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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 23,000 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.
196019016,850 Sketches Of Spain (506th)
by Miles Davis
196121414,971 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (633rd)
by Robert Johnson
196222710,850 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,102nd)
by Ray Charles
196326847,766 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (149th)
by Bob Dylan
196432439,758 A Hard Day's Night (219th)
by The Beatles
1965386209,170 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966413298,607 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967566472,862 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968766300,642 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969896454,402 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,2501,865,878

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

On The Threshold Of A DreamUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1969:52Rank Score:742
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,127
Average Rating:  77/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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192.

A Christmas Gift For YouMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1963Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:738
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,140
Average Rating:  78/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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193.

AstigmaticPoland Krzysztof Komeda
Year of Release:1966Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1966:23Rank Score:734
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,155
Average Rating:  78/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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194.

The Soft MachineUnited Kingdom Soft Machine
Year of Release:1968Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1968:37Rank Score:729
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,169
Average Rating:  77/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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195.

The Good, The Bad & The UglyItaly Ennio Morricone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1966:24Rank Score:720
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,185
Average Rating:  81/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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196.

Folk SingerUnited States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1964Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1964:12Rank Score:702
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,222
Average Rating:  76/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 5 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:36 charts
Rank in 1967:36Rank Score:697
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,238
Average Rating:  76/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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198.

In-A-Gadda-Da-VidaUnited States Iron Butterfly
Year of Release:1968Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1968:38Rank Score:689
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,255
Average Rating:  72/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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199.

Roger The EngineerUnited Kingdom The Yardbirds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1966:25Rank Score:683
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,270
Average Rating:  77/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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200.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:680
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,282
Average Rating:  76/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 41 4%
1961 43 4%
1962 41 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 60 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 101 10%
1967 140 14%
1968 198 20%
1969 231 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 603 60%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Canada 19 2%
France 13 1%
Germany 10 1%
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