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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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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.
196012111,621 Sketches Of Spain (498th)
by Miles Davis
196113312,345 King of the Delta Blues Singers (525th)
by Robert Johnson
19621357,355 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,103rd)
by Ray Charles
196317336,457 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (147th)
by Bob Dylan
196420930,903 A Hard Day's Night (199th)
by The Beatles
1965260168,475 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966283240,987 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967390388,525 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968513241,763 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969544356,416 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7611,494,848

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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181.

Easter EverywhereUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1967Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1967:35Rank Score:612
Rank in 1960s181Overall Rank:2,042
Average Rating: 78/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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182.

A Christmas Gift For YouUnited States Phil Spector
Year of Release:1963Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:602
Rank in 1960s182Overall Rank:2,068
Average Rating: 75/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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183.

The Hangman's Beautiful DaughterUnited Kingdom The Incredible String Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1968:34Rank Score:597
Rank in 1960s183Overall Rank:2,078
Average Rating: 73/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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184.

Creedence Clearwater RevivalUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1968Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1968:35Rank Score:596
Rank in 1960s184Overall Rank:2,083
Average Rating: 77/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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185.

Moondog (1969)United States Moondog
Year of Release:1969Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1969:51Rank Score:593
Rank in 1960s185Overall Rank:2,095
Average Rating: 79/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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186.

A Salty DogUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1969Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1969:52Rank Score:590
Rank in 1960s186Overall Rank:2,105
Average Rating: 75/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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187.

Born Under A Bad SignUnited States Albert King
Year of Release:1967Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1967:36Rank Score:570
Rank in 1960s187Overall Rank:2,154
Average Rating: 77/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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188.

Turn! Turn! Turn!United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1965:18Rank Score:567
Rank in 1960s188Overall Rank:2,161
Average Rating: 76/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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189.

Scott 2United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1968Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1968:36Rank Score:564
Rank in 1960s189Overall Rank:2,167
Average Rating: 77/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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190.

Caetano VelosoBrazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1968Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1968:37Rank Score:560
Rank in 1960s190Overall Rank:2,181
Average Rating: 76/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 42 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 101 10%
1966 97 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 210 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 12 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 624 62%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Canada 23 2%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 9 1%
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