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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 18,000 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.
196013312,498 Sketches Of Spain (474th)
by Miles Davis
196115212,367 King of the Delta Blues Singers (569th)
by Robert Johnson
19621648,364 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,104th)
by Ray Charles
196319939,434 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196422532,871 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965283179,667 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966310255,181 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967428410,921 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968580259,697 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969616382,849 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,0901,593,851

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
191.

Electric Music For The Mind And BodyUnited States Country Joe And The Fish
Year of Release:1967Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1967:36Rank Score:616
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,137
Average Rating:  74/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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192.

OarCanada Alexander Spence
Year of Release:1969Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1969:52Rank Score:612
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,149
Average Rating:  75/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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193.

Folk SingerUnited States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1964Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1964:13Rank Score:611
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,155
Average Rating:  74/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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194.

The Soft MachineUnited Kingdom Soft Machine
Year of Release:1968Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1968:38Rank Score:609
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,162
Average Rating:  75/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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195.

AtlantisUnited States Sun Ra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1969:53Rank Score:603
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,175
Average Rating:  77/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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196.

Moondog (1969)United States Moondog
Year of Release:1969Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1969:54Rank Score:599
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,188
Average Rating:  79/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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197.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:596
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,202
Average Rating:  78/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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198.

AstigmaticPoland Krzysztof Komeda
Year of Release:1966Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1966:21Rank Score:596
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,203
Average Rating:  76/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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199.

Turn! Turn! Turn!United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1965:20Rank Score:591
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,217
Average Rating:  76/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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200.

Our Mother The MountainUnited States Townes Van Zandt
Year of Release:1969Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1969:55Rank Score:588
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,231
Average Rating:  77/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 48 5%
1961 40 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 99 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 198 20%
1969 215 22%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 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 26 3%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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