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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 14,000 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.
196011010,186 Sketches Of Spain (485th)
by Miles Davis
196112111,035 King of the Delta Blues Singers (501st)
by Robert Johnson
19621166,348 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,115th)
by Ray Charles
196315832,467 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (141st)
by Bob Dylan
196418527,308 A Hard Day's Night (199th)
by The Beatles
1965238152,209 Highway 61 Revisited (17th)
by Bob Dylan
1966253221,812 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967357354,816 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968464218,917 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969493323,723 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,4951,358,823

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

Live At The Star Club, HamburgUnited States Jerry Lee Lewis
Year of Release:1964Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1964:12Rank Score:475
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,280
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192.

I Put A Spell On YouUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1965Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1965:16Rank Score:466
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,320
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193.

Machine GunGermany Peter Br√∂tzmann
Year of Release:1968Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1968:38Rank Score:464
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,330
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194.

KinksUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1964Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1964:13Rank Score:463
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,339
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195.

The Rolling StonesUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1964Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1964:14Rank Score:462
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,342
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196.

On The Threshold Of A DreamUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1969:54Rank Score:461
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,346
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197.

Turn! Turn! Turn!United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1965:17Rank Score:461
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,347
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198.

Blues BreakersUnited Kingdom John Mayall With Eric Clapton
Year of Release:1966Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1966:19Rank Score:459
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,360
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199.

Bert JanschUnited Kingdom Bert Jansch
Year of Release:1965Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1965:18Rank Score:455
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,374
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200.

New York TendaberryUnited States Laura Nyro
Year of Release:1969Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1969:55Rank Score:452
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,381
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 48 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 48 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 96 10%
1966 101 10%
1967 149 15%
1968 197 20%
1969 207 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 14 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Johnny Cash 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 606 61%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Canada 21 2%
Brazil 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 13 1%
Italy 13 1%
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