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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 18,000 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.
196013312,973 Sketches Of Spain (465th)
by Miles Davis
196114912,688 King of the Delta Blues Singers (534th)
by Robert Johnson
19621608,270 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,101st)
by Ray Charles
196319739,342 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196422032,702 A Hard Day's Night (213th)
by The Beatles
1965280177,574 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966309252,204 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967424409,811 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968568258,289 The Beatles (The White Album) (10th)
by The Beatles
1969608382,194 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,0481,586,047

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.

Folk SingerUnited States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1964Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1964:13Rank Score:622
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,118
Average Rating:  74/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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192.

Scott 2United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1968Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1968:37Rank Score:612
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,148
Average Rating:  77/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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193.

The Soft MachineUnited Kingdom Soft Machine
Year of Release:1968Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1968:38Rank Score:608
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,161
Average Rating:  75/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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194.

Bert JanschUnited Kingdom Bert Jansch
Year of Release:1965Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1965:19Rank Score:608
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,164
Average Rating:  78/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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195.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1960:3Rank Score:602
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,179
Average Rating:  78/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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196.

Our Mother The MountainUnited States Townes Van Zandt
Year of Release:1969Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1969:54Rank Score:600
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,187
Average Rating:  77/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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197.

AtlantisUnited States Sun Ra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1969:55Rank Score:599
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,193
Average Rating:  77/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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198.

Monk's DreamUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1963Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:596
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,201
Average Rating:  77/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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199.

Maiden VoyageUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1965Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1965:20Rank Score:594
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,212
Average Rating:  76/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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200.

Easter EverywhereUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1967Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1967:37Rank Score:584
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,236
Average Rating:  78/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 43 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 98 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 198 20%
1969 216 22%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 619 62%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 23 2%
Brazil 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
France 11 1%
Italy 10 1%
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