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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.
196012412,395 Sketches Of Spain (490th)
by Miles Davis
196114212,714 King of the Delta Blues Singers (524th)
by Robert Johnson
19621468,284 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,064th)
by Ray Charles
196318137,980 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (143rd)
by Bob Dylan
196421531,500 A Hard Day's Night (204th)
by The Beatles
1965268173,093 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966293245,399 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967410398,951 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968540248,671 The Beatles (The White Album) (10th)
by The Beatles
1969572369,281 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,8911,538,268

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:594
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,119
Average Rating:  77/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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192.

Born Under A Bad SignUnited States Albert King
Year of Release:1967Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1967:36Rank Score:592
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,125
Average Rating:  77/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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193.

Easter EverywhereUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1967Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1967:37Rank Score:583
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,151
Average Rating:  78/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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194.

On The Threshold Of A DreamUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1969:53Rank Score:576
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,174
Average Rating:  77/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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195.

Scott 2United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1968Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1968:38Rank Score:574
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,176
Average Rating:  77/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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196.

Maiden VoyageUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1965Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1965:20Rank Score:567
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,202
Average Rating:  77/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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197.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:560
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,222
Average Rating:  73/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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198.

Machine GunGermany Peter Br√∂tzmann
Year of Release:1968Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1968:39Rank Score:559
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,227
Average Rating:  73/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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199.

AtlantisUnited States Sun Ra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1969:54Rank Score:555
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,235
Average Rating:  76/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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200.

Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1962Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1962:3Rank Score:547
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,274
Average Rating:  72/100 (158 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 49 5%
1961 45 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 99 10%
1966 97 10%
1967 143 14%
1968 196 20%
1969 213 21%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 621 62%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 24 2%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 10 1%
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