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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 19,000 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.
196013712,819 Sketches Of Spain (465th)
by Miles Davis
196115312,717 King of the Delta Blues Singers (550th)
by Robert Johnson
19621668,339 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,131st)
by Ray Charles
196320139,928 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (148th)
by Bob Dylan
196423532,890 A Hard Day's Night (221st)
by The Beatles
1965288180,130 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966317259,369 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967431413,937 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968586261,503 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969623387,205 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,1371,608,839

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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RankAlbumArtist
191.

Jackson C FrankUnited States Jackson C Frank
Year of Release:1965Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1965:18Rank Score:621
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,145
Average Rating:  79/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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192.

Creedence Clearwater RevivalUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1968Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1968:38Rank Score:620
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,152
Average Rating:  76/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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193.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:620
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,153
Average Rating:  78/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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194.

On The Threshold Of A DreamUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1969:51Rank Score:618
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,156
Average Rating:  76/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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195.

Electric Music For The Mind And BodyUnited States Country Joe And The Fish
Year of Release:1967Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1967:35Rank Score:615
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,165
Average Rating:  74/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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196.

OarCanada Alexander Spence
Year of Release:1969Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1969:52Rank Score:615
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,168
Average Rating:  75/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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197.

Our Mother The MountainUnited States Townes Van Zandt
Year of Release:1969Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1969:53Rank Score:614
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,170
Average Rating:  77/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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198.

AtlantisUnited States Sun Ra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1969:54Rank Score:610
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,184
Average Rating:  77/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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199.

Moondog (1969)United States Moondog
Year of Release:1969Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1969:55Rank Score:600
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,212
Average Rating:  80/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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200.

Turn! Turn! Turn!United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1965:19Rank Score:593
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,232
Average Rating:  76/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 48 5%
1961 41 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 62 6%
1965 98 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 199 20%
1969 214 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Otis Redding 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 615 62%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 26 3%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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