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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 24,000 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.
196021017,401 Sketches Of Spain (511th)
by Miles Davis
196124315,709 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (635th)
by Robert Johnson
196224811,215 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,168th)
by Ray Charles
196328948,861 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (153rd)
by Bob Dylan
196434740,675 A Hard Day's Night (217th)
by The Beatles
1965409214,387 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966439305,374 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967596481,576 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968822306,127 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969959465,256 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,5621,906,581

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Velvet Underground And Nico, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Doors and The Rolling Stones.
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RankAlbumArtist
181.

Maiden VoyageUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1965Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1965:17Rank Score:845
Rank in 1960s181Overall Rank:1,961
Average Rating:  78/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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182.

To Our Children's Children's ChildrenUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1969:50Rank Score:817
Rank in 1960s182Overall Rank:2,011
Average Rating:  77/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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183.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:816
Rank in 1960s183Overall Rank:2,013
Average Rating:  79/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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184.

Caetano VelosoBrazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1968Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1968:35Rank Score:811
Rank in 1960s184Overall Rank:2,023
Average Rating:  78/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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185.

Bert JanschUnited Kingdom Bert Jansch
Year of Release:1965Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1965:18Rank Score:793
Rank in 1960s185Overall Rank:2,060
Average Rating:  79/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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186.

Pain In My HeartUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1964Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1964:11Rank Score:788
Rank in 1960s186Overall Rank:2,071
Average Rating:  76/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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187.

Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1962Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 1962:3Rank Score:784
Rank in 1960s187Overall Rank:2,082
Average Rating:  72/100 (235 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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188.

Creedence Clearwater RevivalUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1968Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1968:36Rank Score:765
Rank in 1960s188Overall Rank:2,120
Average Rating:  77/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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189.

AlmendraArgentina Almendra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1969:51Rank Score:761
Rank in 1960s189Overall Rank:2,129
Average Rating:  77/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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190.

Moondog (1969)United States Moondog
Year of Release:1969Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1969:52Rank Score:760
Rank in 1960s190Overall Rank:2,132
Average Rating:  80/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 42 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 194 19%
1969 227 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 607 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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