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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 25,000 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.
196021017,874 Sketches Of Spain (520th)
by Miles Davis
196124516,277 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (642nd)
by Robert Johnson
196225611,776 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,147th)
by Ray Charles
196329249,952 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (147th)
by Charles Mingus
196435742,558 A Hard Day's Night (213th)
by The Beatles
1965413220,439 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966446313,767 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967606494,855 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968842313,611 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969985478,630 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,6521,959,739

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

Bert JanschUnited Kingdom Bert Jansch
Year of Release:1965Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 1965:18Rank Score:785
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,115
Average Rating:  79/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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192.

On The Threshold Of A DreamUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1969:52Rank Score:779
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,127
Average Rating:  77/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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193.

Easter EverywhereUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1967Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1967:34Rank Score:763
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,163
Average Rating:  79/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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194.

AlmendraArgentina Almendra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1969:53Rank Score:760
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,168
Average Rating:  77/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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195.

Procol HarumUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1967Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1967:35Rank Score:758
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,170
Average Rating:  78/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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196.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:753
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,179
Average Rating:  78/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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197.

The Soft MachineUnited Kingdom Soft Machine
Year of Release:1968Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 1968:37Rank Score:734
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,226
Average Rating:  77/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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198.

In-A-Gadda-Da-VidaUnited States Iron Butterfly
Year of Release:1968Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 1968:38Rank Score:732
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,232
Average Rating:  72/100 (137 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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199.

Folk SingerUnited States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1964Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1964:12Rank Score:732
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,234
Average Rating:  76/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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200.

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:718
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,265
Average Rating:  76/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 41 4%
1962 40 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 60 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 147 15%
1968 194 19%
1969 231 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 610 61%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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