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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 24,000 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.
196021017,347 Sketches Of Spain (509th)
by Miles Davis
196124215,667 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (635th)
by Robert Johnson
196224811,268 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,165th)
by Ray Charles
196328948,878 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (153rd)
by Bob Dylan
196434740,536 A Hard Day's Night (216th)
by The Beatles
1965408214,331 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966438305,409 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967596481,390 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968822305,902 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969959464,824 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,5591,905,552

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.

Easter EverywhereUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1967Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1967:34Rank Score:751
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,150
Average Rating:  80/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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192.

AstigmaticPoland Krzysztof Komeda
Year of Release:1966Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1966:23Rank Score:745
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,172
Average Rating:  78/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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193.

Procol HarumUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1967Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1967:35Rank Score:741
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,179
Average Rating:  78/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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194.

On The Threshold Of A DreamUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1969:53Rank Score:740
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,185
Average Rating:  77/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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195.

The Good, The Bad & The UglyItaly Ennio Morricone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1966:24Rank Score:739
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,186
Average Rating:  82/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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196.

The Soft MachineUnited Kingdom Soft Machine
Year of Release:1968Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 1968:37Rank Score:727
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,211
Average Rating:  77/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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197.

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:719
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,233
Average Rating:  76/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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198.

Folk SingerUnited States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1964Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1964:12Rank Score:712
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,251
Average Rating:  76/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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199.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:707
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,263
Average Rating:  79/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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200.

In-A-Gadda-Da-VidaUnited States Iron Butterfly
Year of Release:1968Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 1968:38Rank Score:696
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,292
Average Rating:  72/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 42 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 60 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 194 19%
1969 228 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 607 61%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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