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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.
196015112,909 Sketches Of Spain (465th)
by Miles Davis
196116813,297 King of the Delta Blues Singers (557th)
by Robert Johnson
19621778,864 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,117th)
by Ray Charles
196321040,965 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196424133,930 A Hard Day's Night (220th)
by The Beatles
1965303183,573 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966331264,116 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967453421,366 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968607265,813 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969648394,776 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,2891,639,609

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.

Scott 2United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1968Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1968:35Rank Score:688
Rank in 1960s181Overall Rank:2,005
Average Rating:  77/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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182.

Pain In My HeartUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1964Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1964:11Rank Score:675
Rank in 1960s182Overall Rank:2,044
Average Rating:  75/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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183.

AlmendraArgentina Almendra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1969:51Rank Score:663
Rank in 1960s183Overall Rank:2,070
Average Rating:  77/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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184.

Machine GunGermany Peter Brötzmann
Year of Release:1968Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1968:36Rank Score:661
Rank in 1960s184Overall Rank:2,072
Average Rating:  73/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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185.

Our Mother The MountainUnited States Townes Van Zandt
Year of Release:1969Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1969:52Rank Score:660
Rank in 1960s185Overall Rank:2,079
Average Rating:  77/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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186.

The Soft MachineUnited Kingdom Soft Machine
Year of Release:1968Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1968:37Rank Score:659
Rank in 1960s186Overall Rank:2,082
Average Rating:  75/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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187.

A Christmas Gift For YouUnited States Phil Spector
Year of Release:1963Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:658
Rank in 1960s187Overall Rank:2,085
Average Rating:  77/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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188.

KinksUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1964Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1964:12Rank Score:658
Rank in 1960s188Overall Rank:2,086
Average Rating:  73/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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189.

Maiden VoyageUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1965Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1965:17Rank Score:650
Rank in 1960s189Overall Rank:2,109
Average Rating:  77/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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190.

Jackson C FrankUnited States Jackson C Frank
Year of Release:1965Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1965:18Rank Score:634
Rank in 1960s190Overall Rank:2,150
Average Rating:  79/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 40 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 98 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 198 20%
1969 215 22%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Johnny Cash 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 616 62%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 27 3%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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