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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 23,000 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.
196019016,850 Sketches Of Spain (510th)
by Miles Davis
196121414,969 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (634th)
by Robert Johnson
196222810,851 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,103rd)
by Ray Charles
196326847,864 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (148th)
by Bob Dylan
196432439,757 A Hard Day's Night (220th)
by The Beatles
1965386209,283 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966413298,829 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967566473,318 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968766300,963 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969896454,753 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,2511,867,437

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

Bert JanschUnited Kingdom Bert Jansch
Year of Release:1965Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 1965:17Rank Score:787
Rank in 1960s181Overall Rank:2,017
Average Rating:  80/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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182.

Pain In My HeartUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1964Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1964:10Rank Score:780
Rank in 1960s182Overall Rank:2,036
Average Rating:  76/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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183.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:771
Rank in 1960s183Overall Rank:2,052
Average Rating:  79/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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184.

Speak No EvilUnited States Wayne Shorter
Year of Release:1966Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1966:22Rank Score:767
Rank in 1960s184Overall Rank:2,057
Average Rating:  80/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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185.

Live At The Star Club, HamburgUnited States Jerry Lee Lewis
Year of Release:1964Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1964:11Rank Score:762
Rank in 1960s185Overall Rank:2,076
Average Rating:  76/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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186.

Creedence Clearwater RevivalUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1968Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1968:36Rank Score:760
Rank in 1960s186Overall Rank:2,081
Average Rating:  77/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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187.

AlmendraArgentina Almendra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1969:51Rank Score:758
Rank in 1960s187Overall Rank:2,082
Average Rating:  78/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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188.

Easter EverywhereUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1967Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1967:34Rank Score:751
Rank in 1960s188Overall Rank:2,103
Average Rating:  80/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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189.

Maiden VoyageUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1965Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1965:18Rank Score:751
Rank in 1960s189Overall Rank:2,104
Average Rating:  78/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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190.

Procol HarumUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1967Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1967:35Rank Score:746
Rank in 1960s190Overall Rank:2,116
Average Rating:  78/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 43 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 60 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 101 10%
1967 140 14%
1968 198 20%
1969 231 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 603 60%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 19 2%
France 13 1%
Germany 10 1%
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