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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 17,000 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.
196012211,870 Sketches Of Spain (494th)
by Miles Davis
196113912,181 King of the Delta Blues Singers (532nd)
by Robert Johnson
19621417,877 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,059th)
by Ray Charles
196317837,315 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (143rd)
by Bob Dylan
196421231,077 A Hard Day's Night (201st)
by The Beatles
1965263169,996 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966289242,105 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967406393,795 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968527245,326 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969559361,799 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,8361,513,342

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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191.

Easter EverywhereUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1967Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1967:36Rank Score:581
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,151
Average Rating:  78/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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192.

Caetano VelosoBrazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1968Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1968:38Rank Score:573
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,169
Average Rating:  77/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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193.

On The Threshold Of A DreamUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1969:53Rank Score:568
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,179
Average Rating:  76/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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194.

Blues BreakersUnited Kingdom John Mayall With Eric Clapton
Year of Release:1966Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1966:19Rank Score:565
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,188
Average Rating:  79/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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195.

Machine GunGermany Peter Br√∂tzmann
Year of Release:1968Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1968:39Rank Score:560
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,197
Average Rating:  74/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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196.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:560
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,198
Average Rating:  74/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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197.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1961:6Rank Score:555
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,213
Average Rating:  75/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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198.

Maiden VoyageUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1965Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1965:20Rank Score:553
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,224
Average Rating:  77/100 (48 votes)
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199.

The Rolling StonesUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1964Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1964:13Rank Score:540
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,282
Average Rating:  73/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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200.

AtlantisUnited States Sun Ra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1969:54Rank Score:536
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,290
Average Rating:  76/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 97 10%
1966 94 9%
1967 143 14%
1968 200 20%
1969 212 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 619 62%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Canada 22 2%
Brazil 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 13 1%
France 11 1%
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