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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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1960s decade summary
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.
196012111,776 Sketches Of Spain (493rd)
by Miles Davis
196113512,455 King of the Delta Blues Singers (528th)
by Robert Johnson
19621387,665 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,101st)
by Ray Charles
196317436,682 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (143rd)
by Bob Dylan
196421230,886 A Hard Day's Night (200th)
by The Beatles
1965261168,989 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966284241,823 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967395390,083 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968517242,904 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969552358,489 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7891,501,753

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.

OarCanada Alexander Spence
Year of Release:1969Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1969:51Rank Score:622
Rank in 1960s181Overall Rank:2,032
Average Rating: 73/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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182.

Moondog (1969)United States Moondog
Year of Release:1969Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1969:52Rank Score:611
Rank in 1960s182Overall Rank:2,051
Average Rating: 79/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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183.

The Hangman's Beautiful DaughterUnited Kingdom The Incredible String Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1968:34Rank Score:607
Rank in 1960s183Overall Rank:2,064
Average Rating: 73/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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184.

A Christmas Gift For YouUnited States Phil Spector
Year of Release:1963Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:601
Rank in 1960s184Overall Rank:2,078
Average Rating: 75/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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185.

Creedence Clearwater RevivalUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1968Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1968:35Rank Score:597
Rank in 1960s185Overall Rank:2,088
Average Rating: 76/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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186.

Turn! Turn! Turn!United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1965:18Rank Score:573
Rank in 1960s186Overall Rank:2,150
Average Rating: 76/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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187.

Easter EverywhereUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1967Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1967:35Rank Score:573
Rank in 1960s187Overall Rank:2,152
Average Rating: 78/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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188.

Born Under A Bad SignUnited States Albert King
Year of Release:1967Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1967:36Rank Score:572
Rank in 1960s188Overall Rank:2,155
Average Rating: 77/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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189.

Caetano VelosoBrazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1968Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1968:36Rank Score:566
Rank in 1960s189Overall Rank:2,173
Average Rating: 76/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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190.

Scott 2United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1968Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1968:37Rank Score:565
Rank in 1960s190Overall Rank:2,176
Average Rating: 77/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 101 10%
1966 95 10%
1967 143 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 211 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 225 23%
Brazil 23 2%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 13 1%
France 11 1%
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