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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 26,000 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.
196021517,886 Sketches Of Spain (510th)
by Miles Davis
196125016,528 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (645th)
by Robert Johnson
196225811,804 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,171st)
by Ray Charles
196330450,501 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (146th)
by Charles Mingus
196436643,516 A Hard Day's Night (209th)
by The Beatles
1965420222,817 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966459317,206 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967619501,395 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968862317,355 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
19691,013486,177 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,7661,985,186

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

Moondog (1969)United States Moondog
Year of Release:1969Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1969:52Rank Score:798
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,121
Average Rating:  80/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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192.

Procol HarumUnited Kingdom Procol Harum
Year of Release:1967Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 1967:34Rank Score:797
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,123
Average Rating:  78/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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193.

Bert JanschUnited Kingdom Bert Jansch
Year of Release:1965Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1965:18Rank Score:796
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,125
Average Rating:  79/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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194.

Pain In My HeartUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1964Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1964:11Rank Score:791
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,137
Average Rating:  76/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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195.

Scott 3United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1969Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1969:53Rank Score:790
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,143
Average Rating:  77/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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196.

Yellow SubmarineUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1969Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 1969:54Rank Score:774
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,177
Average Rating:  67/100 (404 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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197.

On The Threshold Of A DreamUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1969:55Rank Score:771
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,185
Average Rating:  77/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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198.

A Rainbow In Curved AirUnited States Terry Riley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1969:56Rank Score:764
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,198
Average Rating:  78/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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199.

Easter EverywhereUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1967Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1967:35Rank Score:762
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,203
Average Rating:  79/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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200.

In-A-Gadda-Da-VidaUnited States Iron Butterfly
Year of Release:1968Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 1968:37Rank Score:762
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,204
Average Rating:  72/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 37 4%
1961 42 4%
1962 40 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 61 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 147 15%
1968 195 20%
1969 230 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 15 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 13 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 611 61%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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