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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.
196012912,766 Sketches Of Spain (469th)
by Miles Davis
196114512,602 King of the Delta Blues Singers (537th)
by Robert Johnson
19621518,369 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,083rd)
by Ray Charles
196319138,392 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196421831,954 A Hard Day's Night (207th)
by The Beatles
1965277174,943 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966301249,047 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967420405,321 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968555254,100 The Beatles (The White Album) (10th)
by The Beatles
1969599375,948 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,9861,563,441

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.

Blues BreakersUnited Kingdom John Mayall With Eric Clapton
Year of Release:1966Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1966:19Rank Score:666
Rank in 1960s181Overall Rank:1,978
Average Rating:  78/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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182.

Jackson C FrankUnited States Jackson C Frank
Year of Release:1965Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1965:18Rank Score:661
Rank in 1960s182Overall Rank:1,992
Average Rating:  78/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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183.

In-A-Gadda-Da-VidaUnited States Iron Butterfly
Year of Release:1968Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1968:35Rank Score:660
Rank in 1960s183Overall Rank:1,997
Average Rating:  73/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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184.

Turn! Turn! Turn!United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1965:19Rank Score:659
Rank in 1960s184Overall Rank:2,002
Average Rating:  76/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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185.

Live At The Star Club, HamburgUnited States Jerry Lee Lewis
Year of Release:1964Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1964:11Rank Score:654
Rank in 1960s185Overall Rank:2,010
Average Rating:  76/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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186.

A Christmas Gift For YouUnited States Phil Spector
Year of Release:1963Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:634
Rank in 1960s186Overall Rank:2,057
Average Rating:  76/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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187.

KinksUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1964Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1964:12Rank Score:632
Rank in 1960s187Overall Rank:2,064
Average Rating:  74/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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188.

Moondog (1969)United States Moondog
Year of Release:1969Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1969:51Rank Score:626
Rank in 1960s188Overall Rank:2,072
Average Rating:  79/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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189.

Electric Music For The Mind And BodyUnited States Country Joe And The Fish
Year of Release:1967Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1967:36Rank Score:620
Rank in 1960s189Overall Rank:2,083
Average Rating:  74/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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190.

OarCanada Alexander Spence
Year of Release:1969Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1969:52Rank Score:620
Rank in 1960s190Overall Rank:2,086
Average Rating:  73/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 49 5%
1961 42 4%
1962 45 5%
1963 48 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 98 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 215 22%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Johnny Cash 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 618 62%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Brazil 25 3%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
France 11 1%
Italy 11 1%
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