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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 17,000 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.
196012212,008 Sketches Of Spain (496th)
by Miles Davis
196113912,268 King of the Delta Blues Singers (536th)
by Robert Johnson
19621427,915 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,066th)
by Ray Charles
196317837,444 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (142nd)
by Bob Dylan
196421431,190 A Hard Day's Night (201st)
by The Beatles
1965263170,179 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966289242,506 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967407394,352 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968527246,012 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969564363,344 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,8451,517,218

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.

Caetano VelosoBrazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1968Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1968:37Rank Score:591
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,132
Average Rating:  77/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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192.

Scott 2United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1968Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1968:38Rank Score:587
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,142
Average Rating:  77/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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193.

Easter EverywhereUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1967Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1967:37Rank Score:581
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,155
Average Rating:  78/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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194.

Blues BreakersUnited Kingdom John Mayall With Eric Clapton
Year of Release:1966Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1966:19Rank Score:572
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,176
Average Rating:  79/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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195.

On The Threshold Of A DreamUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1969:53Rank Score:561
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,203
Average Rating:  76/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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196.

Machine GunGermany Peter Br√∂tzmann
Year of Release:1968Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1968:39Rank Score:559
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,206
Average Rating:  74/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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197.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:558
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,208
Average Rating:  73/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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198.

Maiden VoyageUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1965Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1965:20Rank Score:557
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,218
Average Rating:  77/100 (48 votes)
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199.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1961:6Rank Score:555
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,223
Average Rating:  75/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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200.

AtlantisUnited States Sun Ra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1969:54Rank Score:553
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,231
Average Rating:  76/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 51 5%
1961 44 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 95 10%
1966 96 10%
1967 141 14%
1968 201 20%
1969 214 21%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 618 62%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Brazil 25 3%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 11 1%
France 11 1%
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