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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 26,000 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.
196021617,859 Sketches Of Spain (510th)
by Miles Davis
196125016,458 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (647th)
by Robert Johnson
196225711,791 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,170th)
by Ray Charles
196330450,398 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (146th)
by Charles Mingus
196436543,541 A Hard Day's Night (210th)
by The Beatles
1965419222,817 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966459316,981 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967619501,135 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968860317,129 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,008486,127 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,7571,984,236

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

Machine GunGermany Peter Brötzmann
Year of Release:1968Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1968:34Rank Score:885
Rank in 1960s181Overall Rank:1,946
Average Rating:  76/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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182.

Jazz På SvenskaSweden Jan Johansson
Year of Release:1964Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1964:9Rank Score:876
Rank in 1960s182Overall Rank:1,970
Average Rating:  75/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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183.

Live At The Star Club, HamburgUnited States Jerry Lee Lewis
Year of Release:1964Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1964:10Rank Score:873
Rank in 1960s183Overall Rank:1,975
Average Rating:  76/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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184.

Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1962Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 1962:3Rank Score:840
Rank in 1960s184Overall Rank:2,039
Average Rating:  72/100 (261 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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185.

Caetano VelosoBrazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1968Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1968:35Rank Score:832
Rank in 1960s185Overall Rank:2,054
Average Rating:  78/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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186.

Roger The EngineerUnited Kingdom The Yardbirds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1966:24Rank Score:827
Rank in 1960s186Overall Rank:2,065
Average Rating:  77/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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187.

Ewa Demarczyk śpiewa Piosenki Zygmunta KoniecznegoPoland Ewa Demarczyk
Year of Release:1967Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1967:33Rank Score:826
Rank in 1960s187Overall Rank:2,069
Average Rating:  73/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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188.

The Good, The Bad & The UglyItaly Ennio Morricone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1966:25Rank Score:817
Rank in 1960s188Overall Rank:2,090
Average Rating:  82/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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189.

Creedence Clearwater RevivalUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1968Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1968:36Rank Score:806
Rank in 1960s189Overall Rank:2,108
Average Rating:  77/100 (152 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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190.

AlmendraArgentina Almendra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1969:51Rank Score:799
Rank in 1960s190Overall Rank:2,121
Average Rating:  78/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 37 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 40 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 147 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 230 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 611 61%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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