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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.
196011410,932 Sketches Of Spain (489th)
by Miles Davis
196112811,681 King of the Delta Blues Singers (510th)
by Robert Johnson
19621266,851 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,294th)
by Ray Charles
196316935,349 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (148th)
by Bob Dylan
196420230,016 A Hard Day's Night (199th)
by The Beatles
1965257164,065 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966275235,404 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967380377,271 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968497233,901 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969529346,250 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6771,451,719

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.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:543
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,190
Average Rating: 73/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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192.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:538
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,208
Average Rating: 79/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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193.

Caetano VelosoBrazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1968Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1968:36Rank Score:537
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,211
Average Rating: 77/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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194.

Scott 2United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1968Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1968:37Rank Score:535
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,226
Average Rating: 77/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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195.

Roger The EngineerUnited Kingdom The Yardbirds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1966:20Rank Score:532
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,235
Average Rating: 77/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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196.

A Rainbow In Curved AirUnited States Terry Riley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1969:54Rank Score:522
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,257
Average Rating: 77/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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197.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1961:6Rank Score:519
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,270
Average Rating: 75/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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198.

The Rolling StonesUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1964Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1964:13Rank Score:516
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,276
Average Rating: 74/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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199.

Folk SingerUnited States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1964Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1964:14Rank Score:511
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,299
Average Rating: 74/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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200.

Yellow SubmarineUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1969:55Rank Score:511
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,302
Average Rating: 66/100 (247 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 43 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 43 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 68 7%
1965 100 10%
1966 97 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 196 20%
1969 209 21%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 611 61%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 24 2%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Italy 12 1%
France 11 1%
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