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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 19,000 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.
196013612,772 Sketches Of Spain (469th)
by Miles Davis
196115312,742 King of the Delta Blues Singers (551st)
by Robert Johnson
19621668,380 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,136th)
by Ray Charles
196320139,923 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (147th)
by Bob Dylan
196423532,932 A Hard Day's Night (221st)
by The Beatles
1965288180,218 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966317259,550 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967431414,216 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968586261,652 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969623387,445 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,1361,609,829

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.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:662
Rank in 1960s181Overall Rank:2,043
Average Rating:  77/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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182.

AstigmaticPoland Krzysztof Komeda
Year of Release:1966Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1966:23Rank Score:660
Rank in 1960s182Overall Rank:2,049
Average Rating:  76/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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183.

KinksUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1964Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1964:12Rank Score:654
Rank in 1960s183Overall Rank:2,064
Average Rating:  73/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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184.

Almendra Argentina Almendra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1969:50Rank Score:651
Rank in 1960s184Overall Rank:2,067
Average Rating:  79/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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185.

The Soft MachineUnited Kingdom Soft Machine
Year of Release:1968Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1968:35Rank Score:648
Rank in 1960s185Overall Rank:2,077
Average Rating:  75/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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186.

In-A-Gadda-Da-VidaUnited States Iron Butterfly
Year of Release:1968Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1968:36Rank Score:646
Rank in 1960s186Overall Rank:2,082
Average Rating:  73/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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187.

A Christmas Gift For YouUnited States Phil Spector
Year of Release:1963Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:638
Rank in 1960s187Overall Rank:2,102
Average Rating:  76/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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188.

Maiden VoyageUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1965Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1965:17Rank Score:636
Rank in 1960s188Overall Rank:2,104
Average Rating:  76/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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189.

Scott 2United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1968Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1968:37Rank Score:628
Rank in 1960s189Overall Rank:2,121
Average Rating:  77/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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190.

Folk SingerUnited States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1964Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1964:13Rank Score:626
Rank in 1960s190Overall Rank:2,129
Average Rating:  75/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 47 5%
1961 42 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 98 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 199 20%
1969 214 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Otis Redding 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 615 62%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Brazil 26 3%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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