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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 16,000 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.
196012111,651 Sketches Of Spain (497th)
by Miles Davis
196113412,353 King of the Delta Blues Singers (524th)
by Robert Johnson
19621357,566 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,106th)
by Ray Charles
196317336,511 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (144th)
by Bob Dylan
196420930,834 A Hard Day's Night (200th)
by The Beatles
1965260168,499 Highway 61 Revisited (18th)
by Bob Dylan
1966283241,323 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967392388,759 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968514241,799 The Beatles (The White Album) (9th)
by The Beatles
1969546356,931 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total2,7671,496,226

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.

Machine GunGermany Peter Br√∂tzmann
Year of Release:1968Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1968:38Rank Score:560
Rank in 1960s191Overall Rank:2,185
Average Rating: 74/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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192.

Waltz For DebbyUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:558
Rank in 1960s192Overall Rank:2,193
Average Rating: 73/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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193.

On The Threshold Of A DreamUnited Kingdom The Moody Blues
Year of Release:1969Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1969:53Rank Score:555
Rank in 1960s193Overall Rank:2,205
Average Rating: 77/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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194.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans
Year of Release:1961Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1961:6Rank Score:552
Rank in 1960s194Overall Rank:2,214
Average Rating: 75/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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195.

Maiden VoyageUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1965Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1965:19Rank Score:549
Rank in 1960s195Overall Rank:2,229
Average Rating: 77/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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196.

AtlantisUnited States Sun Ra
Year of Release:1969Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1969:54Rank Score:533
Rank in 1960s196Overall Rank:2,284
Average Rating: 76/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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197.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1960:4Rank Score:532
Rank in 1960s197Overall Rank:2,288
Average Rating: 76/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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198.

The Rolling StonesUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1964Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1964:13Rank Score:530
Rank in 1960s198Overall Rank:2,297
Average Rating: 73/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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199.

Bert JanschUnited Kingdom Bert Jansch
Year of Release:1965Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1965:20Rank Score:528
Rank in 1960s199Overall Rank:2,301
Average Rating: 79/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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200.

A Rainbow In Curved AirUnited States Terry Riley
Year of Release:1969Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1969:55Rank Score:526
Rank in 1960s200Overall Rank:2,306
Average Rating: 77/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 50 5%
1961 46 5%
1962 43 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 101 10%
1966 96 10%
1967 144 14%
1968 194 19%
1969 210 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 17 2%
The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 13 1%
Frank Sinatra 12 1%
Johnny Cash 11 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 624 62%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Canada 23 2%
Brazil 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Italy 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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