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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 25,000 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.
196021117,877 Sketches Of Spain (521st)
by Miles Davis
196124616,285 King Of The Delta Blues Singers (644th)
by Robert Johnson
196225511,776 Modern Sounds In Country and Wes... (1,148th)
by Ray Charles
196329449,934 The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (149th)
by Charles Mingus
196435842,531 A Hard Day's Night (212th)
by The Beatles
1965414220,662 Highway 61 Revisited (20th)
by Bob Dylan
1966446313,817 Revolver (3rd)
by The Beatles
1967609495,544 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club... (5th)
by The Beatles
1968843313,887 The Beatles (The White Album) (11th)
by The Beatles
1969988478,979 Abbey Road (4th)
by The Beatles
Total4,6641,961,292

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
211.

Blues & RootsUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1960Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 1960:5Rank Score:668
Rank in 1960s211Overall Rank:2,398
Average Rating:  78/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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212.

Basket Of LightUnited Kingdom Pentangle
Year of Release:1969Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1969:59Rank Score:661
Rank in 1960s212Overall Rank:2,419
Average Rating:  78/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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213.

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus MingusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1963Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1963:9Rank Score:657
Rank in 1960s213Overall Rank:2,430
Average Rating:  78/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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214.

Turn! Turn! Turn!United States The Byrds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1965:19Rank Score:655
Rank in 1960s214Overall Rank:2,441
Average Rating:  76/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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215.

Wild Is The WindUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1966:26Rank Score:652
Rank in 1960s215Overall Rank:2,452
Average Rating:  77/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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216.

Scott 2United States Scott Walker
Year of Release:1968Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1968:39Rank Score:649
Rank in 1960s216Overall Rank:2,461
Average Rating:  77/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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217.

Night TrainCanada Oscar Peterson Trio
Year of Release:1962Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1962:4Rank Score:642
Rank in 1960s217Overall Rank:2,484
Average Rating:  76/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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218.

Nina Simone Sings The BluesUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1967Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1967:38Rank Score:635
Rank in 1960s218Overall Rank:2,505
Average Rating:  82/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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219.

The 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The OnionUnited Kingdom The Incredible String Band
Year of Release:1967Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1967:39Rank Score:618
Rank in 1960s219Overall Rank:2,559
Average Rating:  77/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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220.

MoreUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1969Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1969:60Rank Score:614
Rank in 1960s220Overall Rank:2,566
Average Rating:  70/100 (243 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 39 4%
1961 41 4%
1962 40 4%
1963 51 5%
1964 60 6%
1965 92 9%
1966 105 11%
1967 147 15%
1968 194 19%
1969 231 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%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Miles Davis 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 610 61%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Brazil 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 20 2%
France 12 1%
Germany 9 1%
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