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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 15,000 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.
196011210,432 Sketches Of Spain (469th)
by Miles Davis
196112411,379 King of the Delta Blues Singers (501st)
by Robert Johnson
19621226,731 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,266th)
by Ray Charles
196316434,369 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196419029,279 A Hard Day's Night (198th)
by The Beatles
1965248160,745 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966265231,495 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967369370,226 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968482229,368 The Beatles (The White Album) (8th)
by The Beatles
1969519339,161 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,5951,423,184

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, The Beach Boys, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Van Morrison and King Crimson.
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RankAlbumArtist
191.

Our Mother The MountainUnited States Townes Van Zandt
Year of Release:1969Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1969:53Rank Score:529
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,186
Average Rating: 76/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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192.

Caetano VelosoBrazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1968Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1968:37Rank Score:529
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,188
Average Rating: 78/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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193.

Machine GunGermany Peter Br√∂tzmann
Year of Release:1968Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1968:38Rank Score:523
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,208
Average Rating: 73/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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194.

Blues BreakersUnited Kingdom John Mayall With Eric Clapton
Year of Release:1966Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1966:19Rank Score:522
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,211
Average Rating: 78/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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195.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:520
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,221
Average Rating: 79/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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196.

Yellow SubmarineUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1969:54Rank Score:513
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,239
Average Rating: 67/100 (236 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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197.

Electric Music For The Mind And BodyUnited States Country Joe And The Fish
Year of Release:1967Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1967:37Rank Score:509
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,256
Average Rating: 74/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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198.

Folk SingerUnited States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1964Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1964:12Rank Score:507
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,265
Average Rating: 75/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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199.

Turn! Turn! Turn!United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1965:19Rank Score:494
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,307
Average Rating: 75/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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200.

A Rainbow In Curved AirUnited States Terry Riley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1969:55Rank Score:490
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,323
Average Rating: 78/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 42 4%
1961 49 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 48 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 100 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 193 19%
1969 213 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Various Artists 12 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 609 61%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Brazil 21 2%
France 15 2%
Italy 12 1%
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