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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185.

VolunteersUnited States Jefferson Airplane
Year of Release:1969Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1969:51Rank Score:573
Rank in 1960s185Overall Rank:2,078
Average Rating: 74/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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186.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:566
Rank in 1960s186Overall Rank:2,104
Average Rating: 75/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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187.

Born Under A Bad SignUnited States Albert King
Year of Release:1967Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1967:36Rank Score:564
Rank in 1960s187Overall Rank:2,109
Average Rating: 78/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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188.

KinksUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1964Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1964:11Rank Score:563
Rank in 1960s188Overall Rank:2,111
Average Rating: 74/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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189.

AstigmaticPoland Krzysztof Komeda
Year of Release:1966Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1966:19Rank Score:547
Rank in 1960s189Overall Rank:2,151
Average Rating: 76/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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190.

Maiden VoyageUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1965Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1965:18Rank Score:545
Rank in 1960s190Overall Rank:2,155
Average Rating: 76/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 42 4%
1961 48 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 100 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 146 15%
1968 194 19%
1969 212 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Various Artists 12 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 612 61%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Brazil 21 2%
France 14 1%
Italy 12 1%
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