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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 23,000 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.
196018916,475 Sketches Of Spain (508th)
by Miles Davis
196121214,803 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (637th)
by Robert Johnson
196222510,582 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,169th)
by Ray Charles
196326746,930 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196431739,390 A Hard Day's Night (222nd)
by The Beatles
1965382207,158 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966411295,672 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967558467,878 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968759297,918 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969887448,965 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,2071,845,772

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.

A Christmas Gift For YouMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1963Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1963:7Rank Score:724
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,144
Average Rating:  78/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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192.

Procol HarumUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1967Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1967:35Rank Score:720
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,149
Average Rating:  78/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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193.

The Soft MachineUnited Kingdom Soft Machine
Year of Release:1968Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1968:37Rank Score:716
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,164
Average Rating:  77/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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194.

Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1962Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 1962:3Rank Score:710
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,179
Average Rating:  72/100 (220 votes)
Comments: 12 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:35 charts
Rank in 1967:36Rank Score:695
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,213
Average Rating:  76/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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196.

Folk SingerUnited States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1964Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1964:12Rank Score:691
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,224
Average Rating:  76/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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197.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:679
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,262
Average Rating:  79/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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198.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:675
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,271
Average Rating:  79/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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199.

Turn! Turn! Turn!United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1965:19Rank Score:671
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,281
Average Rating:  76/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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200.

The Rolling StonesUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1964Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1964:13Rank Score:669
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,286
Average Rating:  74/100 (169 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 52 5%
1964 62 6%
1965 90 9%
1966 102 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 196 20%
1969 232 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 600 60%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 19 2%
France 13 1%
Germany 10 1%
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