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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 18,000 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.
196013312,493 Sketches Of Spain (474th)
by Miles Davis
196115212,365 King of the Delta Blues Singers (570th)
by Robert Johnson
19621648,361 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,105th)
by Ray Charles
196319939,454 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196422932,888 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965284179,521 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966312255,533 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967429411,047 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968582259,605 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969617383,059 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,1011,594,326

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.

In-A-Gadda-Da-VidaUnited States Iron Butterfly
Year of Release:1968Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1968:35Rank Score:651
Rank in 1960s181Overall Rank:2,049
Average Rating:  73/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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182.

Almendra Argentina Almendra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1969:50Rank Score:650
Rank in 1960s182Overall Rank:2,055
Average Rating:  78/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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183.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:646
Rank in 1960s183Overall Rank:2,061
Average Rating:  77/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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184.

A Christmas Gift For YouUnited States Phil Spector
Year of Release:1963Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:634
Rank in 1960s184Overall Rank:2,090
Average Rating:  76/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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185.

Folk SingerUnited States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1964Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1964:13Rank Score:631
Rank in 1960s185Overall Rank:2,099
Average Rating:  74/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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186.

Maiden VoyageUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1965Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1965:18Rank Score:624
Rank in 1960s186Overall Rank:2,114
Average Rating:  76/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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187.

On The Threshold Of A DreamUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1969:51Rank Score:624
Rank in 1960s187Overall Rank:2,115
Average Rating:  76/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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188.

Scott 2United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1968Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1968:36Rank Score:623
Rank in 1960s188Overall Rank:2,116
Average Rating:  77/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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189.

Free Jazz: A Collective ImprovisationUnited States Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
Year of Release:1961Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1961:4Rank Score:623
Rank in 1960s189Overall Rank:2,119
Average Rating:  76/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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190.

Moondog (1969)United States Moondog
Year of Release:1969Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1969:52Rank Score:622
Rank in 1960s190Overall Rank:2,122
Average Rating:  79/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 48 5%
1961 40 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 99 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 198 20%
1969 215 22%
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%
Johnny Cash 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 616 62%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 26 3%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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