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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 20,000 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.
196016313,468 Sketches Of Spain (461st)
by Miles Davis
196118113,660 King of the Delta Blues Singers (562nd)
by Robert Johnson
19621859,306 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,158th)
by Ray Charles
196322141,888 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196425634,969 A Hard Day's Night (222nd)
by The Beatles
1965321188,549 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966350270,123 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967477430,744 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968637271,418 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969704402,122 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,4951,676,248

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.

Pain In My HeartUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1964Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1964:11Rank Score:686
Rank in 1960s181Overall Rank:2,046
Average Rating:  76/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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182.

Born Under A Bad SignUnited States Albert King
Year of Release:1967Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1967:34Rank Score:682
Rank in 1960s182Overall Rank:2,055
Average Rating:  78/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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183.

The Soft MachineUnited Kingdom Soft Machine
Year of Release:1968Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1968:35Rank Score:681
Rank in 1960s183Overall Rank:2,057
Average Rating:  77/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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184.

Scott 2United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1968Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1968:36Rank Score:680
Rank in 1960s184Overall Rank:2,059
Average Rating:  78/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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185.

Maiden VoyageUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1965Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1965:18Rank Score:679
Rank in 1960s185Overall Rank:2,065
Average Rating:  77/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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186.

Electric Music For The Mind And BodyUnited States Country Joe And The Fish
Year of Release:1967Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1967:35Rank Score:661
Rank in 1960s186Overall Rank:2,102
Average Rating:  75/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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187.

AlmendraArgentina Almendra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1969:51Rank Score:659
Rank in 1960s187Overall Rank:2,108
Average Rating:  78/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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188.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:658
Rank in 1960s188Overall Rank:2,113
Average Rating:  79/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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189.

A Christmas Gift For YouUnited States Phil Spector
Year of Release:1963Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:657
Rank in 1960s189Overall Rank:2,116
Average Rating:  77/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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190.

AtlantisUnited States Sun Ra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1969:52Rank Score:656
Rank in 1960s190Overall Rank:2,123
Average Rating:  76/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 45 5%
1961 41 4%
1962 45 5%
1963 48 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 101 10%
1966 105 11%
1967 142 14%
1968 197 20%
1969 212 21%
Artist Albums %


Walter Wanderley 19 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 593 59%
United Kingdom 235 24%
Brazil 51 5%
Canada 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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