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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 20,000 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.
196016413,468 Sketches Of Spain (465th)
by Miles Davis
196118213,767 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (567th)
by Robert Johnson
19621929,536 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,166th)
by Ray Charles
196322342,739 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (144th)
by Bob Dylan
196425835,687 A Hard Day's Night (224th)
by The Beatles
1965325189,892 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966353272,463 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967502435,274 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968660274,235 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969713404,700 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,5721,691,759

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.

The Good, The Bad & The UglyItaly Ennio Morricone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1966:23Rank Score:643
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,168
Average Rating:  80/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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192.

Folk SingerUnited States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1964Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1964:12Rank Score:639
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,175
Average Rating:  76/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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193.

Creedence Clearwater RevivalUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1968Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1968:36Rank Score:638
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,178
Average Rating:  77/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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194.

Turn! Turn! Turn!United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1965:19Rank Score:636
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,187
Average Rating:  76/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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195.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:629
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,201
Average Rating:  78/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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196.

A Rainbow In Curved AirUnited States Terry Riley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1969:54Rank Score:621
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,224
Average Rating:  78/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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197.

AstigmaticPoland Krzysztof Komeda
Year of Release:1966Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1966:24Rank Score:621
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,225
Average Rating:  77/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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198.

OarCanada Alexander Spence
Year of Release:1969Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1969:55Rank Score:619
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,235
Average Rating:  77/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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199.

Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1962Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1962:3Rank Score:614
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,248
Average Rating:  72/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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200.

Scott 2United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1968Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1968:37Rank Score:612
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,258
Average Rating:  78/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 42 4%
1961 41 4%
1962 45 5%
1963 49 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 99 10%
1966 105 11%
1967 145 15%
1968 199 20%
1969 212 21%
Artist Albums %


Walter Wanderley 19 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 594 59%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Brazil 50 5%
Canada 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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