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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.
196021618,524 Sketches Of Spain (511th)
by Miles Davis
196125116,759 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (662nd)
by Robert Johnson
196226311,465 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,169th)
by Ray Charles
196331152,538 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (144th)
by Charles Mingus
196437244,220 A Hard Day's Night (218th)
by The Beatles
1965426227,383 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966469320,493 Revolver (4th)
by The Beatles
1967632507,812 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968878323,114 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,038495,419 Abbey Road (3rd)
by The Beatles
Total4,8562,017,727

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
191.

On The Threshold Of A DreamUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1969:51Rank Score:811
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,128
Average Rating:  77/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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192.

Moondog (1969)United States Moondog
Year of Release:1969Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1969:52Rank Score:808
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,136
Average Rating:  80/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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193.

Procol HarumUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1967Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 1967:34Rank Score:799
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,157
Average Rating:  78/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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194.

Pain In My HeartUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1964Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1964:11Rank Score:797
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,160
Average Rating:  76/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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195.

Francis Albert Sinatra And Antonio Carlos JobimMixed Nationality Frank Sinatra And Antonio Carlos Jobim
Year of Release:1967Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1967:35Rank Score:796
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,161
Average Rating:  76/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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196.

AlmendraArgentina Almendra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1969:53Rank Score:790
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,170
Average Rating:  78/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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197.

Scott 3United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1969Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1969:54Rank Score:790
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,171
Average Rating:  77/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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198.

Folk SingerUnited States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1964Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1964:12Rank Score:777
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,205
Average Rating:  77/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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199.

A Rainbow In Curved AirUnited States Terry Riley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1969:55Rank Score:776
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,206
Average Rating:  79/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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200.

The Soft MachineUnited Kingdom Soft Machine
Year of Release:1968Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 1968:38Rank Score:766
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,228
Average Rating:  77/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 40 4%
1961 39 4%
1962 38 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 146 15%
1968 197 20%
1969 228 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%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 614 61%
United Kingdom 226 23%
Brazil 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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