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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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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.
196011511,001 Sketches Of Spain (483rd)
by Miles Davis
196112911,598 King of the Delta Blues Singers (521st)
by Robert Johnson
19621276,866 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,302nd)
by Ray Charles
196316935,296 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (147th)
by Bob Dylan
196420329,942 A Hard Day's Night (201st)
by The Beatles
1965258163,914 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966276235,227 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967382377,427 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968499233,706 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969532345,602 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6901,450,581

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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RankAlbumArtist
191.

Scott 2United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1968Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1968:37Rank Score:534
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,231
Average Rating: 77/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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192.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:533
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,235
Average Rating: 73/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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193.

Roger The EngineerUnited Kingdom The Yardbirds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1966:20Rank Score:531
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,240
Average Rating: 77/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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194.

The Rolling StonesUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1964Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1964:13Rank Score:528
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,253
Average Rating: 74/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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195.

AtlantisUnited States Sun Ra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1969:52Rank Score:520
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,271
Average Rating: 76/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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196.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1961:6Rank Score:520
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,272
Average Rating: 75/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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197.

Yellow SubmarineUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1969:53Rank Score:516
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,284
Average Rating: 66/100 (249 votes)
Comments: 18 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:2,300
Average Rating: 74/100 (37 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:2,313
Average Rating: 74/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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200.

Basket Of LightUnited Kingdom Pentangle
Year of Release:1969Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1969:54Rank Score:503
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,337
Average Rating: 74/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 44 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 42 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 69 7%
1965 99 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 210 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
Johnny Cash 13 1%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Various Artists 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 613 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Canada 24 2%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Italy 12 1%
Netherlands 10 1%
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