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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 22,000 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.
196017915,372 Sketches Of Spain (485th)
by Miles Davis
196119913,495 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (615th)
by Robert Johnson
196220810,139 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,199th)
by Ray Charles
196324744,852 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196429637,805 A Hard Day's Night (215th)
by The Beatles
1965368199,896 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966396284,486 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967544453,306 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968736287,478 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969844432,042 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,0171,778,869

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.

Creedence Clearwater RevivalUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1968Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 1968:36Rank Score:744
Rank in 1960s181Overall Rank:2,024
Average Rating:  77/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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182.

Bert JanschUnited Kingdom Bert Jansch
Year of Release:1965Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1965:17Rank Score:735
Rank in 1960s182Overall Rank:2,041
Average Rating:  80/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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183.

Maiden VoyageUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1965Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1965:18Rank Score:732
Rank in 1960s183Overall Rank:2,046
Average Rating:  78/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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184.

Born Under A Bad SignUnited States Albert King
Year of Release:1967Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1967:33Rank Score:727
Rank in 1960s184Overall Rank:2,062
Average Rating:  78/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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185.

Procol HarumUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1967Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1967:34Rank Score:723
Rank in 1960s185Overall Rank:2,074
Average Rating:  78/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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186.

Electric Music For The Mind And BodyUnited States Country Joe And The Fish
Year of Release:1967Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1967:35Rank Score:719
Rank in 1960s186Overall Rank:2,090
Average Rating:  75/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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187.

On The Threshold Of A DreamUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1969:51Rank Score:710
Rank in 1960s187Overall Rank:2,108
Average Rating:  77/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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188.

Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1962Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1962:3Rank Score:706
Rank in 1960s188Overall Rank:2,114
Average Rating:  72/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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189.

AtlantisUnited States Sun Ra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1969:52Rank Score:706
Rank in 1960s189Overall Rank:2,115
Average Rating:  75/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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190.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:705
Rank in 1960s190Overall Rank:2,116
Average Rating:  77/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 42 4%
1961 35 4%
1962 42 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 106 11%
1967 144 14%
1968 199 20%
1969 227 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Walter Wanderley 12 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 595 60%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Brazil 42 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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