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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 14,000 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.
196011010,036 Sketches Of Spain (486th)
by Miles Davis
196112111,102 King of the Delta Blues Singers (498th)
by Robert Johnson
19621166,309 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,163rd)
by Ray Charles
196315932,609 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (142nd)
by Bob Dylan
196418527,576 A Hard Day's Night (197th)
by The Beatles
1965239152,611 Highway 61 Revisited (17th)
by Bob Dylan
1966254221,811 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967360355,610 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968465219,085 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969495324,857 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,5041,361,606

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, Van Morrison and Love.
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RankAlbumArtist
181.

A Salty DogUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1969Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1969:51Rank Score:537
Rank in 1960s181Overall Rank:2,066
Average Rating: 76/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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182.

A Christmas Gift For YouUnited States Phil Spector
Year of Release:1963Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:528
Rank in 1960s182Overall Rank:2,094
Average Rating: 76/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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183.

Caetano VelosoBrazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1968Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1968:36Rank Score:528
Rank in 1960s183Overall Rank:2,097
Average Rating: 76/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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184.

Born Under A Bad SignUnited States Albert King
Year of Release:1967Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1967:37Rank Score:527
Rank in 1960s184Overall Rank:2,099
Average Rating: 78/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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185.

Scott 2United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1968Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1968:37Rank Score:514
Rank in 1960s185Overall Rank:2,158
Average Rating: 77/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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186.

Our Mother The MountainUnited States Townes Van Zandt
Year of Release:1969Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1969:52Rank Score:513
Rank in 1960s186Overall Rank:2,162
Average Rating: 75/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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187.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1961:6Rank Score:509
Rank in 1960s187Overall Rank:2,175
Average Rating: 76/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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188.

VolunteersUnited States Jefferson Airplane
Year of Release:1969Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1969:53Rank Score:497
Rank in 1960s188Overall Rank:2,200
Average Rating: 74/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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189.

Pastel BluesUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1965Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1965:15Rank Score:484
Rank in 1960s189Overall Rank:2,240
Average Rating: 79/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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190.

Live At The Star Club, HamburgUnited States Jerry Lee Lewis
Year of Release:1964Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1964:11Rank Score:475
Rank in 1960s190Overall Rank:2,267
Average Rating: 77/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 49 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 48 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 96 10%
1966 100 10%
1967 149 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 208 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 14 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Various Artists 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 607 61%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Canada 20 2%
Italy 14 1%
France 13 1%
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