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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 19,000 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.
196015813,029 Sketches Of Spain (467th)
by Miles Davis
196118013,824 King of the Delta Blues Singers (559th)
by Robert Johnson
19621859,432 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,132nd)
by Ray Charles
196322141,732 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196425134,486 A Hard Day's Night (221st)
by The Beatles
1965319186,001 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966346266,861 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967470426,621 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968628268,757 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969677398,802 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,4351,659,545

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.

Maiden VoyageUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1965Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1965:17Rank Score:691
Rank in 1960s181Overall Rank:2,011
Average Rating:  77/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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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:688
Rank in 1960s182Overall Rank:2,024
Average Rating:  77/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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183.

Pain In My HeartUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1964Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1964:11Rank Score:687
Rank in 1960s183Overall Rank:2,027
Average Rating:  75/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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184.

The Soft MachineUnited Kingdom Soft Machine
Year of Release:1968Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1968:36Rank Score:681
Rank in 1960s184Overall Rank:2,047
Average Rating:  76/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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185.

Jackson C FrankUnited States Jackson C Frank
Year of Release:1965Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1965:18Rank Score:673
Rank in 1960s185Overall Rank:2,063
Average Rating:  79/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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186.

A Christmas Gift For YouUnited States Phil Spector
Year of Release:1963Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:668
Rank in 1960s186Overall Rank:2,083
Average Rating:  77/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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187.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:666
Rank in 1960s187Overall Rank:2,086
Average Rating:  78/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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188.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:658
Rank in 1960s188Overall Rank:2,100
Average Rating:  77/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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189.

Our Mother The MountainUnited States Townes Van Zandt
Year of Release:1969Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1969:51Rank Score:658
Rank in 1960s189Overall Rank:2,101
Average Rating:  77/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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190.

AlmendraArgentina Almendra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1969:52Rank Score:657
Rank in 1960s190Overall Rank:2,104
Average Rating:  77/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 44 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 46 5%
1963 49 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 99 10%
1966 102 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 210 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 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 597 60%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Brazil 49 5%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Canada 21 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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