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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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1960s decade summary
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.
196012912,730 Sketches Of Spain (469th)
by Miles Davis
196114512,569 King of the Delta Blues Singers (537th)
by Robert Johnson
19621518,360 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,083rd)
by Ray Charles
196319138,325 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196421731,889 A Hard Day's Night (209th)
by The Beatles
1965277174,810 Highway 61 Revisited (19th)
by Bob Dylan
1966301248,896 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967420405,002 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968555253,805 The Beatles (The White Album) (10th)
by The Beatles
1969599375,607 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,9851,561,994

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.

Creedence Clearwater RevivalUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1968Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1968:36Rank Score:617
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,092
Average Rating:  76/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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192.

The Soft MachineUnited Kingdom Soft Machine
Year of Release:1968Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1968:37Rank Score:616
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,097
Average Rating:  75/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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193.

Scott 2United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1968Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1968:38Rank Score:613
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,109
Average Rating:  77/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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194.

Easter EverywhereUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1967Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1967:37Rank Score:611
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,115
Average Rating:  78/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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195.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:595
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,169
Average Rating:  73/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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196.

Machine GunGermany Peter Brötzmann
Year of Release:1968Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1968:39Rank Score:593
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,175
Average Rating:  74/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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197.

On The Threshold Of A DreamUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1969:53Rank Score:586
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,194
Average Rating:  76/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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198.

Maiden VoyageUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1965Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1965:20Rank Score:584
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,199
Average Rating:  76/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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199.

Tropicália: Ou Panis Et CircencisMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1968Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1968:40Rank Score:582
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,206
Average Rating:  78/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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200.

Our Mother The MountainUnited States Townes Van Zandt
Year of Release:1969Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1969:54Rank Score:566
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,250
Average Rating:  77/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 49 5%
1961 42 4%
1962 45 5%
1963 48 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 98 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 147 15%
1968 197 20%
1969 215 22%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 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 617 62%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Brazil 25 3%
Canada 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
Italy 11 1%
France 11 1%
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