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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 24,000 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.
196020716,943 Sketches Of Spain (508th)
by Miles Davis
196123915,376 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (635th)
by Robert Johnson
196224411,022 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,130th)
by Ray Charles
196328548,400 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (150th)
by Bob Dylan
196434640,717 A Hard Day's Night (214th)
by The Beatles
1965401212,280 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966436303,395 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967593477,921 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968812304,063 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969940461,389 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,5031,891,505

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, The Beach Boys, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The Rolling Stones and King Crimson.
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RankAlbumArtist
191.

Easter EverywhereUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1967Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1967:34Rank Score:751
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,125
Average Rating:  80/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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192.

Procol HarumUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1967Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1967:35Rank Score:742
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,151
Average Rating:  78/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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193.

The Good, The Bad & The UglyItaly Ennio Morricone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1966:24Rank Score:741
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,156
Average Rating:  82/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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194.

On The Threshold Of A DreamUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1969:52Rank Score:740
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,161
Average Rating:  77/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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195.

Moondog (1969)United States Moondog
Year of Release:1969Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1969:53Rank Score:736
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,168
Average Rating:  80/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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196.

The Soft MachineUnited Kingdom Soft Machine
Year of Release:1968Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 1968:37Rank Score:727
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,189
Average Rating:  77/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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197.

Francis Albert Sinatra And Antonio Carlos JobimMixed Nationality Frank Sinatra And Antonio Carlos Jobim
Year of Release:1967Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1967:36Rank Score:717
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,218
Average Rating:  76/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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198.

Roger The EngineerUnited Kingdom The Yardbirds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1966:25Rank Score:713
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,230
Average Rating:  77/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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199.

Folk SingerUnited States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1964Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1964:12Rank Score:709
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,235
Average Rating:  76/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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200.

Yellow SubmarineUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1969:54Rank Score:692
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,278
Average Rating:  67/100 (374 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 40 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 54 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 194 19%
1969 229 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 607 61%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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