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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.
196016313,465 Sketches Of Spain (460th)
by Miles Davis
196118113,610 King of the Delta Blues Singers (569th)
by Robert Johnson
19621859,301 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,156th)
by Ray Charles
196322142,039 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (144th)
by Bob Dylan
196425634,832 A Hard Day's Night (221st)
by The Beatles
1965321188,369 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966350269,707 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967478430,626 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968637271,468 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969704402,225 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,4961,675,640

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.

On The Threshold Of A DreamUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1969:53Rank Score:655
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,122
Average Rating:  77/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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192.

Folk SingerUnited States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1964Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1964:12Rank Score:642
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,156
Average Rating:  76/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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193.

The Good, The Bad & The UglyItaly Ennio Morricone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1966:23Rank Score:638
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,166
Average Rating:  80/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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194.

In-A-Gadda-Da-VidaUnited States Iron Butterfly
Year of Release:1968Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1968:37Rank Score:635
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,174
Average Rating:  73/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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195.

Creedence Clearwater RevivalUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1968Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1968:38Rank Score:632
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,186
Average Rating:  77/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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196.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:632
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,190
Average Rating:  78/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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197.

AstigmaticPoland Krzysztof Komeda
Year of Release:1966Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1966:24Rank Score:621
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,212
Average Rating:  77/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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198.

OarCanada Alexander Spence
Year of Release:1969Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1969:54Rank Score:618
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,217
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:616
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,219
Average Rating:  72/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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200.

Turn! Turn! Turn!United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1965:19Rank Score:616
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,220
Average Rating:  76/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 45 5%
1961 41 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 101 10%
1966 105 11%
1967 143 14%
1968 197 20%
1969 212 21%
Artist Albums %


Walter Wanderley 19 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 595 60%
United Kingdom 234 23%
Brazil 51 5%
Canada 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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