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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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1960s decade summary
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.
196011911,287 Sketches Of Spain (499th)
by Miles Davis
196113311,977 King of the Delta Blues Singers (530th)
by Robert Johnson
19621317,138 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,166th)
by Ray Charles
196317235,632 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196420430,238 A Hard Day's Night (206th)
by The Beatles
1965258166,102 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966281237,514 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967386382,090 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968509236,920 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969539349,560 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7321,468,458

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, King Crimson and Van Morrison.
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RankAlbumArtist
191.

Almendra Argentina Almendra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1969:52Rank Score:547
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,203
Average Rating: 78/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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192.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:545
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,210
Average Rating: 76/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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193.

AstigmaticPoland Krzysztof Komeda
Year of Release:1966Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1966:20Rank Score:543
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,218
Average Rating: 75/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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194.

Scott 2United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1968Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1968:37Rank Score:541
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,229
Average Rating: 77/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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195.

The Rolling StonesUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1964Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1964:13Rank Score:528
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,267
Average Rating: 73/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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196.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1961:6Rank Score:521
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,284
Average Rating: 75/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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197.

Yellow SubmarineUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1969:53Rank Score:518
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,294
Average Rating: 66/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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198.

Folk SingerUnited States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1964Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1964:14Rank Score:512
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,315
Average Rating: 74/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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199.

Bert JanschUnited Kingdom Bert Jansch
Year of Release:1965Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1965:19Rank Score:509
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,329
Average Rating: 78/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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200.

Electric Music For The Mind And BodyUnited States Country Joe And The Fish
Year of Release:1967Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1967:37Rank Score:509
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,332
Average Rating: 74/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 47 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 97 10%
1966 101 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 195 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 617 62%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 24 2%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 10 1%
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