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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 22,000 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.
196017915,523 Sketches Of Spain (485th)
by Miles Davis
196119913,530 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (616th)
by Robert Johnson
196220810,188 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,199th)
by Ray Charles
196324744,998 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (145th)
by Bob Dylan
196429638,060 A Hard Day's Night (215th)
by The Beatles
1965368200,195 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966398284,496 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967544453,251 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968736287,711 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969844432,058 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,0191,780,009

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
211.

Roger The EngineerUnited Kingdom The Yardbirds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1966:25Rank Score:610
Rank in 1960s211Overall Rank:2,379
Average Rating:  77/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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212.

Moondog (1969)United States Moondog
Year of Release:1969Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1969:57Rank Score:595
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,424
Average Rating:  80/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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213.

CloudsCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1969Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1969:58Rank Score:585
Rank in 1960s213Overall Rank:2,454
Average Rating:  76/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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214.

Sunday At The Village VanguardUnited States Bill Evans Trio
Year of Release:1961Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1961:5Rank Score:581
Rank in 1960s214Overall Rank:2,465
Average Rating:  77/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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215.

Joan BaezUnited States Joan Baez
Year of Release:1960Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:578
Rank in 1960s215Overall Rank:2,475
Average Rating:  76/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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216.

Nina Simone Sings The BluesUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1967Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1967:39Rank Score:575
Rank in 1960s216Overall Rank:2,485
Average Rating:  81/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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217.

Green OnionsUnited States Booker T. & The M.G.'s
Year of Release:1962Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1962:4Rank Score:567
Rank in 1960s217Overall Rank:2,516
Average Rating:  76/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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218.

Nancy & LeeUnited States Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood
Year of Release:1968Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1968:40Rank Score:565
Rank in 1960s218Overall Rank:2,522
Average Rating:  77/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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219.

Elvis Is Back!United States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1960Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1960:6Rank Score:563
Rank in 1960s219Overall Rank:2,529
Average Rating:  75/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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220.

Basket Of LightUnited Kingdom Pentangle
Year of Release:1969Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1969:59Rank Score:561
Rank in 1960s220Overall Rank:2,534
Average Rating:  78/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 42 4%
1961 35 4%
1962 42 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 63 6%
1965 91 9%
1966 106 11%
1967 144 14%
1968 199 20%
1969 227 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beach Boys 16 2%
The Beatles 15 2%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
Walter Wanderley 12 1%
John Coltrane 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 596 60%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Brazil 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 10 1%
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