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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 17,000 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.
196012211,873 Sketches Of Spain (494th)
by Miles Davis
196113912,227 King of the Delta Blues Singers (532nd)
by Robert Johnson
19621417,873 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,060th)
by Ray Charles
196317837,368 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (143rd)
by Bob Dylan
196421231,089 A Hard Day's Night (201st)
by The Beatles
1965263170,034 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966289242,137 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967406394,345 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968527245,469 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969561362,277 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,8381,514,694

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
181.

KinksUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1964Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1964:12Rank Score:624
Rank in 1960s181Overall Rank:2,043
Average Rating:  73/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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182.

OarCanada Alexander Spence
Year of Release:1969Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1969:50Rank Score:623
Rank in 1960s182Overall Rank:2,046
Average Rating:  73/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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183.

Bert JanschUnited Kingdom Bert Jansch
Year of Release:1965Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1965:19Rank Score:622
Rank in 1960s183Overall Rank:2,049
Average Rating:  78/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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184.

Moondog (1969)United States Moondog
Year of Release:1969Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1969:51Rank Score:622
Rank in 1960s184Overall Rank:2,051
Average Rating:  79/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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185.

Almendra Argentina Almendra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1969:52Rank Score:613
Rank in 1960s185Overall Rank:2,071
Average Rating:  76/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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186.

A Christmas Gift For YouUnited States Phil Spector
Year of Release:1963Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:604
Rank in 1960s186Overall Rank:2,091
Average Rating:  75/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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187.

The Soft MachineUnited Kingdom Soft Machine
Year of Release:1968Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1968:35Rank Score:601
Rank in 1960s187Overall Rank:2,099
Average Rating:  75/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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188.

Electric Music For The Mind And BodyUnited States Country Joe And The Fish
Year of Release:1967Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1967:35Rank Score:597
Rank in 1960s188Overall Rank:2,109
Average Rating:  74/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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189.

Creedence Clearwater RevivalUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1968Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1968:36Rank Score:596
Rank in 1960s189Overall Rank:2,116
Average Rating:  77/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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190.

Born Under A Bad SignUnited States Albert King
Year of Release:1967Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1967:36Rank Score:592
Rank in 1960s190Overall Rank:2,127
Average Rating:  77/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 97 10%
1966 94 9%
1967 143 14%
1968 200 20%
1969 212 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 619 62%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Canada 22 2%
Brazil 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 13 1%
France 11 1%
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