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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.
196012111,736 Sketches Of Spain (493rd)
by Miles Davis
196113512,447 King of the Delta Blues Singers (528th)
by Robert Johnson
19621387,668 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,102nd)
by Ray Charles
196317436,723 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (142nd)
by Bob Dylan
196421230,918 A Hard Day's Night (200th)
by The Beatles
1965261169,158 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966284242,035 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967395390,559 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968517243,374 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969553359,265 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7901,503,882

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.

Machine GunGermany Peter Br√∂tzmann
Year of Release:1968Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1968:38Rank Score:561
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,181
Average Rating: 74/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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192.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:557
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,194
Average Rating: 74/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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193.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1961:6Rank Score:556
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,201
Average Rating: 75/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 2 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:555
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,205
Average Rating: 77/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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195.

Maiden VoyageUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1965Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1965:19Rank Score:553
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,213
Average Rating: 77/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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196.

A Rainbow In Curved AirUnited States Terry Riley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1969:54Rank Score:541
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,269
Average Rating: 77/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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197.

The Soft MachineUnited Kingdom Soft Machine
Year of Release:1968Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1968:39Rank Score:538
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,278
Average Rating: 74/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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198.

The Rolling StonesUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1964Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1964:13Rank Score:535
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,286
Average Rating: 73/100 (123 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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199.

Bert JanschUnited Kingdom Bert Jansch
Year of Release:1965Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1965:20Rank Score:533
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,292
Average Rating: 79/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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200.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:531
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,300
Average Rating: 76/100 (47 votes)
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 100 10%
1966 96 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 196 20%
1969 211 21%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 620 62%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Brazil 23 2%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 13 1%
France 11 1%
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