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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.
196011911,322 Sketches Of Spain (499th)
by Miles Davis
196113311,974 King of the Delta Blues Singers (530th)
by Robert Johnson
19621317,138 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,165th)
by Ray Charles
196317235,699 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196420430,177 A Hard Day's Night (206th)
by The Beatles
1965258166,141 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966281237,552 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967386382,040 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968509236,973 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969539349,657 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7321,468,672

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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181.

Creedence Clearwater RevivalUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1968Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1968:34Rank Score:590
Rank in 1960s181Overall Rank:2,075
Average Rating: 77/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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182.

A Salty DogUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1969Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1969:50Rank Score:590
Rank in 1960s182Overall Rank:2,076
Average Rating: 75/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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183.

AstigmaticPoland Krzysztof Komeda
Year of Release:1966Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1966:19Rank Score:579
Rank in 1960s183Overall Rank:2,107
Average Rating: 75/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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184.

VolunteersUnited States Jefferson Airplane
Year of Release:1969Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1969:51Rank Score:577
Rank in 1960s184Overall Rank:2,115
Average Rating: 74/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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185.

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 1960s185Overall Rank:2,116
Average Rating: 73/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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186.

Born Under A Bad SignUnited States Albert King
Year of Release:1967Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1967:36Rank Score:570
Rank in 1960s186Overall Rank:2,132
Average Rating: 77/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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187.

Live At The Star Club, HamburgUnited States Jerry Lee Lewis
Year of Release:1964Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1964:12Rank Score:565
Rank in 1960s187Overall Rank:2,148
Average Rating: 75/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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188.

Caetano VelosoBrazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1968Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1968:36Rank Score:554
Rank in 1960s188Overall Rank:2,173
Average Rating: 77/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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189.

Roger The EngineerUnited Kingdom The Yardbirds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1966:20Rank Score:550
Rank in 1960s189Overall Rank:2,187
Average Rating: 77/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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190.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:548
Rank in 1960s190Overall Rank:2,195
Average Rating: 73/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 47 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 97 10%
1966 101 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 196 20%
1969 208 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Johnny Cash 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 618 62%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 24 2%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 10 1%
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