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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 16,000 greatest album charts.

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1960s decade summary
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.
196011711,087 Sketches Of Spain (498th)
by Miles Davis
196113311,836 King of the Delta Blues Singers (529th)
by Robert Johnson
19621307,092 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,161st)
by Ray Charles
196317235,589 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (147th)
by Bob Dylan
196420330,125 A Hard Day's Night (205th)
by The Beatles
1965257165,442 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966281236,936 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967386380,949 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968509236,198 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969538348,978 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7261,464,231

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, King Crimson and Van Morrison.
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191.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:549
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,191
Average Rating: 73/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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192.

Almendra Argentina Almendra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1969:52Rank Score:547
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,198
Average Rating: 78/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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193.

AstigmaticPoland Krzysztof Komeda
Year of Release:1966Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1966:20Rank Score:546
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,200
Average Rating: 75/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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194.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1961:6Rank Score:541
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,223
Average Rating: 75/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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195.

Scott 2United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1968Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1968:37Rank Score:534
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,244
Average Rating: 77/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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196.

The Rolling StonesUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1964Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1964:13Rank Score:529
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,260
Average Rating: 74/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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197.

Yellow SubmarineUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1969:53Rank Score:519
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,285
Average Rating: 66/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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198.

Folk SingerUnited States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1964Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1964:14Rank Score:513
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,313
Average Rating: 74/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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199.

Electric Music For The Mind And BodyUnited States Country Joe And The Fish
Year of Release:1967Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1967:37Rank Score:509
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,328
Average Rating: 74/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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200.

Bert JanschUnited Kingdom Bert Jansch
Year of Release:1965Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1965:19Rank Score:506
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,346
Average Rating: 78/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 44 4%
1961 48 5%
1962 43 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 97 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 148 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 209 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Johnny Cash 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Various Artists 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 614 61%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Brazil 24 2%
Canada 24 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 10 1%
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