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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 19,000 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.
196015112,909 Sketches Of Spain (465th)
by Miles Davis
196116813,298 King of the Delta Blues Singers (557th)
by Robert Johnson
19621778,867 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,117th)
by Ray Charles
196321040,952 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (146th)
by Bob Dylan
196424133,934 A Hard Day's Night (220th)
by The Beatles
1965303183,350 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966331264,078 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967453421,011 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968607265,883 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969648394,712 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total3,2891,638,993

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.

Jackson C FrankUnited States Jackson C Frank
Year of Release:1965Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1965:18Rank Score:634
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,149
Average Rating:  79/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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192.

Folk SingerUnited States Muddy Waters
Year of Release:1964Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1964:13Rank Score:632
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,155
Average Rating:  75/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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193.

In-A-Gadda-Da-VidaUnited States Iron Butterfly
Year of Release:1968Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1968:38Rank Score:629
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,164
Average Rating:  72/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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194.

OarCanada Alexander Spence
Year of Release:1969Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1969:54Rank Score:629
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,165
Average Rating:  75/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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195.

Creedence Clearwater RevivalUnited States Creedence Clearwater Revival
Year of Release:1968Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1968:39Rank Score:627
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,169
Average Rating:  76/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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196.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1963:8Rank Score:626
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,173
Average Rating:  78/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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197.

Bob DylanUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1962Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1962:3Rank Score:619
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,189
Average Rating:  72/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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198.

Electric Music For The Mind And BodyUnited States Country Joe And The Fish
Year of Release:1967Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1967:35Rank Score:616
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,196
Average Rating:  75/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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199.

On The Threshold Of A DreamUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1969:55Rank Score:615
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,199
Average Rating:  76/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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200.

Turn! Turn! Turn!United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1965:19Rank Score:604
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,226
Average Rating:  76/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 40 4%
1962 44 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 98 10%
1966 99 10%
1967 145 15%
1968 198 20%
1969 215 22%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 16 2%
The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Johnny Cash 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 616 62%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Brazil 27 3%
Canada 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 11 1%
Germany 10 1%
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