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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 16,000 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.
196011511,002 Sketches Of Spain (483rd)
by Miles Davis
196113011,620 King of the Delta Blues Singers (519th)
by Robert Johnson
19621276,881 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,282nd)
by Ray Charles
196316935,292 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (147th)
by Bob Dylan
196420329,942 A Hard Day's Night (201st)
by The Beatles
1965258163,876 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966276235,092 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967382377,323 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968499233,699 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969533345,663 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6921,450,390

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

VolunteersUnited States Jefferson Airplane
Year of Release:1969Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1969:51Rank Score:578
Rank in 1960s181Overall Rank:2,108
Average Rating: 74/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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182.

The Hangman's Beautiful DaughterUnited Kingdom The Incredible String Band
Year of Release:1968Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1968:35Rank Score:577
Rank in 1960s182Overall Rank:2,110
Average Rating: 73/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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183.

A Christmas Gift For YouUnited States Phil Spector
Year of Release:1963Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:577
Rank in 1960s183Overall Rank:2,111
Average Rating: 76/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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184.

Born Under A Bad SignUnited States Albert King
Year of Release:1967Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1967:36Rank Score:567
Rank in 1960s184Overall Rank:2,131
Average Rating: 77/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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185.

Live At The Star Club, HamburgUnited States Jerry Lee Lewis
Year of Release:1964Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1964:12Rank Score:565
Rank in 1960s185Overall Rank:2,134
Average Rating: 76/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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186.

AstigmaticPoland Krzysztof Komeda
Year of Release:1966Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1966:19Rank Score:554
Rank in 1960s186Overall Rank:2,163
Average Rating: 75/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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187.

Jackson C FrankUnited States Jackson C Frank
Year of Release:1965Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1965:17Rank Score:550
Rank in 1960s187Overall Rank:2,170
Average Rating: 78/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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188.

Maiden VoyageUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1965Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1965:18Rank Score:549
Rank in 1960s188Overall Rank:2,174
Average Rating: 76/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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189.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:538
Rank in 1960s189Overall Rank:2,221
Average Rating: 79/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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190.

Caetano VelosoBrazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1968Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1968:36Rank Score:536
Rank in 1960s190Overall Rank:2,226
Average Rating: 77/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 44 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 42 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 69 7%
1965 99 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 210 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
Johnny Cash 13 1%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Various Artists 11 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 613 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Canada 24 2%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 10 1%
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