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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.
196011911,373 Sketches Of Spain (512th)
by Miles Davis
196113212,055 King of the Delta Blues Singers (524th)
by Robert Johnson
19621327,163 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,133rd)
by Ray Charles
196317336,014 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196420530,253 A Hard Day's Night (204th)
by The Beatles
1965259167,209 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966282239,172 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967387384,144 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968511239,133 The Beatles (The White Album) (10th)
by The Beatles
1969540351,753 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7401,478,270

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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191.

Turn! Turn! Turn!United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1965:18Rank Score:556
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,172
Average Rating: 76/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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192.

Roger The EngineerUnited Kingdom The Yardbirds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1966:20Rank Score:552
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,187
Average Rating: 77/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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193.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:550
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,196
Average Rating: 73/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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194.

Maiden VoyageUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1965Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1965:19Rank Score:549
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,205
Average Rating: 76/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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195.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:545
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,221
Average Rating: 76/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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196.

Scott 2United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1968Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1968:37Rank Score:543
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,233
Average Rating: 77/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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197.

The Rolling StonesUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1964Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1964:13Rank Score:527
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,275
Average Rating: 73/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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198.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1961:6Rank Score:521
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,288
Average Rating: 75/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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199.

Yellow SubmarineUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1969:54Rank Score:519
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,300
Average Rating: 66/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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200.

Bert JanschUnited Kingdom Bert Jansch
Year of Release:1965Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1965:20Rank Score:512
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,331
Average Rating: 79/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 47 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 52 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 100 10%
1966 101 10%
1967 143 14%
1968 196 20%
1969 208 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Johnny Cash 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 622 62%
United Kingdom 226 23%
Brazil 23 2%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 11 1%
France 10 1%
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