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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.
196016013,098 Sketches Of Spain (470th)
by Miles Davis
196118113,831 King of the Delta Blues Singers (564th)
by Robert Johnson
19621859,553 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,133rd)
by Ray Charles
196322141,898 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (144th)
by Bob Dylan
196425234,440 A Hard Day's Night (222nd)
by The Beatles
1965319186,388 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966346267,099 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967470427,294 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968628269,414 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969680399,313 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,4421,662,328

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.

On The Threshold Of A DreamUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1969:53Rank Score:654
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,115
Average Rating:  76/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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192.

Folk SingerUnited States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1964Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1964:12Rank Score:639
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,160
Average Rating:  75/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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193.

In-A-Gadda-Da-VidaUnited States Iron Butterfly
Year of Release:1968Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1968:37Rank Score:635
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,168
Average Rating:  73/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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194.

OarCanada Alexander Spence
Year of Release:1969Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1969:54Rank Score:631
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,181
Average Rating:  76/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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195.

Creedence Clearwater RevivalUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1968Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1968:38Rank Score:630
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,183
Average Rating:  76/100 (104 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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196.

The Good, The Bad & The UglyItaly Ennio Morricone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1966:23Rank Score:628
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,189
Average Rating:  80/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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197.

Tropic├ília: Ou Panis Et CircencisMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1968Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1968:39Rank Score:625
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,195
Average Rating:  79/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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198.

Moondog (1969)United States Moondog
Year of Release:1969Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1969:55Rank Score:621
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,205
Average Rating:  80/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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199.

Electric Music For The Mind And BodyUnited States Country Joe And The Fish
Year of Release:1967Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1967:35Rank Score:618
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,212
Average Rating:  75/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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200.

Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1962Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1962:3Rank Score:618
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,213
Average Rating:  72/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 44 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 47 5%
1963 49 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 99 10%
1966 101 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 197 20%
1969 209 21%
Artist Albums %


Walter Wanderley 19 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 596 60%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Brazil 49 5%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Canada 21 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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