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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 15,000 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.
196011310,760 Sketches Of Spain (473rd)
by Miles Davis
196112511,569 King of the Delta Blues Singers (503rd)
by Robert Johnson
19621256,818 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,280th)
by Ray Charles
196316534,965 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196419729,751 A Hard Day's Night (197th)
by The Beatles
1965251162,272 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966269233,177 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967373373,591 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968487230,461 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969523342,014 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,6281,435,378

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, King Crimson and Van Morrison.
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RankAlbumArtist
191.

Machine GunGermany Peter Br√∂tzmann
Year of Release:1968Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1968:37Rank Score:540
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,177
Average Rating: 73/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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192.

Caetano VelosoBrazil Caetano Veloso
Year of Release:1968Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1968:38Rank Score:537
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,185
Average Rating: 78/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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193.

Our Mother The MountainUnited States Townes Van Zandt
Year of Release:1969Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1969:52Rank Score:530
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,211
Average Rating: 76/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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194.

A Rainbow In Curved AirUnited States Terry Riley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1969:53Rank Score:528
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,215
Average Rating: 77/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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195.

Roger The EngineerUnited Kingdom The Yardbirds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1966:20Rank Score:528
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,216
Average Rating: 78/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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196.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1961:6Rank Score:527
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,218
Average Rating: 75/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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197.

Basket Of LightUnited Kingdom Pentangle
Year of Release:1969Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1969:54Rank Score:524
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,230
Average Rating: 74/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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198.

Moondog (1969)United States Moondog
Year of Release:1969Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1969:55Rank Score:523
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,234
Average Rating: 78/100 (29 votes)
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199.

Blues BreakersUnited Kingdom John Mayall With Eric Clapton
Year of Release:1966Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1966:21Rank Score:523
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,235
Average Rating: 78/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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200.

Yellow SubmarineUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1969:56Rank Score:512
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,271
Average Rating: 67/100 (239 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 42 4%
1961 47 5%
1962 44 4%
1963 49 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 100 10%
1966 98 10%
1967 148 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 211 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
John Coltrane 13 1%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Various Artists 12 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 610 61%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Canada 22 2%
France 14 1%
Italy 12 1%
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