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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 15,000 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.
196011310,616 Sketches Of Spain (471st)
by Miles Davis
196112511,570 King of the Delta Blues Singers (501st)
by Robert Johnson
19621246,773 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,277th)
by Ray Charles
196316534,643 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (149th)
by Bob Dylan
196419529,598 A Hard Day's Night (197th)
by The Beatles
1965251161,673 Highway 61 Revisited (17th)
by Bob Dylan
1966269232,008 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967373371,751 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968487229,645 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969523340,747 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6251,429,025

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

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1961:6Rank Score:544
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,156
Average Rating: 73/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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192.

Caetano VelosoBrazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1968Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1968:37Rank Score:532
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,200
Average Rating: 78/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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193.

Basket Of LightUnited Kingdom Pentangle
Year of Release:1969Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1969:52Rank Score:531
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,202
Average Rating: 74/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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194.

Our Mother The MountainUnited States Townes Van Zandt
Year of Release:1969Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1969:53Rank Score:530
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,206
Average Rating: 76/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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195.

Blues BreakersUnited Kingdom John Mayall With Eric Clapton
Year of Release:1966Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1966:20Rank Score:523
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,224
Average Rating: 78/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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196.

Machine GunGermany Peter Br√∂tzmann
Year of Release:1968Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1968:38Rank Score:521
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,232
Average Rating: 73/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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197.

A Rainbow In Curved AirUnited States Terry Riley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1969:54Rank Score:513
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,257
Average Rating: 78/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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198.

Yellow SubmarineUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1969:55Rank Score:512
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,264
Average Rating: 66/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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199.

Electric Music For The Mind And BodyUnited States Country Joe And The Fish
Year of Release:1967Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1967:37Rank Score:509
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,275
Average Rating: 74/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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200.

The Rolling StonesUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1964Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1964:12Rank Score:509
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,276
Average Rating: 74/100 (116 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 42 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 100 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 146 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 212 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
John Coltrane 13 1%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Various Artists 12 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 611 61%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Brazil 21 2%
France 14 1%
Italy 12 1%
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